Now You Can Download New Episodes Automatically On Netflix For iOS

Netflix Smart Downloads

Netflix loves those streaming numbers, but sometimes users need to download content to watch when their schedule permits.

Use the toggle to turn Smart Downloads on or off. This is an automatic download feature, sort of removing the manual behavior of the download feature for some content available on the platform. With the Smart Downloads app, Netflix can keep you up to date too.

The "Smart Downloads" feature works the same way on the Netflix app for iPad and iPhone, and can be activated or deactivated in two manners. Once downloaded, Netflix automatically removes the previously downloaded episodes, making more space available for future downloads. However, Netflix's Smart Downloads came to iOS on Thursday.

You finish watching Season 1, Episode 1. At the time, however, the company said that iOS would also get the feature by the end of 2018. And there really is a bit of smarts to how it works.

In December, Netflix was also testing another new feature that would allow users to watch a single scene again. In addition to that, it downloads the next one as you're on a WiFi network.

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Say you download three episodes of a series, for instance.

Once you have finished watching a downloaded episode, Smart Downloads finds the next one and automatically deletes the one you just watched.

Netflix's Smart Downloads feature is not for users who re-watch a series or just certain episodes because the last episode is automatically deleted.

Smart Downloads, as the name suggests, is a smarter version of the Downloads feature that lets you save Netflix content to your device's local storage for offline viewing.

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