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

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The streaming platform today launched Smart Downloads on Android, a new feature that will always have an episode from your favourite shows ready to watch while you are on the move. Before you Smart Download any of those, however, this otherwise knowledgeless writer recommends you dive into as many consecutive episodes as you possibly can of Bill Nye Saves the World.

After updating compatible devices with the new feature, Netflix will automatically delete your downloaded shows after you have finished watching them. Smart Downloads will be particularly useful for users in developing markets, where many smartphones are entry-level devices with less storage available. Unfortunately, it's unclear if it's also making its way to iPhones and iPads, but we asked the company and will let you know once we find out.

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The basic Netflix plan starts at $7.99 which allows you to stream content in standard definition on one display.

Really good news for people that watch Netflix while travelling.

. There are more details on how to use the Smart Downloads feature and you can read all about it here. Smart downloads does that automatically. The show, starring Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte, has all of its eight episodes now available to watch on the Netflix platform all over the world.

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Now Playing: Watch this: Netflix "smart downloads" manage your offline episodes. Users can have multiple episodes of a TV series downloaded at once, but they typically don't download entire seasons. 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.

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