Netflix started the week with news for Android users, who are now Partially downloaded series and movies can be viewed. This way, it is no longer necessary to wait for the download to complete to access the content, at least to the point where it is available.
according to platform flow, the option is designed for specific situations that require near-instant access to the material. This may be due to the need to start the download moments before a flight or a long flight, as there is no connection available to follow this.
Starting today, Netflix users on Android smartphones and tablets can do just that Watch series and movies offline even if the download is not finished. To access this possibility, it is necessary to have version 7.64 or higher of the application for Google mobile OS.
Partially downloaded content can be viewed in two sections of the Netflix app: in Downloads And in line “keep watching…”. Once the user regains access to the Internet connection, the platform automatically flow Invites you to continue downloading.
While the option to watch partially downloaded Netflix series and movies on Android comes first, the service does not forget about iOS. The iPhone app will begin testing a similar feature “in the coming months”.
Netflix expands streaming options for series and movies
By playing partially downloaded series and movies, Netflix is adding a feature that could be of great interest to the audience. It’s true that deployment scenarios seem very specific, but it’s not bad to have this possibility.
In the last years, Netflix has greatly improved the experience of downloaded series and movies. Months ago, for example, it introduced Downloads for You, an option that’s also momentarily exclusive to Android. What it does is automatically download new content that the platform thinks you might like. For this, it is based on an algorithm that studies your breeding habits.
In 2019, it introduced Smart Downloads, a feature that automatically removes a previously watched episode and replaces it with the next episode in your playlist.