Published: Sun, February 10, 2019
Technology | By Lionel Gonzales

Netflix brings ‘Smart Download’ feature for iOS users

Netflix brings ‘Smart Download’ feature for iOS users

Netflix missed that deadline, but the company on Thursday announced that the Smart Downloads feature is finally ready for your iPhone or iPad.

Netflix originally introduced the smart downloads feature for Android devices in July 2018 and said that the feature would arrive on the iOS app sometime later in 2018. Of course, it does that in Wi-Fi range, not over mobile data.

The Smart Download feature automatically delete episodes you have watched.

Put simply, if the user downloads the first three episodes of a new show, then watches the first downloaded episode, Smart Downloads will delete the watched content and download the fourth episode, even though the user has only started to watch the second. The app then also deletes the previous episode so you're not constantly filling up your data card with already viewed content. With new updates like the Smart Download app allowing viewers to stay tuned in with their favorite shows wherever, whenever, it's exciting to think about the possibilities where the industry is headed. "Netflix iOS users can get the convenience of "Smart Downloads" spending less time managing their downloads and more time watching", the company said in a statement. In addition to that, it downloads the next one as you're on a WiFi network.

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Scroll down and select App Settings.

Offline features like Smart Downloads are especially crucial for subscribers in emerging markets where connectivity is still a concern. They can also choose to opt-out of this feature in the future if they don't like it or if they want to keep a show or movie on their device to watch again at a later point. They've continued to add features that ensure the quality of life holds up for its user-base, and the latest application that offers ideal changes is now available on iOS devices.

"The faster our members can get to the next episode of their favourite stories, the better".

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