Slowly but surely, Netflix (and by extension, Netflix Canada) is adapting itself to fit more seamlessly into our increasingly on-the-go lives. How many times have you been mid-binge-watch, only to have to travel and wait weeks before resuming your show?
Worry no longer, because Netflix subscribers can now download shows and movies to watch during a flight, when travelling by car, or for any other time when there’s limited or no access to the internet.
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The download option, now available worldwide, was announced Wednesday and a number of TV shows and movies were made instantly available, including TV shows Breaking Bad, Orange Is the New Black and Narcos and award-winning movie Spotlight.
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Netflix Inc., based in Los Gatos, Calif., says more downloadable content is coming at no additional charge for users. This news comes following a push by subscribers to get access to Netflix shows offline.
The new feature is included in all plans and available for phones and tablets on Android and iOS, and it couldn’t be easier to download a program. Full instructions are listed on the Netflix Help Center, but if you can stream a show on Netflix, chances are you’ll have no problem downloading.
Amazon.com Inc., which runs a rival video streaming service, has allowed users to download select shows and movies for about a year.
— With files from The Associated Press