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Netflix is introducing a new feature for Android users that will allow them to watch partially downloaded movies, making frustrated attempts to swiftly download material minutes before a flight a little less stressful.
Beginning today, Android users on smartphones and tablets (versions 7.64 and up) will be able to stream Netflix programmes and movies while their download is still in progress. Previously, a movie had to be entirely downloaded to a device before it could be seen, which, depending on your wifi connection or data limit, might make streaming a title difficult, especially in the aforementioned airport situation.
For the time being, partial downloading will be confined to Android mobile and tablet devices, but Netflix has stated that it will “be testing on iOS in the coming months.” Furthermore, the firm stated that the Downloads for You function, which auto-downloads recommended titles based on viewing history and was first made available to Android users in February, will be tested on iOS “soon.” In their settings, iOS users may access Smart Downloads, which premiered in 2019 and downloads the next episode of a series a user is watching.
Furthermore, Android users will be able to access the setting under the service’s Continue Watching section or through the Download menu.