Updated: Netflix’s Offline Streaming Added to Windows 10 App

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Update 1: Netflix uploaded the video below to their YouTube and Facebook accounts. In the video, they mention being able to download videos for offline viewing on desktops, laptops, and tablets. Unfortunately there is still no word on if the feature is coming to Windows mobile. We will update this article again if we hear anything.

Update 2: I just talked with Netflix Customer Service, and they informed me that at launch the offline viewing feature will not be available on Windows 10 Mobile. However, they did say the request would be forwarded to their development team. What can Windows Mobile users do? Politely contact Netflix Customer Service and request that offline viewing be added to the platform. The more users that speak up the more likely it is that the feature will come to mobile devices. Here is a link to Netflix’s Help Center where you’ll find an option to call or chat with them. Again, ask politely.

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Original Article Below

That’s right. Windows 10 users will now be able to save their favorite Netflix shows and movies to their devices for offline viewing as part of the next app update! This feature has been available on iOS and Android devices since 2016, but it has been missing, and highly requested, from the Windows 10 Netflix app. Just like with iOS and Android, only select items from Netflix’s expansive library are allowed to be downloaded, but most of Netflix’s original content is available. Some of the big shows available right now are Stranger Things, all of the available Star Trek shows, Parks and Recreation, Hot Fuzz, and more.

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The Netflix app update will start rolling out today via the Windows Store, but it’s not yet clear if the Windows 10 Mobile or Xbox One Netflix apps will also get this feature. Netflix’s app is a universal Windows app, so my guess is at least Windows 10 Mobile will get the feature. Xbox One isn’t designed to be portable, so the need for this feature doesn’t seem to be there for the console. Since I’m a Windows 10 Mobile user, I will let you know if the app also gets offline viewing.

What show are you binge watching right now? We’re finishing watching Iron Fist, and we’ll let you know what we think of it.

 

Source: Windows Central



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