Netflix Considering Offline Viewing Options

Posted: Apr 20 2016, 6:58am CDT | by , in News | Latest TV News


Netflix Considering Offline Viewing Options
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It has happened to the best of us - you are in the middle of binge watching your new favorite show, and you have to go do something that will pull you away from your home Wi-Fi for a while. So what do you do? Many of us will try to sneak a few minutes of the show in using our data plans. However, people have been complaining because doing that eats up your data and pushes you over the limit.

Amazon, Channel 4, Sky, BBC, and many other online platforms now have options where you are able to view some content on mobile devices without internet access.

Up until now, Netflix has resisted the requests of users to add a similar feature to their subscriptions. No, CEO Reed Hastings has said that the company is "thinking about it" during the company's earnings call, according to BBC.

He said: "We should keep an open mind on all this [...] As we expand around the world where we see an uneven set of networks, it's something we should keep an open mind about."

This is a quick turnaround when just last year Netflix's chief product officer Neil Hunt said that he thought offline content offered consumers too much choice and opened doors for abuse.

"It adds considerable complexity to your life with Amazon Prime - you have to remember that you want to download this thing. It's not going to be instant, you have to have the right storage on your device, you have to manage it. I'm just not sure people are actually that compelled to do that, and that it's worth providing that level of complexity."

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