Zediva Emerges as a New Netflix Competitor
Over the years, we’ve seen efforts from Walmart and Blockbuster to crack the Netflix juggernaut. The latest comes from Zediva which not only will rent you DVDs by mail, but will also instantly stream DVDs right to your PC, MAC, Google TV or Android devices (2.1 and higher) with plans for more devices soon. That’s not all, Zediva will rent you titles before Netflix is allowed to rent them. Current streaming pricing is $1.99 per title or 10 titles for $10.
There is, of course, a catch. What you are renting from Zediva is actually a DVD and DVD player. It sounds a bit unusual, that’s for sure.
At first I thought this was an elaborate prank, but it’s really an ingenious idea. Zediva rents new releases for $1.99 (or 10 for $10) by renting customers a DVD player and DVD and then then streaming the movie online.