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
Christmas is coming early for all you Netflix users out there. The streaming service announced on Wednesday that users all over the world can download some of their favorite movies & TV shows to their mobile devices for offline viewing.
This means you won’t have to use up all that delicious data when you’re traveling without Wi-Fi. Before your trip, you can now download the movies and shows you want to watch, and then enjoy them offline while you’re on that long flight or car ride.
Not every title in Netflix’s library will be available to download. In order to do something like this, there are copyright issues and other legal issues that must be addressed, so just be patient if the show or movie you want to watch isn’t available to download yet.
The good news is that there is a lot of great content already available for offline playback. The Office, Parks & Rec, Orange Is the New Black, Narcos, 30 Rock, Minions, Dazed and Confused, Boyhood, and many more.
It’s a great move by Netflix. People have been wanting this for a long time, and it didn’t look like they were going to get it. Netflix previously stated they had no plans to offer a feature like this.
Also, you’ll have two options for downloading. You have the “standard” quality and “higher” quality. Neither option will match the quality you get on your TV or computer, but you’re not allowed to complain when you’re flying in a freaking plane while watching The Office. Just enjoy that. It’s amazing.