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Netflix Launches Smart Downloads Feature, Coming Soon to iOS

11 July, 2018, 03:26 | Author: Tara Roberts
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We spoke to Cameron Johnson, Director of Product Innovation at Netflix to get an idea of why this is the case.

TVLine reports that Netflix has added a new "smart download" feature to the Android version of the app, although there's no word on when it'll arrive for iPhones or iPads. Starting today, the app will be able to automatically delete downloaded videos once you've watched them.

The video-streaming giant finally caved to pressure back in 2016 when it allowed subscribers to download some movies and TV shows to watch offline.

Netflix on Tuesday introduced a new "Smart Downloads" feature for its users around the world.

Netflix's Smart Downloads will initially only be available on Android smartphones and tablets.

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Or you can also do so via App Settings.

We're not seeing Smart Downloads live in our most recent update of Netflix for Android, so stay tuned.

It's now only available for Android phones and tablets.

If you do use it it's activated when you connect to wifi and are finished with an episode. Unfortunately, iOS users won't see the new feature for a while, with Netflix giving the timeframe for iPhones and iPads of "sometime later this year". 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. When they're through, they'll delete the episodes to make space on their devices and download a few more. It also only works with TV series - so it doesn't apply to movies, TV specials, or any other content. For example, let's say you've downloaded the first three episodes of the first season of One Day at a Time.

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