Netflix finally lets you download videos offline

Netflix finally lets you download videos offline

The California-based company said in the post that more downloadable content is coming in the future.

The feature is available from today on Android and iOS devices, and includes "many" TV series and movies, including Netflix's original content such as Orange is The New Black, Narcos and the recently released The Crown. The new feature is available to all subscribers worldwide regardless of what smartphone or tablet they use, as long as the minimum hardware requirements are met.

"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", said Eddy Wu, Netflix's director of product innovation, in a blog posting. To download titles, users will need iOS 8.0 or later or Android 4.4.2 or later as well as the latest update of Netflix's app. However, according to Recode, movies and TV shows from Disney - yes, including the Marvel superhero shows - will not be downloadable. Netflix says the feature will only be available to devices now running Android version 4.4.2 or later and iOS 8 or later, which covers most of the devices now in use.

Titles now up for downloads include shows like The Crown, Narcos, Orange is The New Black, Stranger Things, and Black Mirror. This comes at a time when numerous major rivals such as Amazon Video and YouTube already has implemented a similar feature.

Netflix thankfully isn't restricting offline downloads to higher-tier consumers or charging an extra fee to access the service.

Netflix execs had previously raised the prospect of allowing downloads for offline viewing, but they had suggested the company would first launch the feature in countries with constrained bandwidth infrastructure.