Wednesday, 20 February, 2019

Netflix Introduces ‘Smart Download’ Feature For iOS Users

Image Source Netflix Image Source Netflix
Katie Ramirez | 10 February, 2019, 22:44

Netflix has finally added the smart download feature to its iOS apps after debuting it for Android in July past year. The feature only kicks in when a device is connected to a Wi-Fi network.

The Smart Download feature automatically delete episodes you have watched. The intent is not to fill up your iPhone or iPad.

Just so there's no confusion, this is only for TV episodes. The app then also deletes the previous episode so you're not constantly filling up your data card with already viewed content.

Back in June of a year ago, Netflix debuted a new feature called "Smart Downloads".

As Netflix offline viewing eats up a good chunk of a device's local storage, turning on the Smart Downloads feature helps manage what needs to be deleted before downloading the next one so users won't have to manually go over the list of movies or episodes, therefore saving time and device storage. To do this, select the Menu icon and then "App Settings".

More news: Danai Gurira is the latest to leave The Walking Dead

Under the Downloads heading, use the toggle to turn Smart Downloads on or off.

Netflix's Smart Downloads feature is ideal for those on the go, like anyone who often rides on underground trains. "The feature is one more way we're making it easier for Netflix fans to take the stories they love wherever they go", said Netflix. This is an automatic download feature, sort of removing the manual behavior of the download feature for some content available on the platform. This is probably why Netflix introduced the feature on Android first. As for Netflix, the company wants you to get access to your favorite content more easily.

But better late than never, as Netflix has announced today it is finally launching Smart Downloads for iOS devices. In a statement to The Los Angeles Times, the company confirmed it was testing the feature.

"The faster our members can get to the next episode of their favorite stories, the better".

Recommended

  • Geralt Takes on New Foes in ‘Monster Hunter

    Geralt Takes on New Foes in ‘Monster Hunter

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt , which released in 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One , won a total of 250 Game of the Year awards. According to Capcom, the event features new quests that blend the RPG mechanics of The Witcher 3 into Monster Hunter World.
    Francisco Lindor could miss Indians' Opening Day with strained right calf

    Francisco Lindor could miss Indians' Opening Day with strained right calf

    The three-time All-Star achieved career highs of 38 home runs and 92 RBIs last season while batting.277 in 158 games. It hasn't even really started yet, but the Cleveland Indians' 2019 season is already off to a troubling beginning.
    Fire service likely to be tackling Ocado blaze for days

    Fire service likely to be tackling Ocado blaze for days

    Ocado stressed it had comprehensive insurance for the property, stock and equipment and for business interruption losses. Part of the roof collapsed, but the firm confirmed no members of the Ocado team or the public were injured. "Thank you.
  • France supports Romania against North Stream 2

    France supports Romania against North Stream 2

    The latter is explained by the fact that Russian Gas is previously passed through Eastern Europe towards the West. The pipeline project has been welcomed by some countries in Europe, including Austria, but opposed by others.
    LeBron strongly reacts to Mavs' Barnes being traded mid-game

    LeBron strongly reacts to Mavs' Barnes being traded mid-game

    I'm ok with both honestly, truly am. "He's a better man than me, for sure", Nowitzki said according to ESPN. He's obviously got bonds with some of these players here for life, and that's the kind of guy that he is".
    Oppo F11 Pro Leaked - Yet Another Pop-Up Shooter

    Oppo F11 Pro Leaked - Yet Another Pop-Up Shooter

    This will be the second device of the company equipped with pop-up selfie camera and full screen display . Unlike other market research firms, GfK reports final consumption of the devices and not only shipments.
  • Prince George's unemployment rate down year-over-year

    Capital Economics also thinks the surprising job gains won't change the Bank of Canada's mind. The number of self-employed positions, which can include unpaid work, declined by 60,700.
    Re-elected UEFA head Aleksander Ceferin wants competitions overhaul

    Re-elected UEFA head Aleksander Ceferin wants competitions overhaul

    Under UEFA statutes, Ceferin, as the only candidate, was voted in by acclamation - a round of applause - from the delegates of the 55 member associations.
    Storm Erik hits Oldham bringing strong winds and heavy rain

    Storm Erik hits Oldham bringing strong winds and heavy rain

    A yellow weather warning has been issued Norfolk this weekend, with gusts of up to 55mph potentially hitting parts of the region. On Saturday a kitesurfer died amid strong winds in an incident on the Saunton Sands beach in north Devon.
  • Stormi Webster Celebrates 1st Birthday with ‘StormiWorld’ Party

    Stormi Webster Celebrates 1st Birthday with ‘StormiWorld’ Party

    That she definitely did and Stormi soon found herself trending on Twitter as fans were freaking out over how insane the party was. To kick things off, all the guests entered via " Stormi's mouth" in an inflatable version of the toddler's face - I mean, extra.
    NYPD asks Google to scrap Waze's DUI checkpoints

    NYPD asks Google to scrap Waze's DUI checkpoints

    Mr Thompson said the app was also problematic for reasons other than possibly aiding drunken drivers. That's all well and good but apparently, the app can also find and report DWI police checkpoints.
    New York Times's ex-Executive Editor accused of plagiarism in new book

    New York Times's ex-Executive Editor accused of plagiarism in new book

    She now teaches creative writing at Harvard University. "I came up with, and I still do read the New York Times every single day". Her book comes at a time of heightened scrutiny - and sometimes outright animosity - towards towards the media.

