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GameFly Video Game and Movie Streaming Review

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If you’ve been buying your video games and movies so far, you may want to check out GameFly. As a subscription service, it lets you rent games and movies by mail with no return dates or late fees. You can also stream games through GameFly and buy games and movies at its store.


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Free trial30 days
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GameFly is a subscription-based video game and movie streaming service.

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GameFly review

As any gamer knows, video games can be expensive: At up to $60 a pop (possibly more, when you consider potential downloadable content), games can rack up costs quickly.

GameFly, founded in the early 2000s, has been solving that problem for a while now. At its core, it’s the Netflix for video games — you pick games you want to play, and GameFly sends them to you via mail. In recent years it’s also become more like Netflix itself, offering movie rentals on top of its video game service. With plans starting at $15.95 a month — including an optional streaming service starting at an additional $6.99 a month — GameFly is a solid way to try out different games and watch various movies without having to shell out big time.

How the service works

GameFly lets you build a queue of games and movies you’d like sent to you. After you’ve populated your queue, GameFly will start sending you games or movies based on that list.

As a new customer, you can have 1 or 2 discs out at a time depending on which subscription you choose. With 1 disc out at a time, you’ll have to send the disc back to GameFly before the service will send another game or movie to you; with 2 discs out at a time, you can send one disc back to GameFly and keep the other one (or send both back at the same time). When you’ve been a customer for at least 60 days, you’ll have the option to upgrade to a subscription for 3 or 4 discs out at a time.

GameFly store

Beyond renting discs by mail, you can also buy games and movies at the GameFly store. You’ll find new and used titles, including pre-orders, cheaper “bargain bin” games, and bestsellers.

GameFly streaming

GameFly is primarily a mail-based video game rental service, but it has recently introduced a service that lets you stream games. To use the service, you’ll need a streaming device, such as:

  • Set top box: Amazon Fire TV, EMTEC GEM Box
  • Streaming stick: Amazon Fire TV stick
  • Smart TV: Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV
You’ll also need a compatible controller, such as:

  • Amazon Fire game controller
  • Xbox 360 controller
  • PS4 controller
  • Logitech F-310
  • Logitech F-510
  • Logitech F-710
The streaming service has a constantly expanding catalog of games, including:

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Bioshock
  • Borderlands
  • BlazBlue
  • Darksiders
  • F.E.A.R.
  • Saints Row
  • Tomb Raider

What is the pricing for GameFly?

There are two pricing tiers for GameFly:

  • 1 disc out at a time: $15.95/month
  • 2 discs out at a time: $22.95/month
For new customers, GameFly offers three introductory prices:

  • 1 disc out at a time: $9.50/month for 3 months, and $15.95/month afterwards
  • 2 discs out at a time: $13.50/month for 3 months, and $22.95/month afterwards
  • 1 disc out at a time: 30-day free trial, and $15.95/month afterwards
As a new customer the last option is a good idea if you’re not sure if GameFly is right for you, because you’ll get 30 days free to try out the service. On the other hand, the other two options are good choices if you already know you’ll be a GGameFly customer — you’ll save a small amount off the normal prices.

After you’ve been a paying member for 2 or more months, you’ll be eligible to upgrade your account:

  • 3 discs out at a time: $29.95/month
  • 4 discs out at a time: $36.95/month

The GameFly streaming service starts at $6.99/month.

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The GameFly selection of video games and movies

GameFlyoffers a collection of video games on consoles and handhelds, as well as movies on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Video games

GameFly has video games spanning from current-gen consoles like PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U, as well as older consoles like the GameCube and PS2. The list of supported consoles and handhelds includes:

  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox One
  • Wii U
  • Nintendo 3DS
  • PS Vita
  • PlayStation 3
  • Xbox 360
  • Wii
  • Wii
  • Nintendo DS
  • PlayStation 2
  • PlayStation Portable
  • Xbox
  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Game Boy Advance


You can rent movies in Blu-Ray and DVD formats, including titles in genres such as:

  • Action Adventure
  • Animation
  • Anime
  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Family
  • Family
  • Foreign
  • Horror
  • Music Video
  • Sci-Fi and Fantasy
  • Thriller

GameFly pros and cons

Here are the pros and cons of GameFly to help you decide if the service is right for you:


  • Relatively low monthly fee; don’t have to buy video games or movies
  • Discs mailed directly to your home
  • Large collection of video games for various consoles
  • Large collection of movies
  • Streaming service offered
  • Mobile app for notifications and streamlined queue adjustments
  • Purchase used games at a discounted rate
  • No late fees; keep games or movies for as long as you want


  • Some titles may have limited availability
  • The “1 disc out at a time” plan will leave you without a game or movie for several days while your discs ship

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  1. Default Gravatar
    April 13, 2019

    Can you rent games online?

    • Default Gravatar
      April 14, 2019

      Hi Shawn,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Yes, you can rent video games online from GameFly for your favorite systems including PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS, and more.

      I hope this helps.


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    November 24, 2018

    If I get a subscription for my grandson, can his dad use the subscription as well but at a different mailing address?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      November 30, 2018

      Hi Auburnchik,

      Thanks for reaching out! Yes, his dad can also use the subscription, however, the disc is only sent to one billing address. Hope this clarifies!


  3. Default Gravatar
    December 31, 2017

    Catalog. Can I get one in the mail

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      January 1, 2018

      Hi Sylvia

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      If you are after of receiving a catalog of console quality games to play, you can request to have the Discs mailed directly to your home. Please click on the green ‘Get deal’ button above to be redirected to GameFly’s official site and select “Contact Us” link from there then fill out the contact form to be able to process the request via email.

      Hope this helps.


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