Netflix disc shipments have reached a total of 5 billion, even as the viewing public has switched to streaming for entertainment…
There’s no question streaming is the center of the current Netflix model. But, that doesn’t mean physical media is dead. In fact, the entertainment company has recently marked a huge milestone. Netflix has now successfully shipped 5 billion discs.
Netflix Disc Shipments Reach 5 Billion
Netflix is well-known for its streaming prowess but it does have another revenue stream, which still relies on shipping physical discs. Although, it’s small, by comparison. For instance, in 2011, Netflix claimed 14 million disc subscribers. However, that number shrank to 2.4 million during the second quarter of the year.
Today, there are 51 million streaming customers.
It’s very unlikely Netflix will hit or cross 6 billion. Even if all remaining disc subscribers ordered a title each month, it would take almost 35 years to reach 6 billion.
5,000,000,000 shipments. F I V E B I L L I O N .
The most heartfelt thank you to our incredible members that have been with us for the past 21 years of DVD Netflix. Five billion discs delivered is a huge milestone and we owe it all to our amazing members and team members. pic.twitter.com/Eg1bjEMtcx
— DVD Netflix (@dvdnetflix) August 26, 2019