For all Netflix subscribers out here in India, there’s a bit of good news for you guys. Netflix has just announced that it has launched a new feature that will allow users to watch or stream shows and movies without an internet connection or even a poor internet connection. The feature is out for Android devices while iOS compatibility is coming soon. Users will now be able to watch or stream content from Netflix even if the connection is poor or nonexistent.
Netflix also stated that, "We always want to make it easier for members to access their favourite series or movies regardless of language, device, connectivity, or location. So partial downloading is now available on Android phones and tablets, and we’ll begin testing on iOS in the coming months.” in an official blog post. So, basically how this works is that the feature will automatically download some Netflix content wherever there is a decent connection around. It then stores the content for later viewing. Users can also cancel viewing the show or movie if it doesn’t appeal to their tastes.
In fact, just a few months ago, Netflix announced the ‘Play Something’ feature for TVs and living room devices, globally. This basically acts as a shuffle button, allowing users to parse through content in quick succession. This, along with the new features could give Netflix an upper hand in the streaming wars.