October 10, 2011

More Trouble in Netflix-land, No Qwikster

More trouble in Netflix-land, No Qwikster.
 

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.

Lance Ulanoff  Mashable - It is time for Reed Hastings to go
Netflix backpeddled Monday on its highly unpopular decision to split Netflix into two companies. Qwikster, the service that would have delivered your physical DVDs going forward, will never see the light of day. Netflix remains one company with two major businesses: Streaming videos and shipping rented DVDs.

It’s a fairly good mop-up job by Netflix founder Reed Hastings. But that only proves Hastings is qualified to be the company janitor, not its CEO.

Qwikster has even beat HP TouchPad in having the shortest life (or no life) of a major product/service.