Your DVD collection is taking up too much space and seems rather archaic, so you want to know how to download films. To get started, all you need is an internet connection, which you’re using right now. Congratulations, you’re halfway to learning how to download movies on the internet.
- Visit Amazon.com to use Amazon Video On Demand. You cannot only download flicks via this one-stop-shopping website, you can stream them, too. No special software or membership is required. All you have to do is visit Amazon.com/VideoOnDemand to get started. Then, peruse the film library and click on the titles you want to rent or buy. Pricing starts at 99 cents! That will allow you to splurge on other date night treats like an expensive bottle of wine.
- Download the latest version of iTunes. This Apple-run software has a host of movies you can download for rent or purchase. Downloading films from iTunes will cost you $2.99 to $4.99 to rental and $9.99 to $14.99 to purchase. Rented flicks will be available to watch for a 24-hour period for 30 days, while purchased films are yours to keep on your hard drive. No membership plan is required, but you do have to download the free software from iTunes.com, so make some room on the old computer.
Sign up for Netflix. The revolutionary movie rental website Netflix.com has expanded to include films for download. Why wait by your mailbox and deal with those pesky envelopes when you could have the latest release on your computer, Xbox, PS3 or Wii instantly? For unlimited film downloads, you have to become a Netflix member for $8.99 a month.
- Invest in a Roku HD Player. This titillating device is the future of downloading films from the internet to your home entertainment center. Roku allows you to access the entire Amazon and Netflix movie libraries and download them for viewing on your television. The cost is $99.99 and you’ll need to have Wi-Fi or ethernet. Roku is like nerd candy. Will it be enough to impress your buddies or get you laid? Give it a try and let us know.