The milestone comes 21 years after the streamer began delivering media in red envelopes to subscribers. 5,000,000,000 shipments. F I V E B I L L I O N . The most heartfelt thank you to our incredible members that have been with us for the past 21 years of DVD Netflix. Five billion discs delivered is a huge milestone and we owe it all to our amazing members and team members, @dvdnetflix, via Twitter. Netflix's physical media numbers have shrunk considerably since 2011 when over 14 million were getting discs in the mail. As of 2019's Q2, there are just 2.4 million using the service. Despite the huge drop, DVDs are still netting the streaming service $46 million in quarterly profits. Netflix's spends more on developing original content and over 150 million users are now streaming. But with the new achievement, it appears that the company's DVD delivery department is doing enough to stay around.