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Netflix scraps plans to create DVD-only service Qwikster

Well that was quick. Netflix has scrapped plans to launch a new service, called Qwikster, that would separate out their DVD rental service from the main Netflix account and add video game rentals to the fold. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings made the announcement at the official Netflix blog:

It is clear that for many of our members two websites would make things more difficult, so we are going to keep Netflix as one place to go for streaming and DVDs.

This means no change: one website, one account, one password… in other words, no Qwikster.

While the July price change was necessary, we are now done with price changes.

Full statement after the jump.

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Netflix renaming DVD by mail service to Qwikster + Adding Video Game rentals

Netflix Co-Founder and CEO, Reed Hastings announced on the official Netflix blog that the company is renaming its DVD by mail service to Qwikster. They’re also going to be adding Video Games rentals to the mix. Netflix, meanwhile, will focus only on streaming.

Click over the jump for Reed Hastings’ explanation on the changes.

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