8 Ways Netflix and the Streaming Revolution Upended Hollywood This Decade

From binge-viewing to the death of the bundle, here’s how Netflix changed everything

Ten years is a long time. When this decade began, Barack Obama was midway through his first term as president, while Donald Trump was still a reality TV star.

It’s almost impossible to distill 10 years worth of change into one single through-line. But we’re here to try anyway. And perhaps there was no greater, singular, development in Hollywood during the 2010s then the impact that Netflix has had on the entire industry. The company that once out-muscled Blockbuster by sending DVDs through the mail, ended up turning the entire industry on its head, pulling everyone (sometimes kicking and screaming) into the streaming era.

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Tim Baysinger

Tim Baysinger

TV reporter • tim.baysinger@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tim_bays

Trey Williams

Trey Williams

Film Reporter covering the biz • trey.williams@thewrap.com • Twitter: @trey3williams

Sean Burch

Sean Burch

Tech reporter • sean.burch@thewrap.com • @SeanB44