Netflix Launches 'Smart Downloads' for Streamlined Access to Offline Content

Netflix today announced the launch of a new Smart Downloads feature that's designed to streamline the process of downloading content for offline viewing.

With Smart Downloads, when you finish viewing an episode of a TV show that you've downloaded, Netflix will delete it and then automatically download the next episode. Smart Downloads is designed to download content only when you're connected to Wi-Fi so it's not using your cellular data plan.


Netflix users can choose to use or disable the Smart Downloads feature, which is available on iOS and Android devices. Turning off Smart Downloads will keep watched content on your device.

On iPhone and iPad, you can tap the Downloads icon, choose "My Downloads" and select "Smart Downloads" to toggle it on or off.

Netflix for iOS can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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19 weeks ago
I with the Apple TV Netflix app supported downloads.

I sometimes go on trips and bring my Apple TV along to plug into hotel room TVs and watch stuff, but hotel WiFi tends to be dodgy at times.

I'd love to be able to tell my Apple TV netflix to download a few episodes of something to them watch on the go. Why does Apple offer different storage sizes on the Apple TV if apps won't make use of that storage?

And yes, I know you can airplay from a phone but that's not super-reliable on hotel WiFi either.
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19 weeks ago
I wish Netflix had "smart" profile sign-in on the ATV app. I'm so tired of them asking "who's watching" when there is only one profile set up. :rolleyes:
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19 weeks ago



Netflix downloads would not AirPlay to Apple TV. Not sure if that has been fixed.


The limitation is still there unfortunately.
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