Netflix DVDs Review
Netflix DVD is Netflix’s rental service, which serves subscribers by sending them DVDs of movies and shows through the US mail. This was the original service offered by Netflix, and until recently it was bundled with Netflix’s Streaming service. Currently, you can get 1 DVD at a time for $7.99, 2 DVDs at a time for $11.99 (and so on up to 8 DVDs at a time), or pay more for a combined DVD/streaming package. The service is simple. You add the DVDs you want to watch to a list (queue), then Netflix will mail you your rentals from the top of your queue. You can keep it for as long as you want, and when you’re done you just mail it back in the prepaid envelop. When Netflix receives the DVD, they’ll mail you the next DVD in your queue.
- Unparalleled selection—if you can think of it, and it’s on DVD (or Blu-ray for an extra charge), then you can probably get it from Netflix (there are still some older films and TV shows that haven’t been released on DVD)
- Fast for snail mail—odds are that Netflix can get you a DVD in one postal day (DVD mailed on Monday, you get it Tuesday)
What We Didn’t Like
- Not enough differentiation between plans—you pay for the subscription regardless of how often you use it (it’s the same price if you get 10 movies a month as if you got 1)
- Remembering to mail the DVD back to Netflix
What hardware is this available on?
You’ll need a DVD player (or a device with a DVD player such as your computer and some gaming systems) to be able to watch the DVDs.
Who is this Recommended For?
The best way to think of Netflix DVD is as a replacement to your trips to the video store. If you make more than one trip a month, Netflix will probably save you money. Also, if you don’t have a great internet connection or you are interested in TV shows and movies that aren’t available for streaming, this is an affordable way to get your entertainment offline. Netflix also makes a great gift for parents or Grandparents who aren’t so tech savvy.