NPI's Cascadia Advocate

Offering commentary and analysis from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, The Cascadia Advocate is the Northwest Progressive Institute's unconventional perspective on world, national, and local politics.

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Netflix finally listens to its members, drops plans to spin off DVDs-by-mail as Qwikster

Net­flix is stay­ing Net­flix.

The com­pa­ny announced this morn­ing that it was drop­ping its ill-con­ceived plans to spin out its DVDs-by-mail into a sep­a­rate web­site called Qwik­ster, after weeks of get­ting irate emails and phone calls from its mem­bers.

Dear Mem­ber:

It is clear that for many of our mem­bers two web­sites would make things more dif­fi­cult, so we are going to keep Net­flix as one place to go for stream­ing and DVDs.

This means no change: one web­site, one account, one password…in oth­er words, no Qwik­ster.

While the July price change was nec­es­sary, we are now done with price changes.

We’re con­stant­ly improv­ing our stream­ing selec­tion. We’ve recent­ly added hun­dreds of movies from Para­mount, Sony, Uni­ver­sal, Fox, Warn­er Bros., Lion­s­gate, MGM and Mira­max. Plus, in the last cou­ple of weeks alone, we’ve added over 3,500 TV episodes from ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, USA, E!, Nick­elodeon, Dis­ney Chan­nel, ABC Fam­i­ly, Dis­cov­ery Chan­nel, TLC, SyFy, A&E, His­to­ry, and PBS.

We val­ue you as a mem­ber, and we are com­mit­ted to mak­ing Net­flix the best place to get your movies & TV shows.

Respect­ful­ly,

The Net­flix Team

Wow, it sounds like they’re final­ly lis­ten­ing for a change.

The Face­book sta­tus update announc­ing the change has over 2,200 likes… and it’s only been an hour since it went up!

This won’t undo all of the dam­age that Net­flix caused them­selves with the price increase announce­ment and the Qwik­ster announce­ment, but it will cer­tain­ly help them retain the mem­bers that they still have.

FOR MORE: Net­flix deletes Qwik­ster, Net­flix aban­dons plan to rent DVDs on Qwik­ster

Adjacent posts

  • Donate now to support The Cascadia Advocate


    Thank you for read­ing The Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate, the North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute’s jour­nal of world, nation­al, and local pol­i­tics.

    Found­ed in March of 2004, The Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate has been help­ing peo­ple through­out the Pacif­ic North­west and beyond make sense of cur­rent events with rig­or­ous analy­sis and thought-pro­vok­ing com­men­tary for more than fif­teen years. The Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate is fund­ed by read­ers like you: we have nev­er accept­ed adver­tis­ing or place­ments of paid con­tent.

    And we’d like it to stay that way.

    Help us keep The Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate edi­to­ri­al­ly inde­pen­dent and freely avail­able by becom­ing a mem­ber of the North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute today. Or make a dona­tion to sus­tain our essen­tial research and advo­ca­cy jour­nal­ism.

    Your con­tri­bu­tion will allow us to con­tin­ue bring­ing you fea­tures like Last Week In Con­gress, live cov­er­age of events like Net­roots Nation or the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion, and reviews of books and doc­u­men­tary films.

    Become an NPI mem­ber Make a one-time dona­tion