Video: Netflix unveils 'Drone To Home' service to rival Amazon

Video: Netflix unveils 'Drone To Home' service to rival Amazon
Netflix, not wanting to be outdone by Amazon's potentially upcoming drone delivery service, has unveiled their own, the aptly named "Netflix Drone To Home."

Drones will deliver your physical DVDs, anywhere and everywhere.

Watch the hilarious ad here:

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 25 Feb 2014 23:55
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  • Jemborg

    Is this for real?

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

    26.2.2014 01:17 #1

  • rocky38

    I thinks its a parody on Amazon's drone service. Either way, I wouldn't be surprised if they tried something like this in the distant future. Drones would really have to come down in price in order to offset the carrier cost.

    26.2.2014 08:09 #2

  • SomeBozo

    Originally posted by Jemborg: Is this for real? Something about it is real, either a spoof to get attention and free publicity by trying to hijack social media and hoping their cute video goes viral...

    In contrast to amz0n drones this seems completely feasible, won't need to be about weight as much. Seems to me the main concern would be needing a secure delivery location. For homes no problem, it could be in your back yard , but those in apartments it would be a lot more difficult but sill doable. Mailboxes seem completely infeasible, no way to open the door, currently i have trouble opening my mailbox door manually, no ways a flimsy little drone could open it nor mailboxes that required a key. Also if the delivery worked as in the video, seems there will be a lot of broken discs, appears the drone was dropping them from 10 feet /3 meters...

    Streaming seems to make more sense, even remote users could get a wireless stream.

    The one big incentive seems no more postal costs, a drone might be able to deliver a disc for (not sure) 50-70% of current postal rates? Returns seem the postal service would still be needed or switch to centralized collection points...?

    26.2.2014 09:12 #3

  • Jemborg

    I think the novelty might wear of faster than it pays for itself. Apparently it's a premium service... so not so cheap for the consumer.

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

    26.2.2014 14:06 #4

  • Mrguss

    Now: The problem is to send them back quick, quick, quick.

    So: [on-unlimited-3] in stead to get 6 discs a week; we can get 3 every day. This "probably' will kill their business.

    On the another hand: at this rate who will need the low-quality-stream thing at all!? lol


    26.2.2014 14:52 #5

  • Jemborg

    Oh, so their streaming is low quality? That's why people still want the physical disks?

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

    26.2.2014 22:58 #6

  • DADEO1

    Unfortunately our housing plan just installed the most advanced anti-drone weaponry system.

    1.3.2014 10:11 #7

  • Mrguss

    @ Jemborg:

    Netflix stream is convenient (that's why is popular). But if people have slow internet &/or bandwidth caps, etc. The quality it just denigrate very quick.

    Yup: The Physical Disc always will contain a better quality, in spacial if we talking about BR's. lol

    The rule that over run all the rules is: Survive !
    Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

    1.3.2014 15:31 #8

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