Netflix Offers Users Ability to Download Content to Watch on the Go

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Netflix has made a range of TV shows and movies available to download so you can watch even without an Internet connection, the company announced on Wednesday.

“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 said in a statement. “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.”

Netflix originals like “Stranger Things,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Narcos,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and “House of Cards” are currently available for download. Other shows, like “Supernatural,” “The 100,” “The Office,” and “The Flash” are also available.

The new feature is included in all plans and available for phones and tablets on Android and iOS. The move comes over a year after Amazon Prime began offering users the ability to download their streaming content.

Netflix had previously said they were considering offline viewing as an option for users, but it depended on a number of factors.

Cliff Edwards, a director of corporate communications at Netflix, told Tech Radar that allowing offline viewing was a “short term fix for a bigger problem,” such as unreliable Wi-Fi coverage affecting video playback.

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