Netflix started giving users the ability to download their favorite shows to their devices back in 2016 so that episodes could be watched even without an internet connection, a feature which had been highly requested up until that point. Starting today, the app will be able to automatically delete downloaded videos once you've watched them. After all, you might not want to disconnect from that Wi-Fi network before your next episode is done. Smart Downloads also automatically deletes a downloaded episode once the user is done watching it.
How it works Smart Downloads feature is available under the download section in the application.
Smart Downloads is initially available on Android phones and tablets.
Or you can also do so via App Settings. But as competitors like Amazon Prime Video began offering downloads, and as Netflix itself expanded internationally to markets where mobile connectivity wasn't as reliable as in the US, Netflix relented.
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It's now only available for Android phones and tablets. We assume it will delete the final few episodes from your device and then simply not download anything after, but you'll have to test it out to see if that's true.
Two years ago, Netflix launched their download feature and it was music to the ears of anyone that loves watching their favourite TV shows while travelling.
Select Smart Downloads appearing on the top.
If storage isn't a problem and you want to download multiple episodes on your device, you can always turn off Smart Downloads and manage your downloads manually.