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Dish Rolls Out Streaming and DVD Rental Service to Rival Netflix

Dish Network has launched a new service which allows people to rent DVDs, games and even stream movies online, all for $10 per month.

The Blockbuster Movie Pass rental service hopes to take on movie streaming and DVD rental giant Netflix with competitive pricing.

Netflix recently suffered the wrath of disgruntled users after the company split its $10 per month movie streaming and DVD rental service into two separate services, each for $8 per month. Dish hopes that angry Netflix customers will move to the more enticing Blockbuster service it has on offer.

Netflix announced that it will close the third quarter with a million customers less following the change in pricing that it announced previously.

The service from Dish, which will be launched on October 1st, will allow users to stream movies on their PC and order DVDs and games on rent. Subscribers will also be able to exchange unlimited number of DVDs and games with their local Blockbuster store.

The service is only available for Dish customers at the moment but the company claims that it will open the service to others in time.

“It’s one company, one bill, one connection for everything you need in video entertainment,” Joe Clayton, Dish chief executive, said during the press conference.

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