Sunday, 21 October, 2018

Netflix makes it easier to manage downloaded shows on Android

Netflix's Netflix's"smart downloads feature will be added to its Android app through an update this week. Netflix
Lora Ball | 10 July, 2018, 19:14

Netflix isn't yet ready to automatically predict and download shows or movies that you might want to watch, reports Quartz.

Netflix's Smart Downloads will initially only be available on Android smartphones and tablets. Before you Smart Download any of those, however, this otherwise knowledgeless writer recommends you dive into as many consecutive episodes as you possibly can of Bill Nye Saves the World.

As Deadline reported Tuesday morning while the world woke up to yet another day of abject misery, a fresh Smart Downloads setup will further uncomplicate the process by automatically trashing episodes of series you've already seen.

Essentially, Netflix subscribers will now have increased control over their entertainment experience and the Smart Downloads feature is entirely optional to use.

The app for both iOS and Android, however, is absolutely free, and you can grab it from the links below.

Cameron Johnson, Director of Product Innovation, said that the new feature should make things far more convenient and quick for Netflix users. Smart Downloads will notify you when the feature starts downloading an episode, and you can even turn it off if you aren't a fan.

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Smart downloads are one-for-one.

Smart Downloads will need to be switched on through the Netflix app settings, and can also be switched off in case you prefer to download and manage your TV shows the old fashioned way.

Netflix resisted downloads for years, banking on the idea that streaming accessibility would eventually reach the point that downloading to watch offline wouldn't be necessary anymore.

It's limited to episodic TV series, not movies, standup specials or other kinds of programming. Netflix also recently released its first show produced in India, Sacred Games.

You finish watching Season 1, Episode 1.

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