Renting a DVD to watch a video may soon develop into a thing of the past as more and more movie buffs discover the numerous advantages of streaming movies online. Among the major DVD-rental businesses lost more than 800,000 subscribers in a three-month period, Fox News reports, and other subscribers are predicted to follow along with suit. Technology analyst Rob Enderle told reporters, “The near future is obviously streaming now – it’s just a matter of time before all disk-based media becomes obsolete.”
This isn’t strange when you look at these five ways streaming movies will change your daily life:
1. Save time. Trekking to the video store or rental box, finding parking and then searching the aisles for your chosen titles might not have a phenomenal number of effort, but it will take more than plopping down in your couch and pressing a key to see the same movies online.
2. Save money. The price of renting a DVD movie can be ridiculously high. True, it’s not the double digits you now pay to see a video in the theater film in streaming, but it may also come with late fees that may mount up quickly. Movie streaming subscriptions can offer unlimited viewing for a single fee or a price per movie that’s typically less costly than renting a DVD.
3. Avoid frustration. Watching movies online means the available titles are always available. You’re no further faced having an empty DVD case awaiting another user to return the flick, nor are you stuck with damaged or poor-quality DVDs. Streaming technology provides a crisp, clear picture with enhanced digital sound to match.
4. Receive instant gratification. Technology has improved greatly over the years, with quicker downloads and easier use than ever before. Besides, the online movies have yet to include the litany of trailers as well as ads now crammed at the beginning of many DVDs. That alone may be worth checking it out.
5. Obtain a jumpstart on the future. You will have a head begin the new wave of watching movies as opposed to be irate or confused when DVDs become yet more expensive and tougher to find.
So how do you do it? Most new TVs and DVD players have a web connection built-in. If not, you should buy a DVD player with the capability or a relatively inexpensive device designed specifically to stream online content to your TV. Just because technology is advanced, it doesn’t mean it’s difficult or expensive to obtain or hard to use. Streaming movies can be quick, easy and packed with benefits – and the cash you save can go for popcorn.