Netflix is currently the leader in the film and television streaming industry, but many people may not know that they actually started out as a mailed DVD rental business. As early as 1998, Netflix began a mail rental business, and in the following 25 years, a total of 5.2 billion discs were mailed to 40 million customers.
However, as everyone knows, with the advent of the high-speed Internet era, film and television streaming has gradually replaced physical discs. Netflix also launched VOD video streaming in 2007, and surpassed the DVD rental business in 2009. Netflix made the right choice to switch to streaming business. On the one hand, it opened up a new world for itself, but on the other hand, it also meant that it personally ruined its own DVD mail rental business. In 2011, Netflix once wanted to make DVD mail rentals independent, but faced a huge backlash from users at the time, but now almost no one cares.
Therefore, Netflix announced that it had shipped the final discs on September 29. Not only that, the last wave of customers since the summer could keep the discs without having to specially send them back to Netflix. Netflix even allows users to request up to 10 additional videos to help clear the “inventory” of DVDs. Netflix said on X that it hopes users can “enjoy these last batch of discs forever.”
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