A Guide to Streaming Media Services


Ten years ago, if you wanted to watch a movie on DVD, you had to go to your local Blockbuster video store, hope they had the movie you wanted in stock, and spend $3.99 to rent it. If you didn’t return it on time, you then had to deal with late fees and other headaches. Starting in 1999, Netflix brought a novel spin on that concept by giving their users the ability to get DVDs through the mail sans late fees. As you would expect, its service was groundbreaking.

In 2008, Netflix was once again the pioneer of their market when they unveiled their streaming video service. It has become immensely popular since, and the streaming landscape now offers a few more options. Two recent additions to the fray are Amazon and Hulu, which offer premium streaming services through Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus, respectively. Each service has its pluses and minuses, and we’re here to help you figure out which will best satisfy your viewing needs.


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November 10, 2011
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