Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, YouTube, Google Play, iTunes, and Vudu are all popular online services for streaming movies. These services allow movie fans to stream a variety of movies directly to their tablets, devices or home televisions, often at a fraction of the cost of physical DVDs.
Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video are both subscription services that allow users to stream unlimited movies and television shows. As of 2015, memberships begin at $9 a month for Netflix and $8.25 a month for Prime Instant Video, which comes as a part of the Amazon Prime Bundle, along with free two-day shipping on Amazon.com orders.
YouTube, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu are all pay-per-view options for streaming movies. On top of its wide library of user-created content, YouTube also rents movies from $0.99 to $3.99 for two days. Google Play has a selection of new releases for $4, but can only be accessed on Android devices. Users can download iTunes as an app for most mobile devices and computers and access a large library of pay-per-view movies and television shows. Available on gaming systems, Macs and most set-top streaming boxes, Vudu is Walmart's movie streaming store, with rentals starting at $3.99.