Offline Viewing Now Available for Netflix Users on Windows 10 (VIDEO)
Last year, online streaming service Netflix implemented a new feature for Android and iOS users to enjoy: the much-requested ability to watch content without needing an internet connection. Binge-watchers rejoiced at the realization that not even the lack of wi-fi could stop their marathons of Iron Fist from ending. Now, Netflix has announced that the beloved offline viewing feature will now be extended to Windows 10, giving PC users the power to enjoy Netflix without worrying about data usage. To promote the announcement, the company’s YouTube channel put out a trailer, which can be seen below:
As with iOS and Android, the convenient feature is limited in the amount of content available for offline viewing. According to Variety, there are currently 138 titles available for download from within the app, with the promise of more to come in the future. Before Netflix, offline viewing was nothing new for the streaming scene. Amazon Prime and YouTube Red, among others, gave viewers the ability to watch without wi-fi months before the streaming giant jumped on the train.
To use Netflix’s offline viewing feature, all that’s needed is to update the app to its most current version. Once completed, users can then enjoy the downloadable goodies on the “Available to Download” page for no extra cost. It’s currently unknown when gaming consoles could eventually get the offline treatment, but when it happens, check back here at DFTG for any future updates.
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