Netflix is one of the most popular online streaming services in the world that’s used by tens of millions of people across the globe. Many of its users have wanted the ability to save content for viewing offline but Netflix was initially against the idea. It was only a few months ago that the company started warming up to it. Those who subscribe to the service will be delighted to find out today that Netflix offline viewing functionality is finally available.
Downloading content for offline viewing is very easy. Simply tap on the download button on the details page for a TV show or movie and let the app do the rest. This functionality is currently limited to mobile devices only and will not be available on desktop.
This doesn’t mean that all of the content available on Netflix will support this functionality. It’s more or less limited to all of Netflix’s original series but the company does say that more content will eventually support offline viewing.
iOS and Android users need to update their Netflix app today in order to use this new feature. It was only a matter of time before Netflix offline viewing became a reality given that rivals like Amazon Instant Video already provide this functionality to users. There’s no up-sell here, Netflix offline viewing feature is available to all subscribers.
Airplane mode. Road trip mode. Stuck-in-the-subway-for-20-minutes mode. Your favorite stories are now available for download any time. pic.twitter.com/g7QZA3TyE8
— Netflix US (@netflix) November 30, 2016