Blockbuster Online is an internet movie rental plan from the biggest name in movie rentals. Blockbuster Online offers unlimited rental options just like its competitor, Netflix, but you can also rent video games.
Rental options at Blockbuster Online include “On Demand” options right on your TV, a national network of franchises, and kiosk locations in the US These movie rental kiosks are similar to the Redbox movie rental machines that they are seen everywhere.
Blockbuster movie kiosks
When you want to rent a movie through a kiosk, all you need to do is search for a movie through a list of several hundred popular titles, find a kiosk near you, and pick up the movie. You can search online at the Blockbuster Online website to find the nearest kiosk.
Blockbuster On Demand
Movies on demand can be downloaded through various televisions, cell phones, and Blu-ray players. If you have a Samsung TV, Samsung Blu-ray player, Toshiba Blu-ray player, or HTC HD2 phone, you can sync your device with Blockbuster On Demand and download movies. Below is a list of other display options.
- TIVO DVR
- Samsung home theater systems
- Samsung LED, LCD or plasma TVs
- 2Wire MediaPoint Decoders
- Any PC with the right software
- T-Mobile mobile devices like HTC HD2
- Archos Players (portable devices)
- Motorola (coming soon)
- Xbox 360
In other words, almost everyone should have a device that allows them to buy or rent Blockbuster movies on demand. Even if you don’t have Motorola phones, T-Mobile cell phones, or Blu-ray updates, you probably have a personal computer, an XBOX 360, or a TIVO recorder.
Most rental downloads cost $ 2.99 or less, although new releases cost more. Blockbuster also offers some free downloads for rent. Purchase downloads come in 5 different pay tiers: $ 9.99, $ 13.99, $ 15.99, $ 19.99, and $ 20 + movies. You can search by MPAA rating, movie genre, or studio.
Search by category
Category options include film genres such as comedy, horror, foreign, western, romance, documentary, animation, and action. There are sections of special interest, performing arts and sports. Of course, Blockbuster offers a category for families and children.
These days, Blockbuster Online offers more than 95,000 movie titles. Like Netflix, you no longer have to deal with due dates and late fees. Manage your queue to get the movies you want the most, also like Netflix. If you have the right rental plan, you can make free changes in the store, while there is no additional charge for Blu-ray.
Online movie rental by Blockbuster
Blockbuster Online offers an attractive movie rental package, which includes elements of the Netflix and Redbox commercial plans, along with game rentals. I imagine this should appeal to a sizeable portion of the movie-renting population. While I still prefer faster Netflix shipping, if you had a Blockbuster kiosk or store in your neighborhood, or you play a lot of video games, Blockbuster Online might be a better option.