Netflix continues to improve the experience of users who access the platform via mobile. After completely redesigning the video player included in the app, the company founded by Reed Hastings has today launched a new and useful option, with which manage in a much simpler way the chapters downloaded from our favorite series.
The tool in question has been christened “Smart Downloads” , and is exclusive to the Netflix application for Android. Thanks to it, users will not have to worry about removing from the storage the chapters that have already been viewed, since the application itself will do it for us. But not only that, since the app itself will worry about occupy the space released with the next chapter of the series.
Smart downloads on Netflix for Android: what they are
Netflix downloads are not new . The application app of the platform has already offered the possibility to download episodes of our favorite series in the internal storage of the phone –, to see them without needing an Internet connection later. In a short time, this has become one of the features of the Netflix app for Android best valued by users, especially those who do not have an unlimited mobile data rate, and need to download the content of the platform to through a Wi-Fi network to be able to see it outside the home.
Now, Netflix has improved this tool remarkably, thanks to the aforementioned Smart downloads . According to the company itself, this option is aimed at further improving the mobile experience, and will only be active when the device is connected to a Wi-Fi network to avoid an inordinate consumption of the data rate.
The operation is simple: once the option is activated, Smart Netflix downloads will take care of automatically remove from the storage the chapters that have already been seen , and once the space has been released, the app automatically downloads the next chapter , in this way it is ensured that never more space is consumed than desired by the user.
But in case you want to see the same chapter already downloaded again and again, the application offers us the possibility to deactivate smart downloads quickly , directly from the download menu. This option begins to be available as of today for all Netflix users on Android, and at the moment there are no plans for its landing on the other platforms.