Your Netflix bingeing is no longer beholden to Internet access.
Netflix continues to expand its dominance over the average person's TV and movie consumption. It has now announced a major new feature, which will likely result in more bingeing and less productivity. Bring it on. The company revealed today that some of its most popular content is now available to download. That means one can watch Netflix on the train, in a plane, or walking down a busy street. The downloadable shows and movies can be watched anywhere and anywhere, no Wi-Fi necessary. The update comes at no extra cost to subscribers, either.
The download feature was announced in a statement written by Netflix's Director of Product Innovation Eddy Wu:
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. Just click the download button on the details page for a film or TV series and you can watch it later without an Internet connection.
While not all shows and movies can (yet) be downloaded, it has been reported that the option already extends to hit series like "Narcos," "Orange is the New Black," "The Crown," and going off Wu's statement, "Stranger Things" (the best of the bunch). Shows such as these can be downloaded on both Android and iOS, with the use of the Netflix app.
Now you can Netflix & Chill once more without your lady knowing you're late on the Internet bill. Happy watching!