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    What to watch besides Netflix

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    What to watch besides Netflix
    If we don't subscribe to Netflix what other viewing options are there for movies or TV. shows. Not a fan of what Netflix has for immediate viewing.

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    Well, you can rent movies and TV shows from Apple. You can also purchase TV seasons from apple on your computer and then stream it to your AppleTV.
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    Hulu is another option.
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    Abc, HBO, hulu plus but don't give up on netflix so quickly after using it for awhile I really enjoy Netflix after I learned how to find stuff I like to watch. I kinda assumed u are giving up on Netflix quickly so forgive me if this isn't the case. I also download movies from iTunes for plane trips.
    60% of the time it works every time.

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    What to watch besides Netflix

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    We had Netflix, but the "new releases" available for immediate watching were pretty sad. I was expecting so much more. Everything we wanted had to be ordered on DVD through the mail. Paying $7.99 a month for old movies really isn't helping me. I want more options for viewing newer movies and TV shows (without the 99 cent charge of iTunes or other sources).

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    iTunes, Amazon On Demand, Vudu, Blockbuster: They all require you to rent the latest movies via instant stream.

    Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, Blockbuster: They all have instant stream available, but not for all the latest movies available on DVD that are new releases.

    At this point, you're going to have to pay a rental fee for the latest movie to watch via streaming no matter what. Now, there are some exceptions, where you will see the latest new release on Netflix.

    There really is no other service out there that suites your needs. I was hoping that that service existed as well, when I noticed Netflix's instant watch new releases were rather limited in selection. But I learned to live with it. There are truly some nice gems out there for instant watch on Netlfix. I feel your pain as well.

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    Crackle is another to add to the list now also.
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    What to watch besides Netflix

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    If you're looking for 'new releases,' I'd agree, Netflix probably doesn't seem all that stellar. Then again, for streaming only, it's what, $9?? We opted for Netflix b/c of all the older TV shows that we can pick up there. A lot of quality 70's & 80's stuff to keep us going for a long time, and a lot of it I'm comfortable with my kids being around.

    For current release movies, seems that Amazon & iTunes are still going to be the primary route aside from actually buying a DVD/Blu-ray.

    For current Television shows, seems like it's hit/miss and piece mill at best. I haven't found the service that actually provides a free/inexpensive stream of ALL the shows I like (and I actually don't even watch that much TV).

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    What to watch besides Netflix

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
    Hulu is another option.
    Just tried hulu on the iPad but it said it would not work.

    Was trying to watch some current shows that might work with the Atv.

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    Vudu is a good alternative for streaming new releases if you need them that bad.
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    Well, it's not that I need them that bad, I will be hooking up the ATV soon and am just trying to see all my options so I can put it to good use!

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    What to watch besides Netflix

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    Quote Originally Posted by schweb View Post
    Vudu is a good alternative for streaming new releases if you need them that bad.
    can you stream this from the macbook to the apple tv

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    Vudu
    Quote Originally Posted by schweb View Post
    Vudu is a good alternative for streaming new releases if you need them that bad.
    I agree!

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    Try this site. The Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
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