Monday, September 19, 2011

Netflix vs. Free Internet Movies

About 2 million people are canceling their Netflix accounts this month or next, or have canceled already, as part of the video-subscription company’s restructuring. Millions more are thinking about canceling. For those who think $8 a month is a lot to pay for a very limited selection of streaming Internet movies, it’s worth pointing out that a huge amount of movie content, millions of hours of it, is available free online.

I’ll concede that the average movie fan will find most free Internet movie content lacking in both story and star power, but given the price — free — it’s a low-risk proposition.