According to the Associated Press, people hoping to get the newest Warner Bros. release on DVD via Netflix will have now have to wait 28 days in order to give the studio more time to sell the films on DVD first. The bonus here is that Netflix will then get a discount on the discs when they can buy them for renting and Warner Bros. is opening up more of it’s catalog to Netflix’s Watch Instantly streaming device.
This news has garnered understandable outrage and also acceptance from the online community. From cheering for more online content to wondering what this will do for DVD rentals through Netflix mail service if other studios make the same kind of deal. I have to side with the people that don’t see this as a bad thing because usually new movies are on such a long wait for me that it takes about a month before I can even get a chance to see them anyway.
Plus, more Watch Instantly streaming titles means fewer trips to the mailbox and less hassle, which is also a good thing. What do you think? Is this is a good or bad thing for Warner Bros. and Netflix? Let us know in the comments.