Netflix brings ‘Smart Downloads’ feature to Android before iOS

Jul 11, 2018, 03:23
Netflix brings ‘Smart Downloads’ feature to Android before iOS

With this "smart" new functionality, the Netflix app will start downloading the next episode for a show as soon as you finish watching the previous one.

Note that the Smart Downloads feature is activated only when you're using Wi-Fi, and not on cellular connectivity.

Cameron Johnson, Director of Product Innovation, said that the new feature should make things far more convenient and quick for Netflix users.

Now Playing: Watch this: Netflix "smart downloads" manage your offline episodes. That's where smart downloading comes in. Smart Downloads will be particularly useful for users in developing markets, where many smartphones are entry-level devices with less storage available.

The feature is part of an update to Netflix's Android mobile app this week.

It's worth noting here that smart downloads will only work on a Wi-Fi connection, and if you don't want Netflix tampering with your downloads, you'll need to toggle the feature off in the My Downloads section - yes, it's turned on by default.

The ability to download movies and TV shows straight from Netflix mobile app is a very handy feature. This changed back in 2016, though, when the developers finally added the feature to their Android and iOS devices worldwide. As you'd expect, this only works when you're connected to Wifi. So a user with the first three episodes of a show downloaded will have the first deleted and the fourth installed after watching the initial content.

It's limited to episodic TV series, not movies, standup specials or other kinds of programming. Say you download episodes 1-3 of season one.

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