PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 19: In this photo illustration, the Netflix logo is seen on September 19, 2014 in Paris, France.
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Netflix got its loyal users a good present this coming holiday season as it unveils another feature to its platform. Netflix has finally instigated offline streaming features, the capability for users to download their favorite movies and shows and be watched offline. What does this mean?
One can now bring Netflix anywhere, anytime with a bunch of movies and shows to watch without even being connected online. The offline playback attribute offers choices such as Stranger Things, The Crown, Narcos, Orange is the New Black, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Paddington and Minion, Kung Fu Panda 3, Boyhood, Pulp Fiction, Nightcrawler, Good Will Hunting, Hot Fuzz, and a whole lot of random of selections.
In the coming days, Netflix also pledged to support downloads for more content that will be promising to parents when they bring their kids somewhere online access is unavailable, according to a post in The Verge blog. It is going to sound like fun, even if someone is stuck in a subway or traffic jam the entire day --- that boredom can be diverted to downloading movies and shows, watching them without needing to be online.
On Wednesday, Netflix announced the availability of its download option along with a list of movies and shows as an initial offering to raving fans, Eyewitness News reported. The Los Gatos, California-based Netflix, Inc. finally gave in to satisfying the high volume of users and subscribers requests to have offline playback feature become available. As a way of showing appreciation for the continued patronage, downloads have been given with no extra cost.
Having the playback option without the need to stream online is a tactical shift of Netflix to keep up with its closest competitor that also supports a similar feature. Definitely, Netflix subscribers would be truly grateful.