Almost all online DVD rental companies work the same way:
There are never any late fees, and postage is always paid by the company, both ways! Gamers will be happy to know that some companies also rent games for GameCube, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 3.
Some customers have had slightly quicker shipping times from closer companies. However, this should not be the sole deciding factor in choosing one site over another.
If you're new to the idea of renting DVDs online, you might be surprised to find out that online DVD rental companies have existed for many years in Canada. Simply put, online DVD rental companies let you rent DVDs by mail instead of requiring you to go to a store; check our quick primer to the right for a rundown of the basics.
The wide range of competing companies in Canada can make it pretty tough to decide which DVD rental service is right for you: not only are there many to choose from, but they almost all approach the market with different strengths (for instance, fewer titles but better customer service, or including video games in their inventory).
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Prices in italics denote a "capped" subscription plan.
This is only a very basic comparison of the Canadian DVD rental sites. The companies are listed from highest rated to lowest, since price and inventory don't matter if you're not happy with the service. Ratings are provided by other Canadians who have used the services and shared their thoughts. You can click on any rating to see reviews for that site.
If you'd like to try renting online, most sites offer a free trial period – usually two weeks – with no obligation to continue with the service. You can even try several companies at once to see which one best suits you.