One of the newest features on Netflix that has people everywhere wondering why they continue to fork out money for expensive and overrated cable programs is the instant streaming option that is now available through top gaming devices such as Wii, Xbox and PS3. For less than ten dollars a month homes can now have access to thousands of movies and television shows available instantly. I’ve had the program for almost two months and have not one negative opinion to report. If you’re considering buying into the plan here are some perks that may help you decide.
1. Titles on Instant Watch
We’ve had Netflix subscriptions two times in the past and cancelled them due to the fact that it just took too long for the DVDs to reach us for the program to be cost efficient. Visiting cheep video rental kiosks were much more feasible and quicker. With the titles now available instantly it’s been like having our own movie store right in our home. Another added perk is that we don’t need to worry about making a special trip out to return the DVD. It’s as easy as turning on your game system, clicking the Netflix channel, searching for your movie, and watching it if it is available instantly.
2. Cheaper than Cable and better than television
At fewer than ten dollars a month it is cheaper than cable and you don’t need to worry about introductory rates. Watching movies instantly through the Netflix also allows you to watch when you want. If your lifestyle is anything like mine, it’s hard to commit to being on the couch right at a certain time to be able to catch your favorite show. Netflix instant watch is ready when you are. Also, unlike television, you can hit the pause button anytime so you don’t need to wait for a commercial to get up to use the bathroom, get a snack, or yell at your kids for being too loud.
3. Instant watch vs. Owning DVDs
Buying one average priced DVD a month is more expensive than the price of a monthly Netflix subscription. You won’t have to worry about your pricey DVDs getting scratched or misplaced. Awhile ago when my house started accumulating massive amounts of DVDs we ran into the common household problem of where to put them all. We simply had no room for all the cases and DVD storage towers don’t necessarily add to the feng shui aesthetics in the living room. Using instant watch allows us to have the movies at our fingertips, like DVDs do, but without being buried by piles of DVD cases. Do we still own DVDs? Yes, there are some classics that we prefer to have and collect. However, we were able to cut down on the amount of DVDs we bought thus eliminating the storage problem and added expense.
If you’re thinking about signing up for a Netflix subscription I do have a suggestion, choose the plan that also allows you to receive unlimited DVDs by mail. When we signed up, it was only two dollars extra and it is worth every penny. There are many titles not available in instant watch, most new releases included, so it’s nice to have the option of getting DVDs mailed if there’s a title you’re dying to see. Most of all enjoy! You won’t be disappointed.