netflix logoMusic streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify allow users to save music for offline listening. They understand that sometimes users don’t always have an internet connection, or that for their favorite songs, they’d rather not have to keep streaming it and waste data in the process. Unfortunately that model doesn’t always apply to video streaming services like Netflix.


The good news is that could soon change. According to a report from Light Reading, it seems that they have been informed by industry insider and Penthera COO Dan Taitz that offline viewing for Netflix could be coming soon. “We know from our sources within the industry that Netflix is going to launch this product. My expectation is that by the end of the year Netflix will be launching download-to-go as an option for their customers.”

Netflix has over the years been increasing its subscription fees, much to the dismay of many of its customers. However we reckon if offline viewing was an offered feature, there would be many users who wouldn’t mind paying those fees if they could save their favorite movies and TV shows to watch offline.

Frost & Sullivan Principal Analyst Dan Rayburn also seems to think that this is likely and called it a natural progression for the company. “It’s a natural progression for Netflix to want to have some of their content available for consumers to watch offline, and we’ve been hearing for months now that they are in fact going to roll something out soon.” Just a couple of months ago, Netflix hinted that they were open to the idea, so we guess it was only a matter of time.

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