Netflix Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Nostalgic Video Of Its DVD Days
By Alexa Heah, 31 Aug 2022
While streaming services have only become ubiquitous in our households less than a decade ago, Netflix has actually been around for a quarter of a century.
To mark its 25th year in the business, the service has released a nostalgic video tracing its roots all the way back to its days of shipping DVDs.
The company actually had its beginnings in 1997, though it only launched its website the year after. At first, it worked by sending out DVDs to customers, the very first of which was the acclaimed Beetlejuice.
Nine years later, streaming became a reality, with the firm’s first Original—Lilyhammer—taking to the screens in 2012. Since then, it has churned out numerous hits including Money Heist, Squid Game, and Stranger Things.
In honor of its landmark year, Netflix’s Twitter account has shared some interesting, lesser-known tidbits about the service. For example, did you know that, despite red being a big part of its branding, the first DVD envelope shipped was white instead?
Even better, before the ‘tudum’ sound became one that was familiar to years all over the globe, it was preceded by a short clip of a bleating goat back in the early days.
Visit Netflix’s website for more unique facts, or take a trip down memory lane with the video below.
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