I recall 5 or even 2 years ago it was pretty difficult to watch motion pictures on the web. This was the time when sites like Napster were getting sued for allowing individuals to share their hard drives with the world on a peer to peer network. Thus, allowing people in other countries and states to play and swap music that was not already on on their own drives. Understandably, the record corporations did not find this practice to be beneficial or above the law so they stopped the service. Well, this same concept of blocking individuals from sharing their films online was also ended.
The problem was that film and music companies were not getting their share of the money. They were unable to come to the table and get their piece of the pie. Finally It seems that some very innovative companies have figured out a way to make the record and film companies happy and also line their pockets with money. Companies like Netflix, iTunes and Amazon.com are now leading the way in legally download films. Both services charge a fee for individuals to download either a movie, music or a TV episode. A portion of that money goes to the company that owns the film or show. But a portion of the money goes to the distributing company.
These services have been a glorious achievement for those people who want to see a movie the day it comes out for rental or for retail sale, but don’t want to go to the local Walmart to buy the DVD. They have made it simple to just buy the movie online, save it on your local computer and watch it whenever you desire. This makes it easy to watch the movie online on a computer, on a ipod or import it to a device like a xbox 360 and watch it on a TV.
But let’s say that you don’t want to buy the movie. Say you want to keep things legal and clean but you just want to watch it once, you want to watch free videos online. Well it isn’t quite free, but it is remarkably inexpensive.
Perhaps you think the movie in question is not worthy of a full purchase price. Well, Netflix, iTunes and Amazon still have you covered. You can rent the movie and then you will have a month to watch the movie once within a 24 hour period once you start watching the movie. This is more than enough time to watch the movie a number of times.
Or you can subscribe for very small monthly fee and watch all the movies your heart desires.
With the way technology is going these days it is just easier than ever to watch movies online without all the hassle.