Netflix added a “Downloads for you” feature to make it even easier to find new content to watch on a smartphone. The streaming service offers a wide range of TV shows and movies, real crime docuseries like Crime scene: the disappearance at the Cecil hotel, to classic films like Goodfellas. With over 200 million subscribers, it’s one of the most popular streaming services, although Disney + may soon take the lead if it continues to attract users at the same rate.
Netflix users already had the option to download TV episodes and movies through the app to watch them on the go or when they can’t access an internet connection, after the feature was added in 2016. The service Streaming also already offers a ‘smart downloads’ which automatically removes an episode from the app after watching it and before downloading the next episode of the series.
In a new post, Netflix has confirmed the launch of the ‘Downloads for you’ feature, explaining how it will automatically download shows or movies based on what the viewer has already watched. For example, if someone is watching Alley of fireflies, similar offers that can be downloaded automatically include Bridgerton, the excavation, and Malcolm & Marie. Downloads will only take place when the device is connected to Wi-Fi, so users won’t have to worry about unnecessary data charges. For now, “Downloads for you” is currently only available on Android devices, although Netflix plans to start iOS testing soon.
Downloads for you: how to register (or unsubscribe)
Signing up for the new feature is very easy. Users just need to tap the download symbol in the Netflix app and switch to “Downloads for you. “Once done, they will be able to choose how much storage they want to allocate for downloads, with options including 1GB, 3GB, and 5GB. The more allocated, the more Netflix will be able to automatically download. ‘shows and movies. Once the storage limit is set, a quick press on the “Light up“will activate the feature. As you would expect, deactivation can be done in the same way, but by pressing”Switch off” instead of.
After a year of huge growth in streaming services, now is the best time for Netflix to offer a feature like this. “Downloads For You” encourages viewers to continue using the app by providing more media to watch. It also introduces users to new shows and movies, which is also likely to increase viewership. Having it do this automatically will also save the viewer the time and effort of finding something to watch, which probably makes it a popular feature with Netflix bingers.
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