Netflix may go down as one of the greatest creations of all-time. The streaming service has tens of thousands of titles available and continues to invest more and more in original programming, for a month price that is still just a fraction of what cable companies charge. And, it’s available on almost every device that connects to the internet, whether it be your gaming console, smartphone, tablet, Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, etc, etc.
A new update to their mobile app has added something that Netflix users have been begging for — downloading content for offline viewing. While not everything on Netflix can be downloaded (damn licensing agreements), there does appear to be a wide variety of choices. We noticed Pulp Fiction (for the grown ups), Paw Patrol (for the kiddos), and most Netflix original content.
The option doesn’t appear to be there on the desktop browser version, and people are reporting that the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Netflix also lack the option. Still, if you know you’re going to be stuck without wifi for a while and don’t want to burn through your precious mobile bandwidth cap, downloading a movie or show before your next flight or road trip is super convenient.
Airplane mode. Road trip mode. Stuck-in-the-subway-for-20-minutes mode. Your favorite stories are now available for download any time. pic.twitter.com/g7QZA3TyE8
— Netflix US (@netflix) November 30, 2016