Who knew corporate slideshows could be so interesting? Netflix has released a glimpse at where the company will be in the future, and that future is all streaming. In fact, Netflix guesstimates that DVDs-by-mail will start to fall off after 2014.
Netflix pioneered the whole "mail DVDs to people" business, but the company doesn't see itself doing that for much longer. In fact, it aims to "lead streaming subscription for TV shows and movies." To that end, Netflix is looking toward beefing up its streaming service with a larger back catalog, while leaving the new releases to its competitors.
While that may seem like a good way to lose some business, Netflix sees DVDs-by-mail as a vestigial part of its service. Take a peek at the graph above: by 2014, according to the service, demand for DVDs-by-mail will start falling off.
That makes enough sense to me. Most of what I watch through Netflix is some older movie I'm streaming. How about you? Do you still lean heavily on your queue?