Netflix bring Smart Downloads to iOS. Auto-deletes when complete

Netflix Smart Downloads

When you've done that, basically head over to the "downloads" area of the application and you'll find the "smart downloads" switch at the exceptionally top. Today, Netflix announced that a feature called Smart Downloads, previously available for Android users only, is being rolled out to those Netflix subscribers who use a device powered by iOS.

Netflix finally brings the long-overdue Smart Downloads feature to iOS users, making it easier to save and watch videos offline. It works only on Wi-Fi, which ensures the automatic downloads don't eat up your cellular data.

Smart Downloads automatically downloads the next episode for a show you are watching once you finish the current episode.

If you want to know more about how Smart Downloads work, check out the help page that Netflix set up. Take for example users have downloaded the first three episodes of a series. You need the appropriate app and offline storage to use Smart Downloads.

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Smart Downloads will be turned on by default. The feature ensures the user always has a couple new episodes to watch after the one they finished, as well, so that there's more than only one thing to watch if WiFi is unavailable to grab the next download. "Netflix iOS users can get the convenience of "Smart Downloads" spending less time managing their downloads and more time watching", the company said in a statement.

Scroll down and select App Settings.

Netflix has recently been focusing heavily on offline access to its app to further expand its user base as the US market saturates. They can also choose to opt-out of this feature in the future if they don't like it or if they want to keep a show or movie on their device to watch again at a later point.

"The faster our members can get to the next episode of their favorite stories, the better", a spokesperson said.

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