Netflix for Windows 10 now comes with ‘Offline viewing’ feature, which empowers Netflix users to enjoy Netflix content when they are not connected to the internet. Is this feature really what it says it is, or is there a catch? Let’s find out.
Although, offline viewing is a feature that is present since 2017, in Windows, it came a few weeks back only. Offline viewing is basically a feature that empowers users to watch their favorite Netflix content when their Windows devices aren’t connected to the internet. This feature was long pending due, but it has finally arrived in Netflix for Windows.
What to expect from Netflix ‘offline viewing’ feature for Windows devices?
With Netflix viewership seeing an upward spike on the Windows platform, it was the right time for the company to introduce ‘offline viewing’ feature to further appease the viewers. Netflix app for Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast already had this feature, so Netflix for Windows users was asking for the same.
The feature is named ‘Download & Go’, which is exactly what it does. You can download the content that you wish to watch later and do other important tasks. Once the content has been downloaded, you can watch it without needing an internet connection for streaming. A decent amount of movies and TV shows are available under ‘Download & Go’ feature.
If you are using Netflix for Windows app, then you must have seen a section named ‘My Downloads’. You can find all the content that you have downloaded in this section. A slew of titles is organized in the section that you can go through and watch at your convenience. On the Netflix app, just look for ‘download’ button against the content that you wish to watch later, and click it. The video will start downloading and then, you can watch it later.
Netflix for Windows app contains all the titles
Where a good majority of titles is available for download and offline viewing, you will still find a few that can’t be downloaded. So, you will have to stream those titles online. It may upset you to know that some of your favorite movies are not available for ‘offline viewing’ regardless of this feature making its way into the app. You have no other option but to wait until the feature fully engulfs the content that is available on Netflix.
You get to see a number of your favorite movies and TV shows if not all. The feature is quite useful because you can watch the content you like at places where there is no availability of the network. You can enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows on flights, trains, and buses, etc.
Watching content that is frequently buffering is nothing less than a mental torture. In order to avoid, the best option available to you is, downloading the content when your Windows-based system is connected to the internet. You can save the videos on your system and enjoy those whenever you feel like it.
Netflix isn’t the only streaming service that has introduced ‘offline viewing’ feature on its platform, but many other streaming services have done it, and that too, before Netflix. Just providing quality content is not the only task to be done by these streaming service providers, but adding new features is also of paramount importance.