What began as a mail-order rental outlet has gone almost entirely digital. Netflix has moved into making its own shows and feature films. And with growing mobile consumption, Netflix conquered the app world as well.
Though the streaming service has not previously let users download programs to watch offline, that’s all about to change.
The California-based company announced in a news release Wednesday that it will begin allowing customers to download shows to watch on the go.
Eddy Wu, Netflix’s director of product innovation, wrote, “While many members enjoy watching Netflix at home, we’ve often heard they also want to continue their ‘Stranger Things’ binge while on airplanes and other places, where internet is expensive or limited.”
Netflix will soon roll out a new version of the app with the download feature available, and several shows, including “Narcos,” “Orange is the New Black” and “The Crown,” are already available for download.
The new feature is included in all plans and available for phones and tablets on Android and iOS.