Netflix introduced offline play for certain shows late last year, but it turns out that the company did not tell people the whole story. Some users are running into an error saying that they have reached the yearly download limit for the show, and must wait for the next year to download it again.
The problem here is that Netflix has not informed anyone of this situation, and doesn’t actually display the number of downloads available. Compounding the issue is where downloads expire and require the user to download them again.
Most users would be alright with this situation, provided that they were informed of what’s going on behind the scenes. Instead, Netflix has failed to mention the limits; and has only updated its Help site last night.
It’s not entirely Netflix’s fault that there is an annual limit on these shows. Chances are that the limits are controlled by the content owners, which happen to be major studios who tend to do this sort of thing.
Still, there’s nothing stopping people from connecting to the internet to continue watching their shows. Just a secret cap that prevents them from downloading shows for those trips back to the hometowns where the connection is spotty.
[Source: Android Police]