Thursday, April 16, 2015

REVIEW: GMOVIES & {Giveaway Ends 4/23}



Just the facts:
  • Over 2 million subscribers
  • Streams to Ipad, Android, or PC. It's also available for Dish.
  • $4.99/month 
  • No contract, cancel anytime
  • Instant access
  • Almost 300 movies, television programs, and documentaries
  • New titles added each month
  • You can look at the movies that they have available before you subscribe!
  • Mobile apps available
  • Quick e-mail response to my tech issue.
  • FAQ
  • Try it free!
We watched these films on our computer.
  • Mandie and the Secret Tunnel
  • Dragons or Dinosaurs
  • Search for Noah's Ark
My thoughts:
  • Easy to register
  • Easy to use
  • Nice variety of family friendly content available
  • Intuitive use for this non-tech savvy mom 
  • There are movies that I'd like to watch as a family and with my husband.
  • There were sections in each movie that we watched that were pixelated in spots like a scratched DVD.  After contacting Customer Service, I believe my computer needs some adjustments. They sent instructions that I'm going to ask my husband to help me with. (I'm not tech savvy.) 
  • The response time was quick.
My teens gave their opinions:
  • Their goal is a good goal.
  • They need to work on buying mainstream movies like Pure Flix, Sherwood Films, Provident, Fox Faith, Affirm Films, and Alex Kendrick. (I agree.)
  • They had some documentaries I hadn't seen anywhere else.
  • The quality is not very good. The movies we watched were pixelated. (See note above, it was our computer's problem.)
  • The selection is poor (from a teen's viewpoint).
  • It's hard to use because you can't pause and play on full-screen.
  • It's a nice idea, but it needs more development.
  • There's not a clear sign in button. You have to go to sign up page to sign in.
  • They had all the Mandie movies. Yay!
My conclusion:
All-in-all, I think this site gives good value for the low price of $4.99 a month. It's a thrifty option for family entertainment. I expect both the selection will improve. You can try it, and decide for yourself for free! Everyone can have a two week free trial. One lucky person can win a 6 month subscription below.

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I received a 6 month subscription in exchange for an honest review.

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9 comments:

  1. Laura,

    It sounds like it's well worth the price. I'm always looking for "family friendly fare" for my grandchildren.

    Thanks for linking up on Mondays @ Soul Survival.

    Blessings,
    Donna

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  2. We are avid movie watchers here. As Aussies though, I don't think we have this option, but how wonderful for you to have such easy access to entertainment. And at such a bargain price! Thankyou for sharing this at Five Star Frugal. Mimi xxx

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  3. We get most of our family video options from the public library... and they do have some Christian ones... this sounds like a great resource, though, for a much better selection. :)

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  4. That's great Gentle Joy. Frugal is best.

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  5. We like watching good clean movies that teach values and we also love watching our grandkids play soccer on the weekends.

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  6. Good things to watch Ellen. Thanks for talking back!

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  7. This sounds like a great idea (and a great deal!) however, we can't do streaming :( Our internet is really not great and it is hard to even watch you-tube videos.

    P.S. Thank you for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week Laura!

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Hello! I love it when y'all talk back!

I read all the comments I receive. I'm taking a short spring break, so I will have a lot of messages when I get back online. If you would like a reply to your comment, please be sure to leave your email address and ask me for a response. I moderate all comments, so it your comments won't show on the blog until I get back in the swing of things.

Thanks so much for your patience!

It will be good for me to unplug for a bit. Know what I mean?
Be blessed!
Laura