Published: Sun, February 10, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Netflix launches Smart Downloads feature for iOS users

Netflix launches Smart Downloads feature for iOS users

When you've done that, basically head over to the "downloads" area of the application and you'll find the "smart downloads" switch at the exceptionally top.

Last July, Netflix added a feature to their Android App called Smart Downloads which deletes completed episodes and replaces them with the next new episode.

The feature only works when you're connected to Wi-Fi so it won't burn through your data.

To enable the Smart downloads includes on your iOS gadget, you should initially visit the App Store to ensure you've installed the latest version of the Netflix app. If you download and watch a movie, it's sequel won't automatically load on your tablet or phone. You need the appropriate app and offline storage to use Smart Downloads.

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The feature has been available on the Android version of Netflix since the middle of a year ago.

If a member has downloaded episode 1, 2 and 3, and watched episode 1, the app will download episode 4 and delete episode 1. "Now, fans on the Netflix iOS app can get in on the fun and convenience of Smart Downloads, spending less time managing their downloads and more time watching". Then under the "Downloads" heading, use the toggle to turn Smart Downloads on or off.

Offline features like Smart Downloads are especially crucial for subscribers in emerging markets where connectivity is still a concern.

Netflix has recently been focusing heavily on offline access to its app to further expand its user base as the USA market saturates. At the time, however, the company said that iOS would also get the feature by the end of 2018. In a statement to The Los Angeles Times, the company confirmed it was testing the feature.

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