Alternatively, if you sign up for Amazon Prime, which is $99 for the year, you can get much of the same content to stream for free, as well as the option of renting and buying movie and TV shows, in addition to other Prime benefits like free 2-day shipping. You can also stream through the new Amazon Fire TV, which will allow you to stream Netflix as well. You can get a free trial of Amazon Prime here.
What does streaming mean? It basically means that you can watch TV shows or movies from your TV, phone or tablet via the Netflix website or a Netflix app. Netflix also has streaming capabilities on devices like Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Xbox, tablets, Playstation, Internet-ready TVs and other devices.
DVD only: Netflix is actually very secretive about the fact that you can still order just their DVD service. Their main website only promotes either streaming or streaming and DVD delivery combined. But if you go to DVD.com, you can actually order just the DVD service.
The DVD only service is also $7.99/month, and will deliver your selected DVDs within one business day. Once you are done with them, you can send them back and get the next DVDs that you selected.