Best deal for streaming movies: Netflix v. Hulu Plus v. Amazon v. iTunes

Comparing streaming entertainment options like Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, iTunes, and Hulu Plus to find the best deal isn't easy. With thousands of movies and TV shows, rules on where you can watch and as many price points as there were plot twists in "Lost," it's no wonder many people find one service and stick with it.

But before you commit to a subscription, you want to make sure you're getting the most value for your TV and movie fix. To help, WalletPop has prepared a streaming entertainment showdown, comparing the costs as well as the devices you need to stream video.

Provider

Price for Rentals

Subscription

Movies & TV

Netflix

$8.99/Month

Yes

Over 130,000 titles on DVD; 28,000 Streaming

Hulu Plus

$9.99/Month

Yes

Full seasons of120 TV shows

Amazon

99 cents - $2.99 TV HD
99 cents - $3.99 Movies HD

No

Over 75,000 digital downloads

iTunes

99 cents - $2.99 TV HD
starts at $3.99 Movies HD

No

Over 75,000 digital downloads, including 3,000 in HD