Netflix adds smarter downloads feature

Android users will be the first to take advantage of a new smarter downloads feature for offline Netflix viewing.

“Now, when you finish watching a downloaded episode, Smart Downloads will delete it, and then automatically download the next episode. You watch, we do the work,” it announced.

“We know how annoying it can be to go through all your apps and delete files you no longer need; we also understand that when it comes to Netflix, the faster you can get to the next episode you want to watch, the better. Whether it is smart downloading or viewing a mobile preview, we realize the best part of Netflix is connecting with the stories you will love in an easier and more fun way.

“We also want to emphasize that giving consumers more control over their entertainment experience is at the heart of everything we do, and members can choose when they want to use Smart Downloads. There are more details on how to use the Smart Downloads feature here and we hope you enjoy it!”

The feature will download the next episode when you are connected to wifi.

No word on when this will be available to iOS users.


  1. This has been available in the android app for several months, so it’s a bit strange they are announcing it now?

    I was using this feature back in April.

    • Netflix seem to want to trial technology before confirming t’s availability to consumers, no doubt once consumers get to like the innovation a rise in price will be not too far away as well as could be the case with it’s HDR content being rebadged with a new Ultra plan label and increased price.

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