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ET; Please Drone Home.. errr.. ummm... NETFLIX?


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Netflix mocks Amazon Prime Air with hilarious 'Drone 2 Home' video

 

BY Richard Lawler @Rjcc

February 25th, 2014 at 6:56AM ET

 

Netflix's not-Qwikster DVD-by-mail business doesn't get the same amount of attention as the company's streaming arm, but as this video (embedded after the break) shows, it still has some imagination. Dug up by Hacking Netflix, the Drone 2 Home demo video imagines Netflix's famous red envelopes being delivered by quadcopter -- wherever you may be (camping, in the office, in the bathroom -- wherever).

 

Posted by a couple of employees, it was apparently produced for the DVD division's annual meeting. We're still not sure if Jeff Bezos' holiday-timed Amazon Prime Air drone-delivery reveal was anything more than a publicity stunt, but GM Hank Breeggemann's tongue is firmly in cheek as he announces Netflix's "return to our creative roots."

 

Of course, there are some drawbacks to spending "literally days" working out the bugs -- but you'll have to watch to find out.

 

 

 

 

This tongue-in-cheek humor is not intended as an advertisement for any

service and hopefully, not construed as SPAM. This poster, ShyWriter,

occasionally buys product from Amazon (5-day ground delivery only)

and subscribes to NETFLIX streaming service; no discs involved. :)

 

 

/Steve

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That was pretty funny.

Seriously though, there are companies in Australia that deliver beer to people at fairs and festivals via drones. You order from your smartphone, and they fly the beer to you with a drone. The tech already exists, and it has been proven on small scales. I'm not sure if anyone is doing home deliveries with it yet, but America is behind the times when it comes to drone usage. It seems like all we want to do is mount bombs and cameras to them...

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