UPDATED NOVEMBER 29, 2016
We can finally watch our favorite films and series on Netflix without the Internet. The long-awaited feature will allow Netflix users to download selected content and watch them later on a plane, at the doctor's office, or wherever the Internet is expensive, limited, or simply doesn't exist.
All downloadable content will have a download button on the details page. Currently, Netflix has a select list of content that users can download, such as Netflix originals Orange is the New Black, Narcos, and a new fan favorite, The Crown, with more to be added as the feature develops. All you have to do is download or update your Netflix app to the latest version, and you can watch all your movies and shows Internet-free on your iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
Imagine if you could stream all your favorite Netflix movies and series while you're 10,000 feet up in the air on a plane, 300 miles from home during your road trip, or anywhere else that doesn't have Wi-Fi. Well soon, you may be able to do just that. Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos told CNBC that they are working on making Netflix movies and shows downloadable so that you can watch them without any Internet connection.
The only downside is, however, that the U.S. will probably not be the first country to get this feature, even though we're Netflix's biggest audience. As Netflix grows and expands into more territories - territories that may not be as developed as America - we're hearing more and more talk of implementing this downloadable feature in areas where fast Internet speeds are not as commonplace as they are in the U.S., thus allowing them to access Netflix more easily.
Have you checked out our list of Netflix Originals coming in the month of November (a.k.a. Gilmore Girls revival!)? We're also giving you every single new release, as well as the movies and shows leaving this month. Don't miss out!
Personally, I would petition for Netflix to be downloadable in the U.S. It's a feature that can benefit the lifestyles of many of us residing in the states. What do you think?