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Netflix finally makes downloads smarter for iOS users

Netflix finally makes downloads smarter for iOS users”

Netflix is bringing smart downloads to its iOS app: The streaming service's iPhone and iPad apps will now automatically download the next episode of a show when users have finished watching a downloaded episode. Richie Mehta's "Delhi Crime" to Premiere on Netflix on March 22. Netflix launched Smart Downloads for Android users in July 2018. If enabled, it also automatically downloads the next episodes if a device is connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Amazon Prime Video and CBS All Access also allow users to download content, and Hulu said past year in May that it would soon add the feature. "You watch, we do the work", Netflix said in a post announcing the new feature for its iOS app.

"We know how annoying it can be to go through all your apps and delete files you no longer need; we also understand that when it comes to Netflix, the faster you can get to the next episode you want to watch, the better. The feature is one more way we're making it easier for Netflix fans to take the stories they love wherever they go", Netflix said in a statement.

If a member has downloaded episode 1, 2 and 3, and watched episode 1, the app will download episode 4 and delete episode 1. With new updates like the Smart Download app allowing viewers to stay tuned in with their favorite shows wherever, whenever, it's exciting to think about the possibilities where the industry is headed. Since introducing the world to the ease of streaming your favorite shows and movies, the Netflix brand sits as one of the largest companies in the world.

Say you download three episodes of a series, for instance.

As part of Netflix's Standard plan ($13), subscribers get access to offline access on two devices.

As the feature automatically deletes an episode for each one it downloads, this should ensure that there is always space available on your device.



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