Netflix turned 25 this week. The firm started its website in 1998 after offering a DVD subscription service in 1997. In 2007, it launched its now-ubiquitous streaming service.
Older Netflix users know this. For streaming's Gen Z audience group, the history lesson—detailed in a new movie to honour its unusual rise—imbues Netflix with cheesy vintage
vibes that have contributed to rising vinyl sales, a new respect for decades-old film franchises, and an acceptance of 1990s fashion.
Beetlejuice, starring Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder, was Netflix's debut movie. (Hollywood hopes to cash in on nostalgia by making Beetlejuice 2, starring Stranger Things' Ryder.
Netflix is dominating the streaming battle despite all difficulties.Amazon and Disney+ are threatening Netflix's supremacy in streaming TV.
Netflix's anniversary highlight shows that, despite a bruised stock price, it is still riding high from its first-mover advantage.