I signed up for a Netflix account a couple of months ago. They offered the first month for free as a trial, so I got to see whether or not I liked it. I did, and will continue to be subscribed for quite awhile! I can watch movies and TV shows on it, simply by streaming from my wi-fi connection.
For a low monthly fee, you can sign up your friends and family as gifts. With a credit or debit card, the fee is taken out of your bank account once a month. The best part is that it can be discontinued at any time. They will love having access to all of these great movies and shows.