Netflix has announced via X that DVD subscribers can keep any discs that have been unreturned after September 29, 2023, the last day of the service.
“We are not charging for any unreturned discs after 9/29. Please enjoy your final shipments for as long as you like,” DVD Netflix posted to its X account Monday.
The announcement follows last week’s surprise offer from Netflix to get an extra 10 discs shipped to subscribers on the final day of service. However, the sign-up for the extra discs is more of a lottery and the max of ten discs is not guaranteed. The post from DVD Netflix advised subscribers to review their queues and move must-watch movies to the top.
By the way, a happy clarification in response to all the news headlines out there:— DVD Netflix (@dvdnetflix) August 22, 2023
We are not charging for any unreturned discs after 9/29. Please enjoy your final shipments for as long as you like! ❤️💿🍿 https://t.co/lpSJHq29ZX
We were wondering what Netflix was going to do with its stock of DVDs, Blu-rays, and 4k Blu-rays after closing shop.
Netflix started as a DVD-by-mail business over 25 years ago, helping to drive Blockbuster and other DVD rental stores out of business (although streaming was the real DVD killer). Meanwhile, Redbox kiosks can still be found in over 30,000 locations nationwide.