I’ve had the Blockbuster online movie rental membership for over a year now and I thought that they had delivered the final death blow to Netflix and any other competitors. In addition to getting DVDs in the mail, you can also exchange them instantly at any Blockbuster store. Can’t get much better than that right? Wrong.
Netflix added a new feature where in addition to getting DVDs in the mail, you can now watch a handful of movies instantly on your computer, or if you have an Xbox, you can watch them instantly on your TV. Shazam. And since I am an Xbox man myself, I decided to try it out. Needless to say, I’ve cancelled my Blockbuster subscription and am now a Netflix convert. They are updating their instant movie queue to catch up with all the movies out, so it will probably take awhile until all movies are available instantly. But when they do, Blockbuster better get creative and come up with something revolutionary. It turns out that competition really is good for the consumer.
Click here to see about Netflix’s program.