Thursday, November 11, 2010
Netflix, Streaming Only is in Your Future
Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 04:00 AM
"If there was any doubt that Netflix would begin moving toward a streaming-only offering, a quote resurfaced this morning from the company's quarterly report makes it all too clear that Netflix will embrace the "net" of its moniker. According to the report, Netflix has become predominantly streaming, with a majority of its users watching more content streamed online than on DVD."
The Netflix streaming capability is all over now, with options for PS3, Wii, Blu-Ray players and Xbox to name a few, so it appears inevitable that Netflix is going to go that route and abandon their mailing option. The key question is when exactly is this going to happen? It sounds like it will be sooner rather than later, with projections for offering a streaming only version of their service late in Q4. I think I would still stick with a combo plan, using the streaming as well as mailed DVDs, but that is only due to the fact they don't have everything available to stream. If they did, that is all I would use. What are your thoughts?