Netflix Gives Offline Download Features For Smartphone Users
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JAKARTA - Entertainment service provider Netflix, rolling out a new feature for its mobile application. This new feature is called "Download for You". It will make it easier for Netflix subscribers to download movies offline on their mobile phones.

The 'Download for You' feature is available worldwide, including Indonesia. But currently, only Android devices can use it, and it's coming to iOS in the near future.

Patrick Flemming, Director, Product Innovation at Netflix, said the feature was an update on the "Smart Download" feature that was introduced three years ago.

Automatic movie download feature (Netflix)

"Through 'Download for You', we want to make it easier for Netflix members to find new favorite shows, regardless of whether they are connected to the internet or not, so that there is always something new waiting to entertain and make them happy", said Flemming, in a written statement, Wednesday, February 24th.

This new feature will automatically download recommended shows based on their preferences and enjoy them without an internet connection. This will greatly facilitate many Netflix subscribers in Indonesia who often access the streaming services via smartphones by subscribing to the Cellphone Package.

The user has control over how much content will be downloaded to the device. To run this feature, users only need to open the "Downloads" tab on the phone and activate the "Download for you" option.

To use it, the steps are as follows:

- Go to the 'Download' tab on your cellphone and activate the 'Download for you' option

- Choose the amount of content you want to download to the device, 1GB, 3GB, or 5GB. The more space you provide, the more recommendations Netflix will download for you.

- Then click 'Turn on'

Users can also delete content by clicking on the pencil drawing and selecting the impressions they want to remove, or selecting "delete all downloads" in the app's settings menu.

For now, the 'Download for you' download process only works over WiFi to help members save on their data plan usage. Even so, you can still download shows manually as desired, both on iOS and Android devices.

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