Netflix is giving away movie DVDs. Sounds like a joke, but it’s meant seriously. Because Netflix has through its account at X (formerly Twitter) communicatedthat customers who still have a DVD rented from Netflix after September 29, 2023 can keep it free of charge. So, the DVD Netflix customers are allowed to enjoy the latest DVDs delivered by Netflix for as long as you want.
Netflix writes in its FAQ:
You will not be charged for unreturned discs – enjoy them for as long as you like! If you wish to return the disc, we will take it back until October 27, 2023.
FAQs from Netflix
Netflix is giving away up to 10 DVDs per customer
Keeping the last DVDs isn’t all, as Netflix expressly encourages its DVD customers to take part in the raffle for up to ten free DVDs, which Netflix will then send out on the last day of its DVD service. Simply log in to the Netflix DVD portal and take part in the competition. This option is only available to US customers. Incidentally, as a new customer you can still register for Netflix DVD shipments until August 28, 2023. Customers only get an invoice for August, after that it’s over.
Here’s why: Netflix is closing its DVD rentals
What many Internet users, especially younger ones, don’t know: The well-known streaming provider Netflix started in 1997 as a DVD rental company. In the US, you can order DVDs to buy or rent from Netflix and have them sent to you in the mail with free shipping. But on September 29, 2023, Netflix will end this DVD shipment forever; Netflix will ship DVDs for the last time on this day. That’s why Netflix doesn’t want the discs they’ve borrowed back and is giving away films on top of that – simply to reduce its stocks. According to its FAQ, however, the company is not planning to sell the DVDs still available on Netflix after September 29, 2023.
This Netflix film DVD mail order service can be accessed via the website dvd.netflix.com. In March 2012, Netflix bought the DVD.com domain specifically for its DVD mail order business. Overall, Netflix claims to have shipped over 5.2 billion DVDs. “The Blind Side” is said to have been the most popular film, as The Verge writes.
You can read everything about the discontinuation of Netflix DVD rentals in the message Netflix is completely discontinuing its original offer.