Netflix Launches Offline Viewing For Its Users

Netflix is launching the ability for users to download videos from its streaming service to smartphones, tablets for offline viewing.

The Offline viewing feature is one of the most requested feature by Netflix Users, and one of the things that differentiated other services including Amazon’s Instant Video streaming video service and pay TV services such as Sky and Virgin.

Netflix Launches Offline Viewing For Its Users

NetFlix Offline video viewing for Android and iOS devices

The feature is available starting today on Android and iOS devices. It includes several TV series and movies, including Netflix’s self-produced original content such as Orange is The New Black, Narcos and the recently released The Crown. The company says that more shows will be made available soon.

Now people can watch their favorite shows on airplanes and other places where internet access is either limited or very expensive. Video download feature will be provided to users at no additional cost. This service will be included with their existing monthly subscription fees. Although additional fee will be charged for the service, but this will be a major help for some of the very awkward places. A party where you feel like someone all alone.

NetFlix has many rivals on Live streaming front!

Netflix is fiercely competing with streaming rival Amazon, as well as traditional broadcasters which are now making in-roads into “over the top” streaming services.

Netflix has hit shows like Stranger Things, Kevin Spacey’s House of Cards and Tina Fey’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, while Amazon has produced shows like Transparent, Alpha House, The Man in the High Castle and the recent release of The Grand Tour -- a Top Gear-like show from Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.

Amazon’s service has been offering offline viewing for a while through its Amazon Instant Video app for iOS and Android.

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