I’ve been using NetFlix for about a year now and I can’t say enough good things about the service. I get to watch the movies I want to watch without the hassles of going to a physical store. To top it off, their streaming service rocks (now I just have to buy the box for my television so I don’t have to stream via my laptop). Netflix rocks!
But there is a hitch. The other day, I received a postcard from the post office announcing that they are adjusting routes due to ‘a massive decrease in mail volume.’ Now, I am still getting mail six days a week; however, this announcement should raise some fear with the folks at Netflix. Why? People aren’t using the mail system like they once were and this trend is likely to continue. There might even come a time when the US Postal Service ceases to exist. What will Netflix do then?
I’m sure they have considered this eventuality. However, are they being aggressive enough with their streaming service? Are they doing enough to get their set-top boxes into distribution?