You can now Netflix and chill even without the Internet. Sorry, Internet!
The latest version of Netflix's mobile apps for iOS and Android now come with a "download" option so fans can still watch titles offline.
Eddy Wu, Netflix's director of product innovation, announced the new feature (via Variety): "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."
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
The option comes free with membership. As CNN noted, Netflix previously considered the feature unnecessary, calling it a "short term fix for a bigger problem," with the problem being Internet connectivity. But Amazon Prime has had offline downloads for more than a year, and now Netflix has done the same.
Not all titles on the Netflix streaming service are available to watch offline. According to Variety, original series including "Orange Is the New Black," "Narcos," "House of Cards," "Stranger Things," "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," "Master of None," and "The Crown" are available for download starting today (Wednesday, Nov. 30). Other offline titles available include "Supernatural," "The Office," "The Flash," "The 100," "Minions," and "Home."
This is a big season for Netflix Originals -- from "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" to next week's "Fuller House" Season 2 -- so this may prompt more people to try Netflix. Or even give it as a gift for the holidays?
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