Netflix is ending its DVD-by-mail service after 25 years. The company announced in April 2023 that it would be winding down the service on September 29, 2023.
The decision to end the DVD-by-mail service was made due to declining demand. Netflix has seen a sharp decrease in the number of subscribers to the service in recent years, as more and more people have switched to streaming content over the Internet.
Netflix is not the only streaming service that has ended its DVD-by-mail service. In recent years, several other streaming services, such as Hulu and Amazon Prime Video, have also discontinued their DVD-by-mail offerings.
The end of Netflix's DVD-by-mail service is a sign of the changing times in the streaming industry. As more and more people choose to stream content over the internet, the demand for DVD-by-mail services is declining.
If you are a Netflix subscriber who still uses the DVD-by-mail service, you will need to switch to streaming content before September 29, 2023. You can still watch the DVDs that you have already rented, but you will not be able to rent any new DVDs.
Netflix is offering a few options to help its DVD-by-mail subscribers transition to streaming. The company is offering a free one-month trial of its streaming service to all DVD-by-mail subscribers. Netflix is also offering a discount on its streaming plans for DVD-by-mail subscribers who switch to streaming.
If you are a Netflix DVD-by-mail subscriber, I recommend that you start planning your transition to streaming now. You can find more information about the transition on Netflix's website