Our favourite online video streaming platform, Netflix is all set to roll out a new ‘Smart Downloads’ feature that will download fresh episodes of your favourite TV series automatically. This feature will also delete the old episodes automatically.
Netflix Introducing a ‘Smart Downloads’ Feature to Automatically Download Your Favourite Shows
The ‘Smart Downloads’ feature is only available on Android and is expected to come to iOS by the end of 2018. If users wish to keep the old episodes of their favourite TV series, they need to turn off Smart Downloads in the Settings menu of the Netflix app. This new feature is turned on by default if it is available for your device and can only work on Wi-Fi. Smart Downloads feature is only available for the supported shows on Android tablets and phones having the Netflix app of the latest version.
As per the reports of CNet, director of product innovation at Netflix, Cameron Johnson has given some hints about this feature that will automatically download the new episodes and delete the old ones. “Downloading today is a very manual process, and most of the time people will only download a couple episodes of a show at a time … Whenever possible, we want Netflix to do the work for you”, Cameron Johnson quoted last week at the briefing.
This new feature is only limited to a TV series and not movies or anything else. According to Johnson, “Even though we have a great personalization system, we don’t know what’s the next movie you’re going to want to watch. We’re taking the point of view to not be presumptuous and let people choose for themselves”.
Netflix is leaving no stone unturned to bring new features to enhance the user experience. It will be interesting to know how this feature works in this regard.