If you happen to’re an on-the-go cord-cutter out of Wi-Fi or mobile vary, excellent news: a brand new Netflix function might help guarantee there’s all the time one thing new to look at in your gadget, no web required.
Out there now for the Android model of the Netflix app, the opt-in “Downloads for You” function lets Netflix decide motion pictures and exhibits it thinks you’ll like and routinely obtain them to your cellphone.
Netflix says that the “Downloads for You” function will obtain “really useful” TV exhibits and flicks which might be “based mostly in your tastes.” In different phrases, count on to see movies much like the really useful picks that seem on the primary Netflix interface. And sure, you’ll have the ability to designate how a lot space for storing you need devoted to automated downloads.
The function is offered on the Downloads tab of the Netflix cellular app, and also you’ll have to faucet the blue “Flip On” button to allow it—so no, Netflix received’t begin downloading exhibits to your cellphone with out getting the go-ahead from you first.
When you’ve turned on the function, you may faucet the “+” and “-” buttons on the Good Downloads settings display to broaden or shrink the quantity of storage you need to allocate to automated “For You” downloads. On the default video high quality setting, Netflix estimates which you could squeeze in about 12 hours of exhibits and flicks into (for instance) 3GB of space for storing. The “For You” storage doesn’t embrace Netflix movies that you just manually obtain.
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Not like guide Netflix video downloads, which you’ll obtain both over Wi-Fi or mobile, automated “For You” downloads will solely occur over Wi-Fi.
Netflix’s “Downloads for You” function comes within the wake of the two-year-old Good Downloads function, which routinely downloads the following episode of a TV present you’re watching offline whereas deleting outdated episodes.
Netflix first rolled out the flexibility to obtain movies for offline viewing again in 2016. Netflix exhibits may be downloaded on iOS and Android units, Amazon Hearth tablets, the Home windows 10 Netflix app, and on “choose” Chromebooks.
For now, “Downloads for You” is offered solely on Netflix’s Android app, however Netflix says will probably be testing the function for iOS units “quickly.”