Netflix for iOS Finally Gets Smart Downloads Feature

Netflix has finally brought the Smart Downloads Attribute to the app’s iOS Variant, after originally launching it for the Android Program back in July last year.

The Smart Downloads attribute is now live on the Netflix app for iOS and we could confirm the same. The download management feature is aimed at reducing the hassle whilst managing content downloads, as it automatically queues up a brand new episode for offline viewing if users are completed watching an older individual from the series.

The Smart Downloads feature only works when users are attached to a Wi-Fi system, which means you doesn’t have to be concerned about accidentally finishing up their mobile data after downloading content from Netflix. In terms of how the feature really works, well, it is going to identify the series and the episodes users are watching and then decides when to trigger the automatic download action. Take such as users have downloaded the first 3 episodes of a series. Once they are finished watching the first installment, the Smart Downloads feature automatically begins downloading the fourth installment.

More importantly, the Smart Downloads feature deletes the very first episode after it has been watched before the fourth episode is lined for downloading, making sure that users don’t run out of storage space. But keep in mind that if you are into binge-watching a TV series and would like to watch it again in one go, the Smart Downloads feature isn’t for you, mainly since it automatically deletes a previously watched episode to free up space. But, one can always choose to enable or disable it to better suit their content consumption habits.

This is how you can take action:

Strategy 1: By the App Preferences

Once there, tap ‘App Settings’

Under the’Downloads’ header, change the toggle to enable/disable the Smart Downloads feature

Method 2: From the Download Section

Open the Netflix program and tap the Downloads icon

Tap on Smart Downloads at the top-left corner of this display

Switch the toggle to enable/disable Smart Downloads

Netflix claims it wants customers to spend less time handling their downloads and spend more time actually consuming material, something that the Smart Downloads feature can help them accomplish.


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