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Netflix Just Made On-the-Go Binge-Watching Easier Than Ever

10 July 2018, 11:23 | Jodi Jackson

Netflix Just Made On-the-Go Binge-Watching Easier Than Ever

Netflix Just Made On-the-Go Binge-Watching Easier Than Ever

If you'd rather keep shows stored in your phone to watch again and again, though, you can switch off smart downloads in settings anytime.

The streaming-video giant is launching today (July 10) a tool that automatically deletes downloaded episodes of TV shows from your smartphone after you watch and replaces them with the next available episodes, Netflix announced. With "smart downloads", Netflix will automatically delete an episode when a user finishes watching it and then download the next one, too.

Interestingly, during a video released to explain the feature, Netflix says that newly downloaded episodes will only take up as much space as an episode it's just deleted, which should help allay any fears you have of Netflix chewing through your phone or tablet's storage space.

Smart Downloads is a helpful tool for people who are watching a TV series on Netflix in offline mode.

As Deadline reported Tuesday morning while the world woke up to yet another day of abject misery, a fresh Smart Downloads setup will further uncomplicate the process by automatically trashing episodes of series you've already seen.


If for some reason you don't want Netflix to do the deletion and downloading for you, Smart Downloads can be turned off.

Smart Downloads will only work for TV shows and not for movies, standup specials and other types of content. Users should make sure that they've updated to the latest version of the Netflix Android app in order to start using Smart Downloads.

Use the toggle to turn off the feature.

The app for both iOS and Android, however, is absolutely free, and you can grab it from the links below.

Netflix had first launched the ability to download TV shows and episodes for offline viewing back in December 2016.



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