Like most of you, entertainment is a big part of my budget. Little cuts can make a big difference – especially when it comes to recurring costs and subscriptions. With any high-speed internet connection, you can take a big bite out of your cable TV bill by trying out Netflix.ca.
Netflix started out primarily as a mail-based DVD delivery service. You’d ‘rent’ movies online, and they would ship you the actual DVD in the mail. When you were done, you’d send it back and repeat the process. However, as internet speeds have improved, Netflix took their whole operation online. You can now stream entire movies and television shows right onto your TV or computer within seconds.
How Much it Costs
Netflix is only $7.99/month. That’s less than the cost of a movie package from my cable provider – and with Netflix, I decide when the movie starts. You get the first month free – so I definitely recommend that. To get the free trial, you need to input your payment information, but the paying doesn’t start until the second month (and you fully try out the features!).
Unlike a lot of subscriptions, you can get out at any time. The rate stays the same whether you sign up for 2 months or 12. That’s a better deal that most cable providers will give you.
How it Works:
With your password you can watch movies/TV online, your phone (with wifi) or your TV (through Apple TV, XBOX 360, PS3 or Wii). It’s an easy-to-use interface so you don’t need to be really tech-savvy to operate it. Cancel at any time, and watch great movies and TV shows as they’re added.
*Sidenote: *this isn’t an advertisement for Netflix –it’s just a cool online product that can change the way you spend cash on TV and movies.