Blast from the past: Netflix launches new Android app for renting movies on DVD


In an era of streaming when almost everything is connected to the Internet, Netflix announced a new application that allows customers to rent DVD and Bluray discs with their favorite movies and TV shows.

Netflix DVD promises intermediate the delivery of any DVD and Bluray discs in the database (free shipping included). For a monthly flat fee that starts at $4.99, subscribers can get as many of discs they want and for how long they need (no late fees).

The Android app is most likely aimed at Netflix's customers who are still subscribed to the physical rental service rather than trying to bring in new consumers into the service. Early this year, Netflix released a similar iOS app that does the same thing.

Netflix DVD app is also meant to send subscribers notifications when they're about to receive another DVD or Bluray disc. It also doubles as a database that users can search by titles, actors, and genres, as well as for getting personalized recommendations and discover new shows to watch.

It's a bit late for this type of subscription service, but a nice option for those 4 million customers still using it, especially that the feature was removed from the Netflix app back in 2011.



source: Netflix

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4 Comments

1. apple-rulz

Posts: 2112; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

This is good news for holdovers from the DVD only era.

2. Brewski

Posts: 690; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

I've had Netflix since 2003 when it was DVD-only. From the very beginning I thought it should be a streaming service instead of a mail and wait service. I have to say this brings a bit of nostalgia but who wants to wait for a movie? The only benefit I can see is if they offer movies/TV show that are not online only.

3. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

What's a DVD? :-D

4. Nabil111

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Maybe they allow renting VHS' too lol

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