Netflix's decision to stop offering its DVD-by-mail service for an additional $2 to its unlimited streaming service had many users upset last week and the social media world was abuzz with people calling for a boycott of the company. But Wall Street sure wasn't listening--the stock rose after the announcement. For users who can’t stand to fork over the extra money have a plethora of different options, check them out:
For an annual rate of $79, Amazon will let you stream more than 6,000 movies to your favorite piece of technology.
While the website allows you to watch recent TV shows for free (but there are ads), for a nominal service charge of $7.99 a month (which is the same price as Netflix’s streaming-only service) you can access more than 33,000 shows and hundreds of movies.
These movie rental kiosks--found located in most grocery stores--offer recently-released films for as little as $1 as long as you return it the next day.
As movie rental stores become a thing of the past, the local library is a great alternative to find movies and best of all, they tend to be free.
While scheduling may be a bit difficult, daytime movie shows tend to be a lot cheaper than primetime viewings and you won’t face long lines at concession stands or worry about getting a good seat.
Plenty of filmmakers just want their movie to get seen. College campuses are great resources to find free screenings and many towns also have free showings of classic films at parks and other large venues throughout the summer.
Daily deal sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial occasionally offer discounted movie theater tickets with prices far below box-office prices. Be sure to read the fine print, often there are small extra fees tacked on to the price.
The DVD-by-mail and video streaming provider announced a 60% price hike to its cheapest movie-rental plan that includes streaming and DVD rentals last week. If you’re fed up with the price increases there are alternatives.