October 22, 2010
| by Rachel Cericola
This week, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced the company’s Q3 financial results. Naturally, it sounds good to be the king of Netflix. However, one little nugget Hastings let fly was how Netflix is “primarily a streaming company that also offers DVD-by-mail.” Interesting.
Of course, streaming is what keeps the company growing—or at least they seem to think so. Aside from boasting a bump in subscribers that use the streaming option, the company just added a streaming-only option in Canada.
We’ve been waiting for the U.S. to get a streaming-only option. The announcement also indicates that could roll out on a limited basis by the end of this year. If that does happen, you’d basically have to pay to get discs, right?
So that got me thinking: How do you primarily use Netflix? I love having the disc come to my house, but it certainly overstays its welcome. In the time I have one disc, I probably watch numerous selections through my streaming subscription. I’ve watched through the Wii, Blu-ray players, and even the new Google TV. There are so many ways to get it… now if they’d only add more selections, I would be a
happy happier customer.
For you Netflix subscribers out there, do you get more use out of the discs sent or your streaming option? What device(s) do you use to stream content? Also, do you pay extra for the privilege of Blu-ray? Let me know below in the comments.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.