Netflix Launches Smart Downloads Feature, Coming Soon to iOS

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Of course, Netflix requires a paid subscription in order to watch or download movies or TV shows, something which we're sure you know about already. Whether they are commuting, traveling or just in a place with pricey or spotty internet access, the download feature makes it possible for our members to take their stories with them wherever they go... So if you finish watching a season finale on your commute into work, you can connect to your office Wi-Fi and the next season's premiere will be waiting for you on your ride home. The feature will download the next episode when it's connected to WiFi and automatically remove the previously downloaded episodes.

The Smart Downloads feature will make the process of watching TV shows offline automatic.

How it works Smart Downloads feature is available under the download section in the application.

The Smart Downloads feature is available today for Android users and will be available on iOS later this year.

Smart Downloads can be turned off straight from the app's settings if you like.

We're not seeing Smart Downloads live in our most recent update of Netflix for Android, so stay tuned. The feature is triggered when you download an episode or two of a TV show that you're now watching.

A download status bar will appear on the screen when a new episode is downloading, and users will be notified when the download is complete.

Users can disable the new feature if they want to keep the episodes they have watched on their device.

Netflix had first launched the ability to download TV shows and episodes for offline viewing back in December 2016. Say you download episodes 1-3 of season one.

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