One of the most bandwidth-hungry apps on smartphones and tablets, Netflix has been the bane of data caps for years. Today that changes with the addition of downloads.
Find a show or movie, download it to your device and watch it on the train, in an aeroplane, in one of the less considerate coffee shops. The screenshot above shows off the new section added to the Android version of the Netflix app, as well as the fact that my children watch much more Netflix than I do.
It isn't clear whether everything on Netflix is available for download or just select titles, but so far most of my favourites are accounted for.
Airplane mode. Road trip mode. Stuck-in-the-subway-for-20-minutes mode. Your favorite stories are now available for download any time. pic.twitter.com/g7QZA3TyE8
— Netflix US (@netflix) November 30, 2016