Offline viewing is one of the best changes Netflix has made to its service in quite some time, but up until today, it has been exclusive to Android or iOS devices. Now, it has expanded to Windows.
In an update to the Netflix application for Windows 10, the company flipped the switch for downloading certain content from Netflix for offline viewing. The added feature works a lot like it does on Android and iOS, where viewers tap the content they want to watch and if it is enabled for offline viewing, they’ll see a download option on that title.
A spokesperson for Netflix confirmed the new feature in a statement given to TechCrunch.
Today, the Netflix app will support the downloading feature on Windows 10 laptops and tablets. We are constantly exploring new ways to make this feature available to more members and make it easier for more people to enjoy Netflix on the go.
Of course, not all content is available for download, but there is a pretty extensive library. The biggest benefit to this expansion to Windows, though, is the added storage space. Generally speaking, laptops have far more storage than a tablet or phone, so this should prove very valuable for anyone who wants to watch a lot of Netflix on the go, especially on flights.