Movies that have been recently released on DVD can often be found online through services such as Amazon.com, VUDU and iTunes. New releases are not typically offered on services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Instant Video for several months after the DVD release.
Amazon.com often offers new releases of movies and television shows the day they are released to DVD or the day after a program airs on television. The show can be rented or purchased in HD or SD quality. Television shows are priced per season or per episode. Amazon Prime offers thousands of titles as part of its service, but new DVD releases are not typically offered for free.
VUDU and iTunes often offer movies for download online the same day that the movie is released on DVD. The movies can be rented or bought in HD or SD formats. VUDU offers the HDX format as well. VUDU and iTunes do not offer subscription services, but when a buyer purchases a physical copy of a DVD, VUDU stores the UltraViolet version so it can be streamed online. All of the services offer individual titles at a similar price; occasionally some titles are offered for free on Amazon Prime.