The Best Ways to Watch Videos Online
Were you the type who used to alphabetize your VHS collection? Would you like to show off your cinephilia by digitally rebuilding your permanent movie library? While the TV selection here is plentiful—and you can get season passes to some current series—Vudu feels like a service for movie buffs, thanks to the multiple touts of HDX (super-duper high definition) video quality and the spotlight on recent releases.
The cost: No membership fee; à la carte pricing only. Rent movies for $4 to $7; buy them for $10 to $25. TV episodes cost from $2 to $4.
Worth noting: For a fee of $2 to $5, Vudu will let you burn your purchased digital movies onto old-school DVDs.
The downside: These flicks can take a long time to download. Go make some popcorn while you wait.