Nowadays there is many options when choosing a top movie rental service. Depending on your interests, different companies offer different options which can save you money and time so you can enjoy more of your favourite TV shows and movies.

Here's a quick look at some of the most popular movie and TV show rental and streaming options available in North America.

Top Movie Rental Services



For $7.99 a month, Netflix offers unlimited viewing of thousands of TV shows and movies via your computer, gaming system, smartphone, or any TV connected to the internet. Netflix offers 3 quality types to choose from, a rating system, and Facebook sharing.

Netflix(94905)Credit: over 23 million monthly subscribers, Netflix has become one of the most popular TV and movie streaming sites in North America.

Although, Netflix doesn't offer most of the newest releases right away and most of their movie database consists of older movies and tv shows from 1990-2008.

Netflix currently offers a 30 day free trial to all new members so they can try it out. 



Redbox UnitCredit: offers over 1.5 billion discs of movies and games, including all the latest new releases.

You simply pick up your movie or game rental at one of Redbox's 29,000+ locations nationwide. DVD rentals are $1.20 per day, while Blu-ray's are $2.00 per day.

Currently Redbox does not offer any form of online streaming of movies or TV shows.



Amazon Instant Video

Amazon Instant VideoCredit: Instant Video is the home to over 100,000 movies and TV shows to rent or purchase. Depending on the movie, rental costs are between $1.99-$3.99 per movie or TV episode. Amazon Prime offers digital downloads, free movies, and updates regularly so you can watch the newest releases right away in the comfort of your home.


Hulu Plus

Hulu Plus can be compared to Netflix as it offers the exact same service at $7.99 per month, although Hulu's main content focus is on TV shows. With over 16,000 episodes of over 400 current and classic TV shows, you will never miss another episode. Where Hulu Plus lacks is their unpopular and small movie selection.



Vudu offers pay-as-you-go movie and TV episode streaming. Most movie rentals range from $.99 - $4.99, and movie purchases from $4.99 - $24.99. Vudu's TV episodes range in price from $1.99 - $2.99, and full seasons between $16.99 - $43.99. Vudu is available on current game consoles, iPad, computer, and virtually any device connected to the internet.