Netflix has a special Christmas present for us all as they have introduced a much-requested feature on its mobile apps: the ability to download content for offline playback.
Currently being rolled out, the latest update for the Android and iOS app will let you download any of the supported movies or television shows from their catalogue. Not all of the content is available for download but from a cursory glance it seemed like most of it was there. When a movie or TV show supports downloading, you will see the download button in the description of the movie or next to the episode title of the TV show.
In the settings, you can choose to enable the downloads only on Wi-Fi and also choose the quality. The quality settings available are ‘Standard’ and ‘Higher’, which doesn’t say much about resolution and bitrate. You can also see the amount of storage the downloads are taking on your device and delete them all at once if required. There is also a My Downloads section in the sidebar where you can find all your downloaded content.
The updated version is now available on the respective stores and across all regions where Netflix is available. Get your bandwidth ready to Download, Netflix and Chill! While you’re at it, why not share the news with your buddy who is addicted to Netflix so that he can download and chill on Netflix.