CHRISTMAS has come early for users of Netflix after the firm announced it is providing the ability to download content to watch offline whenever you want, rather than being tethered to the internet.
Even better, this is not one of those things where the US get it first before the rest of us, but it is a complete global rollout for its iOS and Android apps. The update is out now as we've got it on iOS.
"While many members enjoy watching Netflix at home, we’ve often heard they also want to continue their Stranger Things binge while on airplanes and other places where internet is expensive or limited," said Eddy Wu, director of Product Innovation.
"Just click the download button on the details page for a film or TV series and you can watch it later without an internet connection."
Stories so good, you want to take them everywhere. Download some of your favourite shows on Netflix and binge on the go. pic.twitter.com/d6Y7gm9m6l— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) November 30, 2016
It appears not everything is available to download, possibly because of rights issues with various copyright holders, but Netflix has added a new section to its app listing what is available with all of its own major shows included.
"Many of your favourite streaming series and movies are already available for download, with more on the way, so there is plenty of content available for those times when you are offline," added Wu.
"For example, Orange is The New Black, Narcos and The Crown are available for download today."
Netflix is somewhat behind the curve with this offering, as the likes of the BBC with iPlayer and Amazon Prime have been offering this for some time.
Customers of Netflix have hardly threatened a mutiny because of this but will no doubt be pleased to see the function arrive, especially those facing Thanksgiving or Christmas anywhere with poor to non-existent web connections. µ
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