Out of love with Netflix now that it's jacking up its rates for new customers? Check out these alternatives to the company's instant streaming and DVD-by-mail services.
Hulu -- Hulu is the best place to find just-ran television programs, some of which are free to watch on the Web. The film selection is weak, but improving.
YouTube Movies -- In an effort to beef up its Google TV and Android offerings, Google has begun renting movies on YouTube. New flicks typically rent for $4 and some old releases go for $2 or $3.
Apple TV -- An Apple TV allows iTunes users to stream their movie and TV show purchases directly to the big screen.
Amazon Instant Video -- To get free Amazon Instant Video streaming, you must sign up for Amazon Prime, which costs $79 for a year's subscription, but the service's library is growing quickly.
Blockbuster -- A new Blockbuster instant streaming service will be unveiled in October that may include Starz. Currently, the company also offers movie and TV show rentals and purchases as well.
CinemaNow -- A streaming movie rental and purchase service offered by Best Buy. Flicks cost $4 to rent and $16 to $20 to buy.
Vudu -- A streaming movie rental and purchase service by Walmart. Releases cost $4 to rent and $15 to $20 to buy.
Redbox -- Movie and video game rentals are offered for as low as $1 a day through its signature red vending machines inside or outside a variety of businesses.
GreenCine -- This is a DVD-by-mail service, but for indie, anime, artsy and foreign films only.
OnLive -- A video game instant streaming service with an unlimited $10-per-month plan or purchases.
GameFly -- A monthly video-game-by-mail service starting at $8 per month.
Xbox 360 -- Video game console that carries Zune movie rentals and purchases as well as ESPN3 sports access.
PS3 --Another video game console with streaming movie rentals and purchases through PlayStation Network.
Public Library -- You’d be surprised how many DVDs you can rent from your local library for free.
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