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9 Places to Get TV and Movies Online

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The services below allow you to watch video content free, subscribe to a monthly service, or rent or buy movies or individual episodes of TV shows. For video that you can rent or buy a la carte, you may find lower prices than those listed here for older or less popular selections.

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You'll need a speedy broadband Internet connection to stream video without hiccups. Netflix, for instance, recommends a minimum download speed of 1.5 megabits per second to stream its content and at least 5.0 Mbps for HD-quality streaming. You can test the speed of your Internet connection.

Hulu

Free for basic service; $8 a month for Hulu Plus

Crackle

Free

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Netflix

$8 a month for unlimited online streaming; $8 a month to receive unlimited DVDs by mail (one at a time)

Amazon Instant Video

Rent popular and new movie releases starting at $4 or buy them starting at $10; buy recent TV episodes for $2 ($3 for HD)

iTunes

Rent popular and new movie releases starting at $4 or buy them starting at $10; buy recent TV episodes for $2 ($3 for HD)

Redbox Instant by Verizon

$8 a month to stream movies online and receive four monthly credits for DVD rentals from Redbox kiosks (where you'll find new movie releases)

Vudu

$5 or more to rent new movie releases; purchase new movies starting at about $10; rent recent TV episodes for $2 ($3 for HD)

Blockbuster On Demand

Rent new and popular movies that you can stream to compatible devices starting at $4 ($5 or more for HD)

CinemaNow

Rent new movie releases starting at $4 or buy them starting at $10; buy recent TV episodes starting at $2 ($3 for HD)

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