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Netflix launches downloading for offline viewing

1 December 2016
Netflix launches downloading for offline viewing

Netflix has made its content available for download, enabling users to use the service offline.

The new feature is included in all plans and available for phones and tablets on Android and iOS.

“While many members enjoy watching Netflix at home, we’ve often heard they also want to continue their Stranger Things binge while on airplanes and other places where Internet is expensive or limited,” said Eddy Wu, director of product innovation at Netflix.

“Just click the download button on the details page for a film or TV series and you can watch it later without an internet connection.”

A number of Netflix originals including Orange is the New Black, Narcos and The Crown are available for download immediately, with more content “on the way”.

The move sees Netflix match the functionality of major rival Amazon Prime.

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