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Netflix is Launching a New Smart Download Feature

Netflix's Netflix's"smart downloads feature will be added to its Android app through an update this week. Netflix
Hannah Rogers | 10 July, 2018, 20:32

Once you connect to your office WiFi, Netflix will delete the episodes you've already watched and seamlessly download the next one in the background.

Netflix is figuring out how to make TV work on your smartphone, where downloading a TV show can mean less room for selfies or devour your data plan.

Since Netflix began allowing users to download titles for offline viewing in 2016, it's found that most people download a few episodes of a show at a time.

The new "Smart Downloads" setup, announced today in a blog post, will automatically delete episodes that are viewed and then download the next episode once you are connected to WiFi.

Netflix wants to start keeping your downloads fresh for you. We spoke to Cameron Johnson, Director of Product Innovation at Netflix to get an idea of why this is the case.

Smart downloads are one-for-one.

Interestingly, Netflix Smart Downloads has been in trial for a limited number of users for some months now. So if you binged three episodes during a long plane ride, the app will delete all three and queue up the next three episodes for you.

The app for both iOS and Android, however, is absolutely free, and you can grab it from the links below. Smart downloads does that automatically. Johnson said Netflix has a high degree of confidence that if you download and watch one episode of a TV show, you'll probably want another. He went on to explain that you can still download movies and TV shows over mobile data, but this would need to be done manually by the user.

Two years ago, Netflix launched their download feature and it was music to the ears of anyone that loves watching their favourite TV shows while travelling.

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