Gone are the days where you will need to go to the cinema to catch a movie, or wait for the movie to be aired on the television. Instead, it is possible to watch full movies online and there are actually several legal alternatives to pick from.
The first alternative to watching movies in the cinema would be to rent the movie. You no longer need to go to a rental store as it is possible to rent movies from an online rental store for a price. Just like the olden days where you rent video cassettes and return them within certain duration, renting the movie online also has their own rental duration. But instead of physically returning the movie, the file will simply expire. Thus, there is no need to worry about late returns. The duration for rental is usually 24 hours. Some online movie rentals functions by users streaming the movie from the website, while others can download files which would then be no longer of use after expiration time. Always rent from a secure website like Netflix, Video on Demand, Fmovies or Apple’s iTunes to avoid being duped.
Another alternative to watch full movies online which is highly popular would be through ad-based websites. These Fmovies alternatives websites are not the actual hosts of the movies as they are only sharing video from the host by using the embedded code, which is like a link to the original website that streams the movie. So in a way, they are not breaking any law. This is not entirely legal either, but there is a large grey area over this matter. Always check your federal laws when choosing websites to stream movies from because, after all, legal streaming supports the movie industry. Meanwhile, you will see that there will be several advertisements throughout the movie, as these are the sponsors to keep the website sustained. Your selection of movies is also much fewer.
The third alternative would be to download the movie online. Instead of watching the movie online, you are actually making a copy of the movie file to be kept in your virtual movie collection. It is more or less similar to getting a DVD as you will need to pay a price for it, but without the hassle of going to the mall to buy it neither do you need to find a place to keep the physical disc. Instead, it is stored in your computer or digital device in which you can watch over and over again anytime you want. All in all, watching movies online legally is possible.