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Netflix’s ‘Smart Downloads’ will save your phone’s storage

ID: 87760


Date: 2018-07-10

It was less than four years ago that Netflix said offline downloads were never going to happen. Thankfully, the company has changed its tune since and offline downloads are now a common practice for watching video on mobile devices. Theres only one problem: downloaded video takes up a lot of space – especially if you opt for high quality. Netflix is now easing the burden. Starting today, the app will be able to automatically delete downloaded videos once youve watched them. Better yet, itll automatically download the next one too, so youre always ready to continue your binge. If you save more than one video at a time, Netflix says it works like this: The feature, called Smart Downloads, is available initially on Android devices running the latest version of the Netflix app. It appears it will be enabled by default, but you can turn it off from the apps setting menu or download section. Keep in mind the feature only works over Wi-Fi though, so it wont be much help if youre bingeing on the go. No word on when itll arrive on iOS, but I imagine its just a matter of time. Downloading on Netflix