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Netflix launches Smart Downloads

Netflix launches Smart Downloads

With "smart downloads", the Netflix mobile app automatically deletes episodes you've completed and replaces them with the next show in the series once your phone connects to Wi-Fi again.

Netflix will also begin downloading the next episode for viewing after the previous one has finished playing. So, in order to combat this situation, Netflix is rolling out a new feature today called 'Smart Downloads'. So after you have watched an episode or two of a show that you have downloaded, the application will recognize this and delete them the next time you are connected to a WiFi network.

"Downloading is a very manual process today", Netflix director of product innovation Cameron Johnson told BuzzFeed News.

The Smart Downloads feature only works over Wi-Fi, with no way to use the feature over mobile data for the time being.

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We're not seeing Smart Downloads live in our most recent update of Netflix for Android, so stay tuned.

Smart downloads can be turned off if desired by tapping the "Downloads" icon, clicking 'Smart Downloads, ' then toggling it off.

The app for both iOS and Android, however, is absolutely free, and you can grab it from the links below.

The feature is only available for Android devices, with iPhone and iPad users having to wait. So if you binged three episodes during a long plane ride, the app will delete all three and queue up the next three episodes for you.

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A download status bar will appear on the screen when a new episode is downloading, and users will be notified when the download is complete.

Netflix isn't clear about what happens when you watch the entirety of a show's available episodes.

Of course, this isn't always desirable, so it's possible to turn off smart downloads and manage your offline content yourself.

It's limited to episodic TV series, not movies, standup specials or other kinds of programming.

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