When it comes to convenience, its hard to beat Netflix. You can stream shows to your living room TV, to your tablet while you are at the gym, to your smartphone while you are waiting in a checkout line.
Well, as of today, that restriction is being removed. Netflix has announced it’s finally offering offline mode to its customers. Even better, this new feature comes at no additional cost to customers.
The company announced Netflix offline viewing on Twitter and on its own website.
Airplane mode. Road trip mode. Stuck-in-the-subway-for-20-minutes mode. Your favorite stories are now available for download any time. pic.twitter.com/g7QZA3TyE8
— Netflix US (@netflix) November 30, 2016
Of course, downloading the content still uses data and requires an internet connection, but the new feature means users worldwide can access the show while on airplanes or travelling in the subway. The good news is that there will be no extra charges for Netflix members.
From today, Netflix offline mode is included with all streaming subscription packages. All you need is a device running iOS 8.0 or Android 4.4.2, and the latest update of the Netflix app. Once you have got that, you will see a Download button, like this:
There is also a limited variety of movies and shows, however, with more promised content to be on the way. Once you have downloaded the programs you want to watch, you can go into the “My Downloads” menu to see what you have accessible offline.