Movie Streaming Platform Netflix Launches Offline Downloading
Details are scarce — other than Netflix tweeting “Your favorite stories are now available for download any time.” — and from what we can tell the download feature isn’t online yet. But it looks like this is really happening.
Netflix today announced a feature that fans of the streaming service have been clamoring for: offline viewing. Starting right now, you can download (some) movies and TV shows and watch them when you’re on an airplane or any other place where internet access is limited. This doesn’t cost extra.
The feature is available for all plans and works on iOS and Android phones and tabelts; it’s not supported on PC, video game consoles, or any other Netflix app.
To make use of the feature right now, you need to update your Netflix app to the newest version. Once you’ve done that, you’ll see an “Available to Download” page which lists off all the TV shows and movies that can be downloaded. There is already a big selection, and Netflix said more are on the way.