How Do You Rent Movies Online to Watch on Your PC & TV?

As the largest online movie rental service, Netflix offers a wide range of options to watch movies when you rent movies online. What does streaming mean? To stream a movie means you can connect to the Netflix website and “stream” the movie to your PC via your internet connection.

When you rent movies online, some have the option to watch them instantly. So you can “stream” the movie to your PC, Xbox, PlayStation or TV instantly. This is good for those that want to watch a movie right away and don’t want for it to arrive in the post. While the library of available streaming titles is considerably smaller than the 100,000-plus library at Netflix, more and more are added daily, including brand new films.

With these streaming options, almost anyone with a Netflix membership can find a movie or TV show to watch instantly on their PC, gaming device or TV.

To watch the film on your TV will require a special device that connects to your TV to make it possible to watch them right away.

The streaming option is included with a regular Netflix membership and is simple to set up.

How can you watch movies instantly on your Xbox, PlayStation or PC? This is as simple as clicking a button to download a file. You just click the “play” option at Netflix to watch a movie on your device. These movies are listed in the “watch instantly” category. You can do this on any internet ready device. Streaming requires the installation of a small program which is easy to install. The streaming software is compatible with Mac and PC.

How do you watch movies instantly on your TV? You need a special device for this to work on your TV. You can watch movies in much the same way as you would on your PC over the internet.

Netflix offers the device, the Roku digital video player, which connects directly to the TV. Other Netflix compatible devices include new internet-ready televisions, as well as internet-ready DVD and BluRay players.

Netflix continues to work with electronics manufacturers to make even more devices Netflix ready, making streaming to TV even more convenient and accessible. A full range of these devices can be found at the Netflix website.

How available are movies to watch on a PC or TV from Netflix? Netflix offers a wide variety of unlimited memberships to rent movies online, all offering unlimited movie rentals as well as unlimited streaming to these devices. Levels of membership differ. You can have 1 to 8 movies out at a time.

The least expensive, the limited membership, offers 2 hours of streaming to a PC per month but no streaming to a TV. This means you can a watch a 2 hour movie per month on your PC.

For membership plans with more options and details on device options, check out the Netflix website.