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R.I.P. Qwikster! Netflix Decides To Keep Their Name The Same

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Because one failing company is better than two!

Obviously, a lot is going on over at Netflix that the head honchos are trying to sort out. Sales are down, contracts are up and people are digging the convenience of RedBox more and more. The company had hoped that by separating their services and creating a new name for themselves, they might get around people's new animosity towards them.

Yeah, not so much.

The company announced this morning that they are abandoning their "break-up plan" and have decided to keep its DVD-by-mail and online streaming services together under one name and one Web site. Thus Qwikster, the proposed name for the new branch of the company that was going to handle DVD-by-mail services exclusively, has folded before it even started. A spokesperson for Netflix explained:

“We underestimated the appeal of the single web site and a single service. We greatly underestimated it.”


Look, talk to us again when you guys have gotten all your shiz figured out so we know what movies/TV shows we can enjoy on your service. If it's still as good as it is today, than great. If not, we don't care what your name is, we're still switching to Hulu or Blockbuster or hell, just watching stuff on Demand. Too much drama with you people!

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6 comments to “R.I.P. Qwikster! Netflix Decides To Keep Their Name The Same”

  1. 1

    they just need to reorganize they're packages

  2. 2

    Oh SCR#W U Netflix! You guys are total idiots! I've already switched to a streaming service from TVDEVO and use Redbox too.

  3. 3

    Here is the thing, Netflix is a great service a leader in their field. They effed up big time! The people have spoken, with the enormous decline in memberships. I'm glad to see them getting their shiz together. I am renewing maybe one of the few, but i really like netflix. After the raise in rates and the separate sites I cancelled, but now i'll becoming back. It's still better than Hulu and other sites.

  4. 4

    It makes me a bit sad to see people tearing apart one of the few decent US companies over a small price hike. Stop your booing and know that inflation happens. It is still incredibly cheaper AND easier to use than any other demand service. And you want them to go out of business over 5 extra dollars a month?

  5. Heh says – reply to this


    You can thank Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis for that

  6. 6

    Too much drama? Really? I feel sorry for anyone who's on the verge of a nervous breakdown because the price of Netflix doubled. I felt like I was stealing when it was as cheap as it was. I wasn't happy about the price change, but I understood why they did it. I wasn't happy about the separate accounts, but I would've dealt with it. Good Gawd people. Shit happens.