Sometimes your only choice for obtaining streaming content may be a pay-per-view or subscription vendor. We highlight a few of the more popular services.
instant streaming access to critically acclaimed films, hard-to-find gems, and cult favorites from the world’s greatest independent film libraries. FilmStruck was created by the movie lovers at Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and The Criterion Collection, giving you access to some of the world’s greatest films, shown uncut and commercial-free.
Amazon’s Instant Video service provides access to thousands of streaming video titles including feature films, TV shows, documentaries and other more. Amazon also offers its "Prime" service for a yearly fee, and with Prime, many streaming titles are available at no extra charge. Here is more information on how Amazon Instant Video works.
For the cost of a monthly subscription (about $10) Netflix offers access to thousands of titles that can be watched instantly on many types of devices. Here is more information on how Netflix works. A note about Netflix Instant versus Netflix DVD rental service: because of licensing rights, you will find much richer content available from the DVD rental subscription program. A lot of factors influence this and we (consumers of video content) continue to lose access to content as we crave the convenience of instant access. It's a trade-off.
IndieFlix gives film lovers access to thousands of high quality independent shorts, features, documentaries and web-series from film festivals around the world (for about $5 per month). IndieFlix’s mission is to champion filmmakers, launch careers, rethink traditional approaches to distribution, and celebrate the artistry and impact of independent film. Here is more information on IndieFlix.
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