The Past

In the beginning the company opened for business on April 14, 1998, with 30 employees and 925 titles for rent, which comprised nearly the entire catalogue of DVDs in print. NetFlix initially offered a seven-day DVD rental for $4, plus $2 shipping, with the cost going down when additional discs were rented. Discs could be kept longer for an additional fee. Consumers could decide to purchase a rented disc once they got it home by having the balance of the retail price charged to their credit card. The firm's Web site offered a number of informational features including movie reviews, and once a customer had rented several titles a profile would be generated that automatically suggested additional films of interest based on the characteristics of ones already chosen.

The Present

Netflix is a streaming service that allows our customers to watch a wide variety of award-winning TV shows, movies, documentaries and more on thousands of Internet-connected devices. With Netflix, you can enjoy unlimited viewing of our content without having to watch a single commercial. There's always something new to discover, and more TV shows and movies are added every month!

Screen History

The change behind how DVD or streaming was changed.

1997 - 2007

Where you were able to pick out the DVD's you were wanting and rate them.

2007 - 2014

When live streaming was all new to Netflix was shown online.

2014 - Present

How we see Netflix now as a member. Showing recommendations that you might like. Much more simple of a layout.

Logo History

Over time changes were made to improve the logo.

1997 - 2014

2014 - 2016

2016- Present

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