A few months back, we posted an article suggesting that Netflix might be adding an offline mode, well the time may have finally come where Netflix will allow offline playback for subscribers and that’s fantastic. Truly. Amazon has already had this feature, so it’s not necessarily something new to the world, but will be for those that use Netflix all the time and don’t have an Amazon Prime account. Netflix is doing this to help out those that don’t have sustainable internet access in their area whether it’s from an ISP or phone carrier and will allow you to download TV shows and movies to your mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, or PCs.
There will be no charge for this feature (thank goodness), but the downside is that it’s not going to launch in the U.S. at the moment or anywhere else just yet, but Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos did say the company is looking into it to see when it will launch.
Ted Sarandos also had a few other words.
We have talked a lot about this over the years, and our belief is that broadband and Wi-Fi become more and more ubiquitous, available in more and more places that you are, more and more minutes of the day.
Now as we’ve launched in more territories … They all have different levels of broadband speeds and Wi-Fi access. So in those countries, they have adapted their behaviors to be much more of a downloading culture. So in those emerging territories, it starts to become a little more interesting. We still think for the developed world our thesis has been true, but I think as we get into more and more (of the) undeveloped world and developing countries that we want to find alternatives for people to use Netflix easily.
When offline mode does become available do you plan on downloading your favorite shows or movies to your devices? Let us know by leaving your comments down below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.Source: BGR