Netflix Bows Android Disc Rental App25 Oct, 2017 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Netflix has expanded its legacy by-mail disc rental platform to include an Android app.
The disc rental service, with 3.5 million subscribers, previously only offered an Apple-compatible iOS app. Both apps are free, with the Android app available at Google Play.
Despite Netflix’s streaming prowess, the disc rental service — dubbed “DVD.com, A Netflix Company” — continues to contribute the bulk of the company’s operating profit.
The packaged-media business generated $63.1 million (57.3%) contribution profit on revenue of $110 million in the third quarter, ended Sept. 30.