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Gamefly Adds DVD Rental by Mail Service

by Fox Van Allen on March 04, 2014

GameFly Movies splashPopular video game rental site GameFly announced today that it will begin offering DVD and Blu-ray rentals to compete directly against industry giant Netflix.

If you’re a current (or future) GameFly customer, you’ll now be able to rent flicks by mail the same way you rent video games – by adding them to your GameQ on the site. You’ll be able to find tons of great, Oscar-nominated films like 12 Years a Slave and Dallas Buyers Club once the service goes live April 4.

“We’re viewing this as a test based (on) feedback we’ve received from subscribers who asked for it,” GameFly CEO Dave Hodess told VentureBeat.

GameFly service currently costs $15.95 per month to rent one title at a time; $22.95 to rent two. That's pricier than Netflix because games are far more expensive to buy than movies. If you want a movie-only experience, check out our cutting the cable cord guide for some less-expensive streaming and rental options.

GameFly’s movie rental business is currently in beta. You can browse the titles that will be “Coming Soon” on the GameFly website.


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