Netflix's 'Downloads For You' Feature Coming Soon to iOS Devices

Netflix today announced the launch of a new "Downloads For You" feature that's designed to automatically download recommended TV shows or movies based on your Netflix watch history and personal tastes.

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"Downloads For You" is meant to ensure that there's always something available to watch when there's no internet connection available, with users able to discover new content while offline.

Netflix users can choose how much device space downloaded content can take up, selecting from 1GB, 3GB, or 5GB under the "Downloads" tab once the Downloads For You feature is enabled.

Downloads For You is available on Android devices as of today, and it will soon be available in a testing capacity on iOS devices.

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Top Rated Comments

contacos Avatar
12 months ago
would be useful if it wasn’t for the fact that I am on month 5 of the 2nd lockdown ☺️

I already finished Netflix.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NMBob Avatar
12 months ago
As long as they don't recommend and download any U2 albums.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
velocityg4 Avatar
12 months ago
We see you watched Poirot. We think you want to watch the Netflix Original anime about a future dystopian world full of angst ridden teenagers.

That's about how good Netflix recommendations are. No thanks to this feature.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WiseAJ Avatar
12 months ago
I can see this being abused to automatically download whatever lame movie or show they are trying to push each week.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
orbital~debris Avatar
12 months ago
Anyone remember Harry Enfield and Chums?

"Oi! Netflix… NO!!!"
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Seanm87 Avatar
12 months ago
So this but not spatial audio?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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