Netflix’s app is getting a cool new feature, but only on Android

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"You watch, we do the work", read Johnson's post, which emphasized the company's drive to personalize each subscriber's own unique viewing habits. After you've downloaded and viewed an episode of a series, Netflix will delete the watched episode and download the next one automatically when you are next connected to Wi-Fi.

Netflix was reluctant to add offline download support to their mobile application.

As Netflix tells it in their handy video explainer, this takes away the need to do not forget to download new episodes and delete the old ones. There are more details on how to use the Smart Downloads feature and you can read all about it here. However, this has been a limited trial for a small percentage of users across the globe, with the feature rolling out universally for all Netflix users on the Android platform from today.

We're not seeing Smart Downloads live in our most recent update of Netflix for Android, so stay tuned. But the service can determine with "high confidence" that you'll probably want to continue watching a show you've downloaded. If you don't like Smart Downloads, you can turn it off from the Settings menu as well.

If you've gotten used to Netflix's download capability since that feature was rolled out in 2016, this is going to be good news. The feature will then automatically download the next episode, so users won't have to do it themselves. 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. He went on to explain that you can still download movies and TV shows over mobile data, but this would need to be done manually by the user. For example, let's say you've downloaded the first three episodes of the first season of One Day at a Time.

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