Netizens are addicted to online streaming movies, television shows, web series, and short films. The Covid-19 pandemic has created a stronger bond between netizens and the online movies streaming over the internet. Low price or free movies have high viewership than television shows. The television rating points of various television channels have drastically fallen with an increase in the digital platforms’ content.
The Internet allows citizens to purchase or rent movies virtually. This activity rolling digitally is considered to be more convenient and simpler. In today’s era, you can watch any online movie in your comfort zone.
How to rent online movies?
Renting movies was observed extensively in the olden days. People used to buy CDs and DVD players on rent to watch movies. But in this fast pace of technology, one can easily rent online movies. A strict penalty was observed when one failed to return the online movie-watching gadget.
In this techno-savvy world, netizens have to follow the steps given below to watch online movies: –
- Log in to the websites offering movies on rent.
- Select the movies that you wish to watch.
- Add them to the watch list.
- Restart receiving the files displayed on the screen with the help of DVDs.
- Choose the pricing structure at your convenience. The widely used payment policy is of three DVDs out-at-a- time.
- Make an online payment.
The plans given on the online movie websites allow you to watch three to four movies depending upon the plan that you choose. After watching the online movies, return the movies in a prepaid envelope. After returning, the next movie on your watch list is sent to you within few days.
Online movies have special benefits too. Viewers can watch the movies at any point in time and binge in their private space as well. The viewers highly appreciate the flexibility to watch anywhere at any time. When a movie buff starts watching online movies, then there is no comeback. But various digital platforms hinder the movies available over the internet for free. The competitive nature of such platforms threatens the owners of online movies. Nevertheless, the availability of online movies has certain disadvantages as well.
Disadvantages of watching online movies: –
- Some digital platforms are expensive and unaffordable.
- An unstable internet connection hampers the smooth streaming of online movies.
- Frequents advertisements on digital platforms tend to be annoying and distracting.
- Long streaming hours of movies harm the health of the viewers.
- The needs and interests of people who don’t have an online presence are neglected.
The high technology media services have only one main advantage. It is the accessibility of online movies through mobiles, laptops, tablets, and other technological devices. The Covid 19 pandemic is a boon for the digital platforms offering online movies. The large population was glued to the screens and recollecting memories while enjoying online movies. On the other hand, cinemas and other theatres have faced huge losses due to the easy and quick availability of movies at the citizens’ fingertips.