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This is what Netflix ads looked like in 1999

By Morgan Sung

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It feels like Netflix’s library has always been online. But before the content behemoth pioneered movie streaming, it mailed out DVDs. Remember?

Redditor u/graysonkatz unearthed a true relic in their parents’ attic: a 1999 Netflix advertisement in the shape of giant movie ticket.

“Rent as many DVDs as you want for 20 bucks a month,” the antique flier reads.

Although the service seems like it’s a pretty recent innovation, Netflix has actually been around since 1997. It expanded into streaming movies and TV shows ten years later in 2007. …

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