The application Netflix for mobile continues to improve. After new "studio-quality" sound added last month , the streaming platform is testing a new feature to make life easier for users.
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You have no more movies or series downloaded to your phone and you don't have Internet access? Netflix may have already done the work for you. The streaming service's mobile app can now download new content in advance.
Netlix will automatically download content suggestions
As of 2016, Netflix allows mobile app users to download programs in advance. This allows you to enjoy content without having to use streaming playback, and therefore without the need for Internet access. Two years later, the app introduced the Smart Downloads option , which automatically removes the movies or episodes already viewed on the device. In the case of series, it also downloads thes next episodes without you having to.
The new feature called "Downloads for you is sort of an advanced version of Smart Downloads. This time around, Netflix will use its recommendations system to automatically download content that you've never watched, but which is likely to interest you. Netflix will rely on your viewing history for this.
How do downloads work for you?
Obviously, your app isn't going to clutter your phone without that you have no control. As with smart downloads, this feature will only activate when you are connected to WiFi. You will also be able to decide how much content you allow the app to download. You can indeed define the storage space that these downloads fornt use (1 GB, 3 GB and 5 GB). Finally, if you don't want Netflix to decide for you at all, you can simply turn it off. Activation and deactivation are done in the Downloads menu, under the Smart Downloads tab.
While There are rumors about an upcoming increase in the price of its subion , Netflix continues to deploy new features that focus on the user experience. A few weeks ago, the application has also launched a test of a" timer "option which automatically stops reading after a defined timei. All of these new features are only deployed on Android for now , but testing on iOS should begin soon.