Netflix has pushed a new update that allows users to save their downloaded programmes to the SD cards. This is a considerable change considering the miniscule size of internal storage on most mobile devices at this point in time.
Offline viewing was introduced at the end of November 2016 for selected markets, although subscribers are limited in the number of shows that they are allowed to have downloaded at a time. All this change does is add a prompt asking users where they want the show stored.
Netflix says that users will also be able to download shows to multiple cards. However, they will still be limited by the number of offline shows per account. Which essentially prevents people from downloading entire libraries for offline viewing.
The new update states that it doesn’t support all devices, which is a curious statement. It is conceivable that this is a warning for those on devices without expandable storage. Offline downloads doesn’t cover all content on Netflix either, and is limited to a select number of shows. Most of which happen to be content owned and published by Netflix themselves.
This only applies to the mobile version of Netflix, and it doesn’t look like offline playback will be coming to other devices any time soon.
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