Anybody miss going to the video store to rent that just released today Movie you didn't get to see in theatres? or that game you really wanna try to see if you like before buying it? I do, i very much do, crap like Netflix ruined that. I despize netflix! all the movies on their are already months to years old, It's a rare site to see a title that's only 28 days old. How services like mailing dvd's to your door and streaming ruined the good old video store is beyond me, however for a canadian like me i find netflix very dissapointing, and Hilarious to say, 8$ a month not spent well. So i've done some research as to alternatives, their are many, of course the majority of them have their ups and downs and still have the old collection that netflix does. Up here in canada we DO NOT HAVE ANY Remaining video stores wut so ever, the last liquidation is Rogers Video witch is now Zip.ca for their netflix like feature, We've got nothing, No block busters left here nothing, just Netflix.
I found some alternatives
Block buster online
-Claims to get the latest titles 28 days sooner then netflix and other services
-Fast, cheap Mail service like netflix
-Has Video Games still! And ships the NEWEST ONES!
-I think it takes a couple weeks still for even them to get the newest titles.
^^^ I'll be watching this con to see if it becomes a pro.
-On demand streaming service only available in the United states (only a con to me lol)
-The dvd service and streaming service are not included in one plan.
omg this one i just recently discovered, it is owned by wal-mart, and they literally have coming soon dates for the newest releases, and they get the titles available for shipping and streaming the day their released in retail stores! AND their very cheap.
Enough said? i don't know of any cons yet, as this is the next one i am going to try.
it has full device support just like Netflix, only i have not seen an App on the iphone or android for it yet. And their have been complaints about the number of videos that can be streamed and watched on x number of devices.
-Kiosk Machine! Credit card, Debit Card, Cash!
-Conveniently Located in your town or city
-Large selection of newest titles
-Very much like going to the video store again
-Can Purchase or rent to purchase from machine
-No online service for streaming or renting (Although i here it's being planned)
-Vending machines are not located everywhere yet, although their are alot out
-Machines can only hold so many of the movies, so that title u want may not be their.
-A law suit witch ended in an agreement to not put out the latest movies until 28 days later is supposively in affect, unless i read wrong. This is to safe guard actual sales.
This one is owned by bestbuy i believe, They are pretty much like netflix and blockbuster and Vudu, only i'm not sure if they do the dvd and blu ray shipping thing.
They do however have PS3 PC/MAC and Blu-ray player/HDTV wi-fi device support, although it doesnt appear to be as FULLY compatible with everything as netflix, This shouldnt hurt it though, Has fairly new titles, and claims to be same day release, but i havn't found that claim to be entirely correct, will keep an eye out on this one though.
Anybody else wanna ad to the list over the next few months (as this site is dead)
i wanna try vudu but i here their's quiet a bit of problems. Not to mention it doesn't seem like the vudu app is available in my country for my ps3 yet. Although the online service the computer looks like it will work, i couldn't even get movie preview's to work. And i have a 10MB Internet connection.