Blockbuster vs. Netflix: What’s the Best Service for Streaming and DVD Service
With so many online, in-store and streaming DVD services out there it might be hard to know which service to go with. Connect Your Home would like to help. We have put together a side-by-side comparison for both Blockbuster and Netflix and hope that this will better help enable you to make an informed decision. The original King of streaming service was Netflix when they were the first to innovate the use of online ordering and personal delivery, monthly subscriptions that were kept at a flat rate and—the big one—never any late fees. Things have all of a sudden changed and not only do we have another King in streaming services, Blockbuster Movie Pass, but Netflix has switched up their service, no longer offering streaming service and DVD-by-mail for one low price. Blockbuster Movie Pass now offers its own flat-fee disc by-mail program; Blockbuster Total Access has some great new options that Netflix doesn’t offer. Consumers can choose between DVDs, Blu-ray movies, or video game discs. Moreover, Blockbuster lets Total Access subscribers exchange discs in a Blockbuster store, if they’d prefer immediate satisfaction to waiting on the mailman. Here are the side-by-side comparisons:
|Netflix||Blockbuster Total Access|
|Monthly Pricing (unlimited Rentals)||$7.99 (one DVD at a time)$9.99 (one DVD or Blu-ray; up to game disc out at a time.)$43.99 (for eight DVDs)$52.99 (for Blu-ray||$9.99 (one DVD, Blu-ray, or video game disc out at a time);$14.99 (two discs out at a time)|
|Number and type of titles available||More than 100,000 movies and TV shows on DVD and Blu-ray, including unrated and NC-17 movies||More than 100,000 movies and TV shows on DVD and Blu-ray, including unrated movies, plus 3,000 video games.|
|Key differentiators||Unlimited online streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows available (for additional $7.99/month)||Mailed discs can be exchanged in-store for new titles; some exclusive titles available 28 days before Netflix and Redbox|
|Limitations||No stores or drop-box kiosks; no games available.||Not all Blockbuster stores allow in-store exchanges; discs obtained from an in-store exchange|
Both are very similar streaming services, however because Blockbuster Movie Pass is owned by DISH Network they are now offering free streaming services for unlimited movies, games, and shows for new subscribers. To learn more about adding Blockbuster Total Access to your list of satellite TV programming services, visit us at Connect Your Home or call (866)989-3474.