The latest Netflix feature will automatically download shows, movies based on your preferences

Netflix has found a new way to show content to its users. The online streaming platform has launched a new feature that will automatically download TV shows or movies based on subscriber preferences and viewing history. According to Variety, the new feature called “ Download for You ” was made available for Netflix’s Android app globally starting February 22, after the company tested it with select users in late 2020.

Netflix also said it will soon try Downloads for you in the iOS version of its app. Netflix first introduced Smart Download three years ago, an offline viewing feature that adds to the next episode of users’ favorite shows. It is now trying to lure users by proactively pushing content onto their smartphone or tablet so that it is available for viewing even if they are disconnected.

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Netflix also said that most, not all, of its catalog content is available to download and watch offline, with a few exceptions based on licensing rights. “We are thrilled to introduce Downloads for you. People who choose this new feature will have programs or movies automatically downloaded to their devices, with recommendations based on their tastes,” said Patrick Flemming, director of product innovation at Netflix, in a statement. .

Flemming added: “We want to make discovering your next new favorite series or movie even easier, whether you’re connected or not.” Another recently introduced feature is “ shuffle play, ” available worldwide in the first half of 2021 on connected TVs, which allows subscribers to press a button and randomly stream a title or one. recommended. from their checklist.

With the “Downloads for you” feature, Netflix emphasized that users are in control of the amount of videos downloaded to their device. To enable the feature, users need to go to the Downloads tab on the app and enable Downloads for you. Then they can choose the maximum amount of content they want to download – 1 gigabyte, 3 GB or 5 GB – and click Activate. The more space you allow, the more recommendations Netflix will download. (ANI)

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  • Netflix has found a new way to show content to its users. The online streaming platform has launched a new feature that will automatically download TV shows or movies based on subscriber preferences and viewing history.
  • The latest Netflix feature will automatically download shows, movies based on your preferences