Netflix Nixes "Qwikster," Keeping DVDs Under Netflix Name

Written by John Ponio    Monday, 10 October 2011 10:47

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A while ago Netflix announced that they were going to split their DVD and streaming services into two different companies: Netflix for streaming and Qwikster for DVDs. Well, apparently that idea won't work out so well, as they are no longer splitting the services. Everything will remain as it is, sadly including the recent price changes. I received this e-mail this morning:

Dear John,

It is clear that for many of our members two websites would make things more difficult, so we are going to keep Netflix as one place to go for streaming and DVDs.

This means no change: one website, one account, one password…in other words, no Qwikster.

While the July price change was necessary, we are now done with price changes.

We're constantly improving our streaming selection. We've recently added hundreds of movies from Paramount, Sony, Universal, Fox, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, MGM and Miramax. Plus, in the last couple of weeks alone, we've added over 3,500 TV episodes from ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, USA, E!, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, ABC Family, Discovery Channel, TLC, SyFy, A&E, History, and PBS.

We value you as a member, and we are committed to making Netflix the best place to get your movies & TV shows.

Respectfully,

The Netflix Team