Netflix Debuts "Smart Download" Feature As Boost For Binges

Netflix Debuts

Today Netflix announced a new download feature called Smart Download. Now, when you finish watching a downloaded episode, Smart Downloads will delete it, and then automatically download the next episode. With this feature, Netflix will allow you to automatically keep downloading the next episode so you always have something to watch offline. So after you have watched an episode or two of a show that you have downloaded, the application will recognize this and delete them the next time you are connected to a WiFi network.

Netflix has unveiled a new feature today that will help you better manage your downloaded TV series. The feature is now available on Android phones and tablets running the latest iteration of the Netflix application.

However, it's first available only on Android devices.

Smart downloads are one-for-one. The feature is only available for TV shows that you can download on Netflix, and not for movies.

Sadly there's still no one-stop option to download an entire season of a show, so if you're stocking up on episodes for a long flight, or a trip out somewhere with poor mobile coverage, you'll still need to do it manually. Users should make sure that they've updated to the latest version of the Netflix Android app in order to start using Smart Downloads.

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If for some reason you don't want Netflix to do the deletion and downloading for you, Smart Downloads can be turned off.

"You watch, we do the work", read Johnson's post, which emphasized the company's drive to personalize each subscriber's own unique viewing habits.

Use the toggle to turn off the feature.

The streaming service launched the Download feature in 2016, making it possible for customers to watch shows and movies on the go.

For now, the feature is limited to TV shows.

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