Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Netflix’s Smart Download Feature For Videos Now Comes to iPhone

Apple iPhone iPad users watching a series offline on Netflix can now save data Netflix finally brings its smart downloads feature to iOS devices
Sherri Watson | 10 February, 2019, 22:45

The streaming giant missed its deadline for some reason.

From the top of the My Downloads section, select Smart Downloads. To learn how, and for more information on Smart Downloads, you can visit the Netflix Help Center by clicking on this link. However, the process has been manual until now. The app will delete any episodes you have watched before downloading the next.

If the feature is not enabled for your app, make sure you head over to the App Store and download the latest version of the app.

Back in June of past year, Netflix debuted a new feature called "Smart Downloads".

Can't you see downloads? The feature is also available for Windows 10 devices.

Under the Downloads heading, use the toggle to turn Smart Downloads on or off.

That offline download list has grown in time and, after rolling out the feature for Android in the summer of 2018, Netflix now has made it available for iOS as well. "You watch, we do the work". Take for example users have downloaded the first three episodes of a series. Sign up today to get news and updates delivered to your inbox and read on the go. Such users often deal with dead spots where internet connectivity is low. Of course, it does that in Wi-Fi range, not over mobile data.

Offline features like Smart Downloads are especially crucial for subscribers in emerging markets where connectivity is still a concern.

This update comes after the feature was first rolled out to Netflix for Android in July previous year. As for Netflix, the company wants you to get access to your favorite content more easily. They can also choose to opt-out of this feature in the future if they don't like it or if they want to keep a show or movie on their device to watch again at a later point. Netflix also claims that the feature doesn't eat into the storage space of your device. In a statement to The Los Angeles Times, the company confirmed it was testing the feature.