This is what Netflix ads looked like in 1999


It feels like Netflix’s library has always been online. But before the content behemoth pioneered movie streaming, it only mailed out DVDs. Remember?  

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Redditor u/graysonkatz unearthed a true relic in their parents’ attic: a 1999 Netflix advertisement in the shape of giant movie ticket. 

“Rent as many DVDs as you want for 20 bucks a month,” the antique flier reads. 

Although the service seems like it’s a pretty recent innovation, Netflix has actually been around since 1997. It expanded into streaming movies and TV shows ten years later in 2007.  Read more…

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