Streaming rental sites and utilities like Amazon Instant Video, the Apple iTunes movie store and the Vudu website all allow users to make profiles, register a form of payment and then instantly rent and watch movies. The process takes only a few minutes and requires nothing but contact information, demographic information and the registration of a credit card or online pay service.
Streaming video can be watched on any computer with the requisite technical specifications. Smart phones and tablets can also play streaming video.
- Set up an account
- Browse through films
- Pay for rental and watch
The first step before viewing is to make an account with a streaming rental service of their choice. Most sign-up services are very basic and require only a credit card and some contact information like name, email address and a phone number to ensure order confirmation.
The next step is to find something to watch. All databases of rental films are searchable by genre, title and other factors like date of release and critical reception.
The final step is to pay for the rental and watch the film. This may necessitate downloading Flash Player or another video player, but this will always be prompted by the site and easy to accomplish.