Spotify will now ban accounts using ad-blockers Spotify will now ban accounts using ad-blockers An eMarketer report a year ago said that a quarter of USA internet users, or about 70 million people, deploy ad blockers . Those that do push those boundaries will be met with an "immediate termination or suspension" of their Spotify account.

Microsoft Is Urging Users To Stop Using Internet Explorer Microsoft Is Urging Users To Stop Using Internet Explorer Having one place for employees to go for their internet needs eliminates confusion around which browser to use and when. He explained that the use of Internet Explorer is increasing the technical debt for the companies.

NFL Draft 2019: QB Kyler Murray will participate in combine NFL Draft 2019: QB Kyler Murray will participate in combine According to the Omaha World-Herald, wide receiver Stanley Morgan was the only member of the Nebraska football team to get a combine invite.

Your old smartphone could be made into a 2020 Olympic medal Your old smartphone could be made into a 2020 Olympic medal At the Rio Olympics in 2016, recycled metals were used for medals but for less than 30 per cent of gold and silver. This means that all of the 2020 Olympic medals will potentially have iPhone and Android parts in them.

The Division 2 Private Beta Issues And Fixes The Division 2 Private Beta Issues And Fixes This is more of a PSA, but as handy tips go, it's pretty darn useful, especially if you're one of those who didn't get a code. The grand Private Beta Event was commenced on February 7th, 2019 and still, conclude on 10th February of this very month.

‘Beer before wine, always fine?’ Not really, hungover study participants say ‘Beer before wine, always fine?’ Not really, hungover study participants say The only reliable way of predicting how miserable you'll feel the next day is by how drunk you feel and whether you are sick. But a group of scientists now have said that's not true: The order in which drinks are consumed doesn't affect a hangover.

Lagonda All-Terrain Concept Coming To Geneva As Brand’s First Model Lagonda All-Terrain Concept Coming To Geneva As Brand’s First Model For now, however, the All-Terrain Concept will be free to emulate last year's Vision and attempt to steal the show in Switzerland. In fact, the first glimpse of the All-Terrain Concept was also given in May 2018 in the form of a few sketches .

Groom accused of sexually assaulting server, starting fights at his wedding reception Groom accused of sexually assaulting server, starting fights at his wedding reception Later in the event, the victim said, she was told by event staff to check the ladies bathroom to ensure it was well-supplied. The newlywed now faces numerous charges , including indecent assault, imprisonment of a minor and disorderly conduct.

Eurovision' Australian Act Is Kate Miller-Heidke In A Giant Cake Dress Eurovision' Australian Act Is Kate Miller-Heidke In A Giant Cake Dress Electric Fields took out second place with their song 2000 And Whatever , while Sheppard came in third place with On My Way . Despite being a European contest, Australia has been competing in Eurovision since 2015.

Kanye West’s signature forged in alleged New York Fashion Week scam Kanye West’s signature forged in alleged New York Fashion Week scam He says the Plein and himself agreed on a "t-shirt" shortly after recanting on their "concert" agreement. Music, TMZ reported, citing sources with knowledge of the situation.

Florida Man Dances His Way to DUI Arrest During Sobriety Test A Florida man who danced through his field sobriety tests after being found sleeping in his running truck is facing a DUI charge. Larson later spoke with Fox 13 and said he would not call what he in the video dancing and would not comment on the arrest.

Share The Love Event Coming to Fortnite February 8 Share The Love Event Coming to Fortnite February 8 Level up your Battle Pass before the season ends! Finally, Fortnite Creative is getting a Featured Island Frenzy event. Look out for special sprays related to the "Share the Love" Competitive Series for each division of the competition! .

Where to Get Free (or Cheap) Pizza on National Pizza Day Where to Get Free (or Cheap) Pizza on National Pizza Day Evel Pie , Good Pie , Metro Pizza , Naked City and Pop-Up Pizza have announced a collective event on National Pizza Day weekend. Foodism's National Pizza Day celebration offers 30% off (or more) on pizza at tonnes of venues.

Manafort's Russia meeting at heart of probe Manafort's Russia meeting at heart of probe At the hearing, Weissmann also said that prosecutors believe that Manafort was lying about a $125,000 payment. Trump told the New York Post at the time.

Amazon Invests in Self-Driving Car Startup Aurora Innovation Amazon Invests in Self-Driving Car Startup Aurora Innovation It was founded in 2016 by Chris Urmson, who led Google's self-driving auto project before it became Waymo . Bagnell was a founder member of Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Centre and Uber's Advanced Technology Centre.