Netflix Smart Downloads makes it easier to manage you downloaded TV shows

Isaac Cain
July 11, 2018

- The next time youre on Wi-Fi, the app automatically deletes that episode and downloads the next available one. So if you've got episodes three to five of a show on your phone and watch episode three, episode six will download automatically.

If you do use it it's activated when you connect to wifi and are finished with an episode. Tap on the Menu button choose App Settings Downloads use toggle to turn off the feature.

After making it possible for subscribers to download content in 2016, Netflix is making its download feature "smarter" and more binge-friendly. The feature is triggered when you download an episode or two of a TV show that you're now watching.

Now, the streaming service has announced a new feature that makes downloading episodes a lot smarter.

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For now, Smart Downloads is only available on Android phones and tablets. That's where smart downloading comes in. And smart downloads will progress into the next season of a series. "We also want to emphasize that giving consumers more control over their entertainment experience is at the heart of everything we do", Johnson said.

However, it's first available only on Android devices. The other issue is that the next download won't start while a user is watching one of the download episodes. When they're through, they'll delete the episodes to make space on their devices and download a few more. The company has thought of mobile data plans, and so the app won't download new content unless the device is connected to Wi-Fi.

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