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Ouriel Ohayon — appsfire, CEO/ isai (VC) co-founder
yup. people still use netflix for dvds..
Lewis Bertolucci — Founder, Sellyhoo - Selling made simple.
@ourielohayon It's interesting. Perhaps the boomer / senior market represents an underserved or area of growth. More than 10k boomers age-in to 65 each day. This demographic is probably still using a DVD player and will not adopt streaming as readily as others. If this market is in the millions of users, makes sense to not forget such a large market.
@lewis502 @ourielohayon or simply folks that don't have the bandwidth at home to stream continuously in HD (or even lower res). There are still rural areas without fibre.
Chuck Burt — Director of Product Management, Care.com
@gregop @lewis502 @ourielohayon When 3Mbit down is the best you can buy, streaming is not good.
Lewis Bertolucci — Founder, Sellyhoo - Selling made simple.
@gregop absolutely right. My parents aren't even that rural and still face that exact issue. My dad would prefer to pop in a DVD than have to fight with a crappy streaming experience.
Jonathan Robert Pedigo — Javascript Developer, Paintzen
@lewis502 @ourielohayon I use dvd service because Im a film major and the movies I want are only on there
Ryan Eby — Sys Admin, Ann Arbor District Library
@lewis502 @ourielohayon they named their spinoff dvd.com when they were trying to focus businesses but it is mostly blu-rays (in addition to dvds). Until the delay in blu-ray release to major streaming sites diminishes the market will probably continue. The launch of more and more niche streaming sites might cover more of what isn't licensed as well. My dvd.com queue is 95% things not available for streaming yet or already fell off most sites (esp imports).

I'd say bandwidth inequality is another reason. Blockbuster may be gone but I pass lots of local video stores in small/med rural towns in Michigan that seem to be busy.
Ernie Smith — Editor, Tedium; journalist
@lewis502 @ourielohayon My wife is 32. She just appreciates the extra selection that Netflix doesn't have for streaming.
@lewis502 Nothing worse than a film that keeps pausing to buffer ... aarrrggg
Tierney Cyren — Developer Advocate, NodeSource
@lewis502 @ourielohayon Also note the messaging in the video: When they're talking about sharing, they say share via Email, Text, and social media. That messaging is definitely not targeted at <40.
Tweets by Musolé 🇿🇲 🇺🇸 🇦🇴 — Founder, Solé Creative Marketing Agency
@ourielohayon Fascinating.
@honan @ourielohayon YES! What was amazing about Netflix when they were mail-only *was* their selection. But their streaming service is *hugely* lacking. I wish more people remembered they could get just about any movie they want from the DVD service. I just hope they don't shutter it due to lack of interest (after killing the independent rental shops that used to fill this niche).
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Ouriel Ohayon — appsfire, CEO/ isai (VC) co-founder
@lewis502 i think it s not just for the boomer/senior market. see how they market it on the app store. it s really about getting the prime time titles first before they go to streaming.
Lewis Bertolucci — Founder, Sellyhoo - Selling made simple.
@ourielohayon good point... As most have pointed out, DVD is not nearly as extinct as many have thought!! 💿📀
Debbie DiFonzo — Social Media Junkie
@gregop @lewis502 @ourielohayon That's exactly right... I would love to have NetFlix at home but our rural area internet can't handle the stream. Buffers too much to make it worth the trouble.
Jeff Shaw — 2016
@eby @lewis502 @ourielohayon Totally respect what they're doing for the older and less savvy customer.

But let's be real about their shrinking collection. For a company that takes technology seriously, there has to be a better solution than physically mailing people DVDs.
Ernie Smith — Editor, Tedium; journalist
The comments joking/quipping that Netflix is going after old people or underserved markets are really, really bad and misinformed, guys.

You do realize that there are a whole lot of movies available on DVD that aren't on streaming, right? Understand the audience and the value case, just like everything else.
Brad Roldan — Product Development
@shortformernie Totally agree. I use DVDs to supplement my streaming sources. Physical media offers guaranteed high-quality audio and video to those that care.
Bill Sengstacken — Vice President of Marketing at Cinchapi
@bradroldan @shortformernie Well.... that presumes no scratches, and that your DVD firmware is up to date. I remember a few DVDs not working when Netflix sent them.
roamandwander — CEO, Roam & Wander
@shortformernie Does anyone know the ratio of the Netflix catalog for DVD:streaming?
Ernie Smith — Editor, Tedium; journalist
@roamandwander Per Variety [1], Netflix had 4,563 movies and 2,445 series as of last April. (It's a smaller library than its competitors.) Per Motherboard [2], Netflix's DVD service has 93,000 movies. So, for every streaming movie Netflix has, it has 20.3 DVDs, including likely every movie on every other streaming service.

[1] http://variety.com/2016/digital/...
[2] http://motherboard.vice.com/read...
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