Netflix’s Smart Download feature broadens its horizons with ‘Downloads for you’. You can now download your favorite movies and TV shows automatically, which is useful if you do not have an internet connection or if you have a long waiting period, such as an evening commute. (Remember to come and go to work? Saving travel time is one of the few things I’m grateful for COVID-19.) Previously, Netflix’s Smart Downloads would automatically delete an episode you watched and download the next episode, according to the TV series. But the movie (or new show) was out of the question. With the downloads for you, Netflix goes a step further.
How to automatically download movies and TV shows on the Netflix app
- To get started, simply launch the Netflix Android app.
- Then, tap on the Downloads tab.
- There, hit the toggle next to Downloads for You.
- On the next screen, decide how much storage space you want to dedicate for Downloads for You. Netflix says 3GB is enough for 12 movies and TV shows.
- Once you’ve made up your mind, tap Turn On.
If you change your mind, you can always disable the download and switch to the Netflix app. Or, if you run into storage issues, you can reduce the number of smart downloads you consume. Or, if you need more surprises, increase your download storage. The reserved storage is not used for automatic downloads by manual download initiated by the Netflix app.
“Three years ago, we introduced smart downloads so you can find the next episode of your favorite show on the go,” Netflix Product Innovation Director Patrick Fleming wrote on the Netflix blog. “Now we want to make it quick and easy to find new favorite series and movies, whether online or not. Today, with a new feature that automatically downloads recommended shows and movies to your mobile device. We are releasing a Download for You. Taste. ”
Netflix Downloads for You is now available on Android worldwide. It will be tested on iOS soon. If you’re wondering how long to wait, Netflix’s smart download feature took nearly seven months to move from Android to iOS.