Netflix programs now available for downloadBy Rebecca Rakowitz | 11/30/2016 11:31pm
Netflix lovers worldwide rejoiced following the announcement Wednesday morning that content can now be downloaded at any time and at no extra cost.
“Airplane mode. Road trip mode. Stuck-in-the-subway-for-20-minutes mode. Your favorite stories are now available for download any time,” the streaming service announced via Twitter.
Thanks to the new download button that has been added to the details page of movies and shows, Netflix members can now watch content without having the Internet connection necessary to stream content. However, Internet connection or cellular data is needed to download content onto a device.
Regardless of membership plan or phone type, all Netflix members will have access to this option. All members need to do is update their Netflix app to the most recent version. Technical assistance is available at help.netflix.com.
Not all content can be downloaded, but a browsing option for downloadable titles only is available. The “Available for Download” filter can be found in the Netflix menu.
“Many of your favorite streaming series and movies are already available for download, with more on the way, so there is plenty of content available for those times when you are offline,” the company wrote in a press release. “For example, ‘Orange is The New Black’, ‘Narcos’ and ‘The Crown’ are available for download today.”