Netflix has launched a new feature that will automatically download recommended TV shows and movies to your mobile device based on your taste, as determined by your Netflix viewing history. This is optional, of course, but it looks like it's worth a try.
Called Downloads for You, the feature is now available worldwide on Android (if users opt for automatic downloads) and will be tested on iOS in the coming months.
In a statement announcing the feature , Patrick Flemming, director of product innovation at Netflix, said Downloads for You intends to " make it even easier the task of members discover and enjoy new series and films.
"Whether you are a comedy fanstuck in a long drive or romantic comedy lover with no internet "he added, " we get the job done so there is always something new waiting for you to entertain and delight you . ”
When using the Netflix app for the first time since it was updated with the new feature, users can turn it on or off in the 'Downloads tab.Then do not select how much storage space they want to dedicate to recording those recommended downloads on a given device (which the streamer specifies as 1GB, 3GB, or 5GB). The more space you allow, the more recommendations Netflix will download for you.
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Don't worry, the content will only be to down cloaded when connected to a Wi-Fi network and will be limited, for example, to the first episodes of a TV show (rather than adding everything to your library immediately).
Once you have viewed (or decided not to) the recommendations, you can delete them from the device to free up more space for other content suggestions. As you watch, delete, or ignore them, Netflix will learn from your viewing habits with the aim of improving the recommendations it makes in the future, just like it does with the classic Netflix library.
Anything you can currently download for offline viewing from Netflix will be supported by the new feature.
Not entirely new
The feature is intended as an addition to the existing Netflix download option, Smart Downloads , which allows users to save content for viewing offline.
First Launch In 2018, Smart Downloads was intended to benefit both viewing trends of Netflix users in emerging markets and commuters and travelers using the service on flights and underground trains.
Now Netflix users across the world who turn on downloads for you will enjoy an organized library of pre-downloaded recommendations ready for whenever the internet can go. prove to be less than stable.