Netflix now lets you download episodes to watch offline

“When you are in the middle of your favourite series, it can be painful having to step away from your computer,” Shivali Best reports for The Mail Online. “But you no longer have to leave your beloved show behind. Netflix members worldwide can now save videos for offline viewing, in addition to streaming series and films at no extra cost.”

“The move follows similar strategies by Netflix’s rivals, including Amazon, who introduced Amazon Prime – which allows you to watch content offline – last year,” Best reports. “To browse all the downloadable titles, users can select ‘Available for Download’ from the Netflix menu, and then download by clicking the arrow icon on a title. There will also be the option to download in standard or high quality, depending on how much space you have available on your device.

Best report, “The update is now available worldwide for users on iOS 8.0 or later, and Android 4.4.2 or later, with the latest version of the Netflix app.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: We look forward eagerly to far less saturated in-flight Wi-Fi and also the possibility of actually using a bunch of these 256GBs on our iPhone 7 Plus units!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]


  1. That gives me the last needed reason to stop buying movies on iTunes if I can download movies to go on my iPads instead. iTunes purchases were also great for automatic viewing on Apple TV, but since that still isn’t a fully-formed product (after eternally waiting for a fully baked one), I’m thinking of replacing it with a Roku instead. Sorry Apple, but being “slow, last, late but best” isn’t going to cut it forever. Not today with Apple TV, not tomorrow with routers (discontinued), not some near future date with computers (desktop and laptops upgraded infrequently). Eventually even the iPhone and iPad business won’t be as immune to competition as they remain today because the ecosystem is slowly becoming less and less sticky with each craptastic decision not to offer your customers the best products with the best interoperability. I’m beginning to wonder if the operations guy in charge of Apple may be temporarily good for margins but bad for the long term health and vibrancy of the company.

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