Netflix members worldwide can now download in addition to stream great series and films at no extra cost.
While many members enjoy watching Netflix at home, we’ve often heard they also want to continue their Stranger Things binge while on airplanes and other places where Internet is expensive or limited. Just click the download button on the details page for a film or TV series and you can watch it later without an internet connection.
Many of your favorite streaming series and movies are already available for download, with more on the way, so there is plenty of content available for those times when you are offline. For example, Orange is The New Black, Narcos and The Crown are available for download today.
The new feature is included in all plans and available for phones and tablets on Android and iOS. To start downloading today, update your Netflix app to the most recent version and take us with you to enjoy Netflix everywhere you go.
If you’re an Android user, and you’ve downloaded the most recent version of the Netflix app, you’ll be able to store series’ and films on your microSD card, as well as your device’s internal storage.
Offline content does still expire after a certain amount of time, so you won’t be able to keep it forever, but if you’re looking to binge an entire series on a long-haul flight, for example, it’s now possible.
This is how you do it: Open the Netflix app, and head to the menu button – top left
1. App Settings
2. Download location
3. SD card
4. Find shows to download, and enjoy
How much space do you need? Some Android smartphones can take larger microSD cards than others. Some can accept a card of up 256GB capacity, which is absolutely loads of room. But realistically, what you’d need to store your favourite series is something around 8GB.
In a nutshell, the term covers a variety of technologies used to prevent adverts appearing on internet-connected devices.
They are already widely used on PCs, where the most common technique is to install a browser plug-in, but until recently were relatively rare on smartphones and tablets. Once installed, web pages should be decluttered of distracting content.
Pages should also load more quickly, mobile data allowances should come under less strain and mobile device batteries can also last longer between charges.
However, one consequence is that websites can see a drop in revenues, causing them to start charging for content or paying for technologies that frustrate the ad-blockers’ efforts.
Some apps are free to download and some apps are paid for. Some apps that are free to download, sometimes have charges for add-ons. For example, you may pay to go to the next level, or to buy virtual items. Apps can send texts from your phone to pay for these digital items.
Our top tips:
1. Think about security – treat your mobile devices just like you treat your desktop computer.
2. Trust your instincts – if the app or offer seems too good to be true, it probably is.
3. Download apps from the main app stores, but be aware that occasionally, untrustworthy apps can get onto reputable app stores before they are removed.
4. Don’t rush when downloading apps:
Always read the reviews that others have written about the app – do they look genuine?
Make sure you understand what the app really does and what you are getting.
Many phones will tell while you’re installing an app, if it can charge you by sending SMS messages. Make sure you check the app “permissions” while you’re downloading.
5. After downloading any app, be careful if clicking on any in-app ads, new app icons or notifications that you don’t recognise