Netflix will stop shipping DVDs and the red envelope is toast

It’s really the end of the road for the Netflix DVD. In September, Netflix will cease mailing those iconic red Netflix envelopes that devoted subscribers once collected three at a time. It’s truly the end of a bygone era.

If you’re reading this and wondering what the heck we’re talking about and why Netflix felt the need to announce the change on Tuesday (opens in new tab), perhaps you are one of the 209 million Netflix streaming service subscribers, but you never rented a physical DVD from Netflix.

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