What About Those Competitors?
Okay, there are many other online and offline companies trying to throw Netflix off their thrown of
entertainment peculiarity. However, it hasn't or won't be easy.
Let's take a look at some of the contenders.
- Your Local Library
Your local library may try to give Netflix a run-for-their-money.
Like most libraries today, you have an adequate selection of DVDs, and sometimes VHS tapes are available as
well. In fact, you may find comparable offerings identical to Netflix. In addition, you can view them on normal
TV minus any specific equipment. However, libraries will still charge a late fee, unlike Netflix. Besides, who
wants to run outside for their viewing entertainment when you can have it delivered right to your door!
Besides, Netflix has a much broader selection.
- Hulu Plus TV and Network Movie Sites
If you are pulling-the-plug on cable TV, Hulu and
standard TV network sites can be alternatives to watching your favorite shows. However, the deal breaker is the
commercials. At first, this was the reasons why everyone ran to cable TV! Sure, you could purchase TIVO and
have the advantage of rewind, record, and all that good stuff. On the other hand, you can just watch Netflix
and be done with it! Which do you want the golden egg or the goose that lays them? Netflix is easier and still
comes out cheaper.
If you don't have cable, you can always hook your laptop up to your TV set and
view programs via iTunes and Hulu. TV shows can be bought per episode and the choice is pretty good. Movies can
be rented or purchased for a range of prices. Renting on iTunes still comes out more expensive than Netflix.
Why should you pay more for practically the same service?
Just about everyone is familiar with Redbox. Their movie selection is limited;
however, the price is quite tempting. Ninety-nine cents is hard to beat. So, Netflix charges $7.99 per month.
With Redbox, that's around eight movies per month. In spite of this, is Redbox really worth it? If movies are
not returned on time, you can face some pretty stiff penalties. In detective lingo, this case is solved. Who
wants to worry about late fees and all that stuff? It takes away from relaxing time watching your movie at your
leisure. Geez…Netflix looks better and better at every turn!
Yes, some of you might find Netflix's competitors features tempting.
Nonetheless, in the end, it is a personal choice. However, being practical will save you money and time in the
long-run. Netflix is the winner hands down.