09/19/2011 07:10 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The New Netflix? ITunes, Cable, Blockbuster Offer Alternatives

NEW YORK (AP/The Huffington Post) -- The DVD-by-mail service Netflix built its business on will soon be known as Qwikster. The rebranding follows Netflix's decision to split its DVD rental business from its online streaming service, a move that raised the prices for customers who want both by as much as 60 percent.

Netflix and the newly-minted Qwikster have a growing list of competitors that offer movies and TV shows streamed online, on DVDs, or through on-demand cable TV. Choosing the right service will depend on your appetite for video. Do you want the latest movies or the greatest classics? Would you prefer cheap or better on-the-go access?

Of the online options, Netflix has the most content available for streaming over the Internet, though cable TV providers have pay-per-view options with a better selection of recent movies. Apple and Amazon, meanwhile, let you rent a la carte if you don't want to commit to a monthly plan but want the latest movies.

Here's a look at some of the options out there:

(For a look at some of the smaller, more offbeat alternative to Netflix, click here.)

Beyond Netflix: new ways to watch