Netflix is Launching a New Smart Download Feature

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We spoke to Cameron Johnson, Director of Product Innovation at Netflix to get an idea of why this is the case. Starting today, the app will be able to automatically delete downloaded videos once you've watched them. So if you finish watching a season finale on your commute into work, you can connect to your office Wi-Fi and the next season's premiere will be waiting for you on your ride home.

Basically, if you've downloaded one or more episodes in a series, Smart Downloads will delete the episode you've just finished and automatically download the next episode in the series. That's where smart downloading comes in.

Currently, Smart Downloads only works on Android phones and tablets.

The move is the latest evolution of Netflix's mobile experience, which has grown in importance since its first app launch in 2010. However, that means you'll also have to keep in mind to manually delete the episodes you've watched once you're done with them.

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Netflix's download option, now in its third year of existence, is receiving a binge-easing makeover. The company provides a brief guide on the smart downloads feature and how to use it here.

Select Smart Downloads appearing on the top. 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. The feature has allowed it to better serve its users in Latin America and Asia where the younger audience simply prefers to download content on their device so that they can view it later on.

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