Netflix now to allow offline video downloads

It almost seems like a premeditated maneuver to counteract the arrival of HBO to new countries. Netflix has finally gone and done what users have been begging it to do for a long time: allow users to locally download any movie or TV show to view later with no Internet connection. This offers a breath of relief for your data plan, as you can consume media when you’re out and about without eating up your Internet allowance.

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Though the feature is fully operational, you can’t use to download the entire Netflix catalogue locally. The downloadable content will have a new icon on its page to show you what’s available, and there’s even a downloads manager to display your progress.

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The only sticking point here is that you can only download low-res versions of the videos, meaning a standard episode of a 50 minute series comes out to about 360 MB. But obviously the available space on an Android doesn’t go a long way towards storing big files. Obviously – though it’s worth highlighting for rookies – those videos can only be viewed from Netflix. You can’t access them independently with a file explorer as you would with other downloads.

If you’ve got the Netflix bug, we’ve already explained here how to subscribe and get your free one-month trial. Plus we have several tips for you on how to make the most of it here.

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