Netflix's 'smart downloads' cue up your next offline episode automatically

Netflix makes it easier to manage downloaded shows on Android

Netflix isn't yet ready to automatically predict and download shows or movies that you might want to watch, reports Quartz.

Smart Downloads is initially available on Android phones and tablets. "Whether it is smart downloading or viewing a mobile preview, we realise the best part of Netflix is connecting with the stories you will love in an easier and more fun way", he said. The new feature will have your smartphone or tablet automatically delete an episode of a TV series once you've watched it, and quietly download the next episode of that series in the background. Smart Downloads will notify you when the feature starts downloading an episode, and you can even turn it off if you aren't a fan.

The app for both iOS and Android, however, is absolutely free, and you can grab it from the links below. So, in order to combat this situation, Netflix is rolling out a new feature today called 'Smart Downloads'. We spoke to Cameron Johnson, Director of Product Innovation at Netflix to get an idea of why this is the case.

Really good news for people that watch Netflix while travelling.

. For the time being, Smart Downloads is only available on Wi-Fi in order to allow the user to keep control over their mobile data usage from the app. So if you binged three episodes during a long plane ride, the app will delete all three and queue up the next three episodes for you.

Netflix says the feature is mostly aimed at public transit commuters who may have limited or poor network coverage during their journey. But the service can determine with "high confidence" that you'll probably want to continue watching a show you've downloaded.

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