Netflix launches automatic downloads feature
Content streaming platform Netflix has launched a new feature that will automatically download recommended content for users on their smartphones. Netflix's latest 'Downloads for You' feature automatically downloads recommended shows or movies to a user's mobile device based on their tastes, Netflix said in a blogpost.
"Three years ago, we introduced Smart Downloads so you can find the next episode of your favourite show - even when you're on the go. Now, we want to make discovering your next new favorite series or film quick and easy whether you're connected or not," it added. The company, which competes with services like Amazon Prime Video and Disney+Hotstar in India, said users will always be in control of how much content is downloaded to their device.
Users need to visit the 'Downloads' tab on their mobile device and toggle on Downloads For You. They can choose the amount of content they want downloaded to their device (1GB, 3GB, or 5GB) and click Turn On. The more space they allow, the more recommendations Netflix will download for them, the blog said.