Netflix Doesn’t Want Its DVDs Back After Disc Business Shuts Down




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Netflix has a final bonus for the diehard subscribers who are still renting DVDs: You can keep them once the business shuts down.

After 25 years, the company plans to shutter its DVD rental business which, shockingly, still exists in the age of endless streaming services. Last week, the company said it would select random U.S. customers to send ten extra DVDs. The company issued a post on X (formerly Twitter) that it won’t be charging for any unreturned discs after September 29.

“Please enjoy your final shipments for as long as you like!” the company’s DVD account posted.

In April, Netflix said it was shutting down its DVD delivery service after 25 years. After a meteoric rise fueled by DVD sent in red envelopes — a business that ended up killing Blockbuster — Netflix transitioned to streaming and set off a new wave of digital media. Its DVD division turned into, and its sales makes up about 0.5% of the company’s total revenue. customers’ final bill will be in August. Netflix said it will accept discs until October 27, but clearly you won’t actually need to send them back.

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