Netflix has supported downloading films and TV shows for offline viewing on iOS for some time now, however, the technique has been a bit manual. Android received automatic downloads closing summer, and now the iPhone and iPad are in the end catching up and gaining the access characteristic.
Netflix announced the release of its Smart Downloads function on iOS nowadays on the employer’s weblog:
Today, we are excited to introduce Smart Downloads. Now, whilst you end looking a downloaded episode, Smart Downloads will delete it, after which mechanically download the subsequent episode. You watch, we do the work.
Just like on Android and Windows 10, Netflix subscribers can manually flip the Smart Downloads feature on and rancid as needed. Smart Downloads additionally best works on Wi-Fi so there’s no threat of the use of cell facts by chance if that’s a concern.
Netflix says tool storage is likewise now not an issue due to the fact the closing watched an episode in a sequence is constantly removed before then next unwatched episode in the series is downloaded. The function isn’t made for people who want to rewatch a sequence each time without streaming or re-downloading episodes since it routinely deletes viewed episodes earlier than downloading new shows.
Smart Downloads tries to be wise approximately which episodes to delete but. For instance, if you have the first three episodes of a series downloaded, the feature will download episode four after you view episode three and robotically delete episode one whilst preserving the second and 0.33 episodes.
Netflix stocks those commands for controlling the characteristic right here:
Turn Smart Downloads on or off from your Downloads section
1. Tap the Downloads icon.
2. From the top of the My Downloads section, pick Smart Downloads.
3. Use the toggle to show Smart Downloads on or off.
Turn Smart Downloads on or off from App Settings
1. Tap the Menu icon Mobile Menu Icon.
2. Scroll down and pick App Settings.
3. Under the Downloads heading, use the toggle to turn Smart Downloads on or off.
Netflix at the start promised to bring the feature to iOS through the stop of final yr after launching it first on Android, however it without a doubt took a few months longer than anticipated to roll out. Be sure to grab the state-of-the-art version of Netflix for iOS from the App Store earlier than using the new feature.