Netflix Kills Qwikster Before it Even Begins
Hey Netflix fans, remember that whole 2 companies business? You know one division for DVD’s and the other for streaming, you remember that whole deal right? Qwikster was its name and now it is no more, no mas, done, finito!
Yup that was one just big mistake apparently. See Netflix wanted to separate it’s online streaming company and DVD delivery divisions. They also wanted to add video game delivery to the DVD delivery and call that company Qwikster. At the announcement there was much gnashing of teeth and many people wanted to riot. Well that is all done and Netflix is back to being your one stop place for all things video. Although no announcement was made about video game rentals, who knows maybe that is coming soon.
Although Netflix is getting a boost from AMC and Discovery adding new content for the online streamers. Now you can watch previous seasons of Mythbusters and Walking Dead. So that will occupy your time until they decide to possibly change the company plan.
Check out the press release from Netflix's CEO below.
DVDs Will Be Staying At Netflix.com
LOS GATOS, Calif., October 10, 2011 – Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) today said it will not rename its DVD-by-mail service and that its US members will continue to go to the Netflix website for both unlimited streaming and unlimited DVDs.
Netflix said in a Sept. 18 blog post that its DVD by mail service would operate at Qwikster.com. Instead, U.S. members will continue to use one website, one account and one password for their movie and TV watching enjoyment under the Netflix brand.
“Consumers value the simplicity Netflix has always offered and we respect that,” said Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings. “There is a difference between moving quickly — which Netflix has done very well for years — and moving too fast, which is what we did in this case.”
Netflix today informed its U.S. members in personal emails and a post on the Netflix Blog on www.netflix.com