Streaming eventually made the decision to enjoy some fun before bidding adieu to sentimental envelopes.
According to the firm, users who sign up for the service before 29 August will receive up to 10 more CDs, with the films chosen depending on the users’ interests.
In April, Netflix made the decision to discontinue its DVD rental business. It is barely necessary to describe the cause, however, here are some statistics: Netflix made around $31.5 billion from streaming and $145 million from DVD sales in 2022. During the 25-year lifespan of the red-envelope service, 40 million users received more than 5.2 billion DVDs from Netflix.
In a world where nostalgia is a currency, Netflix is like the friendly neighborhood time traveler. They are extending a Han to help us brush off the cobwebs of nostalgia, but here’s the catch: it’s a bit like a cosmic lottery. As The Verge claims only the chosen ones get the golden ticket – a surprise blast from the past in the form of extra discs. They’re like the Willy Wonka of streaming.
But don’t be too quick to assume you’ve hit the jackpot. You see, Netflix wants those cherished discs back by October 27th. It’s like Cinderella’s magical night at the ball – the carriage turns into a pumpkin at the stroke of midnight. It’s all in good business, though, because even nostalgia has its terms and conditions.