There are numerous alternatives in downloading or watching movies online. Initially, like music downloading, downloading movies
online generally meant doing something prohibited. Nowadays, there are many areas to download or see movies online. The illegal
options continue to be available, of course, however, the legal movie sites are picking up steam. This guide will concentrate on
the legal online sites to watch and/or download movies.
There are a lot of alternatives out there. Every website provides their pricing model, selection, movie formats, and consumer
There are just two main pricing models the online movie download sites use – monthly subscriptions and per download pricing.
Sites offering monthly subscriptions provide unlimited downloads, to get a flat monthly cost. CinemaNow, Netflix, and Vongo
operate under this model.
Another significant pricing model, per download pricing, is just what it seems like. There’ll be a fee for every movie download.
Amazon Unbox and iTunes function this way.
Unless you are not considering watching very many movies in a month, the flat monthly fee is the way to go. There are also some
movies that are offered at no cost from each of the services and various free trials are accessible to test out them.
The selection varies from service to service. New releases are either hit or miss. Movies appear to be available on DVD and for
rental prior to being available for download. CinemaNow appears to get the movies faster than the others. ITunes selection is the
most limited of the main services.
ITunes is the clear exception, which provides records as MPEG-4s.
Each service needs you to download their software in order to download and watch movies. Each interface is different, but its
really a matter of personal preference. Vongo and CinemaNow each have good interfaces.