At no extra cost, Netflix has made downloading of favorite TV series, episodes, and movies available worldwide. The recently globalized streaming site has started to make downloads of some of its original series possible, and everyone is panicking!
While Netflix made binge-watching more chill, users from different parts of the world still encounter problems like intermittent internet connection and limited internet accessibility. This aptly applies to its recent global expansion to countries where decent wireless internet connection is still a struggle. To this, the site enabled downloading on all Netflix plans and devices either on iOS or Android. Unfortunately, the function does not apply to the desktop setting yet.
According to Independent, there were previous reports that suggested Netflix would launch offline mode function to be at par with Amazon Prime Video. In earlier statements, however, Netflix labeled the step as a "short term fix for a bigger problem" and negated possibilities of it ever happening. Amazon offers offline viewing on a select group of movies and TV shows they host through Prime Video.
Meanwhile, Eddy Wu, Netflix Director of Product Innovation is noted saying that original Netflix series like "Orange Is The New Black", "Narcos" and "The Crown" are already available for download. Fans of the hit series "Stranger Things" would also be thrilled to watch the episodes while on airplanes or subways.
CNET also lists more must-have shows on people's phones or tablets besides the previously mentioned ones. For one, there's "Freaks and Geeks" a 1999 series that features Seth Rogen and James Franco. Another one is Tina Fey's "30 Rock," if one is looking for a good laugh. In addition to these, new hits like "Arrow" and "The Flash" are also now available for those who have not caught up in the new TV game, yet. As this is fairly new, Netflix assures that there are much more to come available for the offline mode, which is a very good news for people who are always on the go or just cannot sit down for regular TV hours.