Netflix is a bit like fine wine, it tends to improve slowly over time. The streaming giant has gotten into the habit of regularly rolling out new functions. The latest one should make people happy. Or not.
You probably know if you've been using the service for a while, but Netflix has a full recommendations engine on board.
Very useful, this famous recommendation engine allows the user to discover new films, new documentaries, new series or even new cartoons likely to please him.
Netflix wants to make your life easier.
Yes, well that was obviously not enough for Netflix who decided to go a step further by downloading content ... automatically and without asking your opinion.
This new function takes the form of an option that we can activate or deactivate as we wish. When active, Netflix will automatically identify content that is potentially of interest to us, based primarily on our browsing history.
This content, the service is not only going to forward to us in a dedicated banner. In reality, the function goes further. If you activate the option, then this content will be automatically downloaded to the devices you use. You can then view them without being connected to the Internet or at least without using your mobile network.
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A well-thought-out automatic download function
You do doubt, but Netflix has taken the lead to avoid possible congestion issues. The first time you activate the function, you will be able to manually define the amount of storage you want to reserve for these downloads, with no less than three possible choices: 1 GB, 3 GB or 5 GB.
Also, and just as important, downloads will not happen haphazardly and will only happen when your phone is connected to a WiFi network. In the very particular case of series, only the first episodes will be downloaded.
If we are to believe Netflix, then this automatic download function will not be limited to the contents of the service and it will thus extend to its entire catalog, with however some restrictions that maycome on some media.
Finally, note that this feature is still being tested on Android and it won't be available on iOS until later this year.