Netflix and other streaming services have altered the film industry in more ways than one. Netflix used to rent DVDs out via mail before streaming video. It was a time when the Watchlist meant everything.
Netflix’s Watchlist allowed you to prioritise the DVDs you wanted to watch and have them sent to you when they became available.
Fast-forward to the present day, the film watching landscape looks drastically different. Netflix still rents out DVDs, but most users now watch shows and movies via online streaming. The proliferation of alternative streaming services in recent years is also noteworthy.
Markets of all kinds have been shaken up by the meteoric rise of online streaming, which has altered consumers’ tastes and preferences regarding both physical media and the likelihood of going to the movies. However, the advent of streaming services has also altered the filmmaking process.
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