Monday, July 26, 2010

Netflix without DVD's?

Photo by gbaku

Things change quickly, and successful businesses adapt very quickly to the changing times.  Netflix recently announced expansion into Canada, but with one caveat... they will only be providing a streaming service.  DVD delivery will not be available in Canada.

Cheaper TV Take: The DVD delivery service is just a distraction.  I don't want to ship or receive physical media.  Although it may sound ridiculous, I hate using my DVD player.  Online delivery is the far better option.  I'm sure Netflix would like to move away from DVD delivery, but it will difficult to get away from it in the US.  If they had to do it all again starting today, I'm sure Netflix would have been an online only streaming service.  Their move in Canada proves that point.