Netflix launches ‘smart downloads’ to queue your next offline episode automatically

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The new "Smart Downloads" setup, announced today in a blog post, will automatically delete episodes that are viewed and then download the next episode once you are connected to WiFi.

The company said the aim of the new downloading features is to remove the hassle of navigating through files and deleting download episodes manually.

The feature is flawless for those who love binge watching TV shows, don't want to burn through their data allowance, and certainly do not like the process of going through the download process manually.

The feature is only available on Android phones and tablets to start with, and you can choose whether or not to use it.

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Authorities have said the mission could take up to four days to complete and heavy rain is forecast in the coming days. Medical officials told reporters that they're healthy, fever-free, mentally fit and "seem to be in high spirits".

Basically, if you've downloaded one or more episodes in a series, Smart Downloads will delete the episode you've just finished and automatically download the next episode in the series. Before you Smart Download any of those, however, this otherwise knowledgeless writer recommends you dive into as many consecutive episodes as you possibly can of Bill Nye Saves the World. Imagine you download an episode or two of Stranger Things at home and watch it on the subway ride to work.

After making it possible for subscribers to download content in 2016, Netflix is making its download feature "smarter" and more binge-friendly. For the time being, Smart Downloads is only available on Wi-Fi in order to allow the user to keep control over their mobile data usage from the app.

The feature is part of an update to Netflix's Android mobile app this week. So if you binged three episodes during a long plane ride, the app will delete all three and queue up the next three episodes for you.

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