If you have ever been in a situation where you’ve forgotten to download the next episode of the show ahead of a trip, Netflix wants to help fix that with a new Smart Downloads feature. This will automatically delete an episode of the TV show you’re watching after you’ve finished it, then automatically download the next episode so that it’s ready to watch when you are.
The download will happen in the background, so it should happen without you having to actually do anything. You will need to be connected to Wi-Fi to download the episode, and because this is a feature specifically designed for TV shows, it won’t work for movies.
According to Netflix, the Smart Downloads feature is rolling out for Android devices right now. It will also be available for iOS users later this year. And if you aren’t a fan of the feature, it can be disabled.
What do you think of Smart Downloads? Will you use it often?