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TechnologyNetflix ships milestone 5 billionth disc

06:35  28 august  2019
06:35  28 august  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Streaming dominates Netflix 's universe, but don't think its disc -based service is dead yet -- in fact, it just marked a big milestone . The other part of Netflix 's business just shipped its 5 billionth disc (Rocketman, if you're curious) 21 years after deliveries began.

Five billion discs delivered is a huge milestone and we owe it all to our amazing members and team members. pic.twitter.com/Eg1bjEMtcx. It's safe to assume Netflix 's disc rental business won't ship another billion discs or be around in another 21 years. It could have just a handful of years left, but

It's no secret that the major focus of the home entertainment business is streaming, but many may be surprised to learn that people still rent DVDs and Blu-ray discs. So much so that Netflix shipped its 5 billionth disc this week.

Netflix ships milestone 5 billionth disc© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Netflix still ships a million discs each week. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

The company, which ships a million discs each week, announced the milestone in a tweet Monday.

"The most heartfelt thank you to our incredible members that have been with us for the past 21 years of DVD Netflix," Netflix said in its tweet. "Five billion discs delivered is a huge milestone and we owe it all to our amazing members and team members."

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Netflix ships milestone 5 billionth disc© CNET

Netflix still ships a million discs each week.

So what was the movie tucked into that familiar red envelope that pushed Netflix across the 5 billion threshold? Entertainment Weekly reports that it was the Elton John biopic Rocketman that propelled Netflix past its milestone.

It's worth noting that while Rocketman is available to rent on disc through Netflix, it's not available to streaming customers yet. So maybe there's not much mystery in why many people choose to stick to the DVD program.

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