Want to watch Stranger Things, Orange Is the New Black, Narcos, House of Cards and The Crown but you don’t have an internet connection? No worries! The Netflix download offline feature has been launched.
Netflix now allows its members worldwide to download select TV shows and movies even when they are disconnected from the Internet. The new offline download feature is available in all plans and on Apple and android devices starting Wednesday (November 30).
“While many members enjoy watching Netflix at home, we’ve often heard they also want to continue their ‘Stranger Things’ binge while on airplanes and other places where Internet is expensive or limited,” Netflix’s director of product innovation Eddy Wu wrote in a blog post announcing the feature.
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
Variety noted that Amazon Prime Video has already offered offline viewing to its members on iOS and Android apps for more than a year now. However, it is also available for selected movies or TV shows. YouTube Red and Starz’s mobile apps, on the other hand, are also providing video downloads in offline mode.
Netflix’s new feature comes at no extra cost for all of its members. The company currently has nearly 87 million subscribers worldwide.
TV series and movies that are ready to download at Netflix app include its originals Stranger Things, Orange Is the New Black, Narcos, House of Cards, The Crown, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Master of None. Other titles available for offline viewing include The Flash, Breaking Bad, Supernatural and more.
How to use new Netflix download offline feature
Members should update their Netflix app to the most recent version. To download titles, users will need iOS 8.0 or later or Android 4.4.2 or later. Just search the title you want to watch and look for the download icon. The Netflix app also has a separate Available for Download menu that shows all the available contents. The My Downloads section, meanwhile, keeps track of the titles you have already saved, Vox noted.