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Topic # 205892 1-Dec-2016 10:56
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Just received an email this morning which basically said that once I upgrade my Netflix App on my Android/Apple devices, I'll be able to "Watch Netflix with an internet connection or using your data".

 

Basically, it seems to offer an offline/download mode for "select TV shows or Movies".

 

Interesting; will try this out later when I'm not at work....


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  Reply # 1680605 1-Dec-2016 11:06
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Just in time for the bach!

 

Great idea


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  Reply # 1680606 1-Dec-2016 11:08
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That implies mobile data or wifi to me, did it actually say anything about offline or download or describe how the feature works?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1680609 1-Dec-2016 11:10
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It's been in the news a fair bit this morning:

 

 

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-netflix-download-idUSKBN13P1XI 




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  Reply # 1680612 1-Dec-2016 11:13
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PaulBags: That implies mobile data or wifi to me, did it actually say anything about offline or download or describe how the feature works?

 

The email only said "For more information about how it works, please visit our Help Center".

 

Not going to spend time browsing that on my phone, and NetFlix is blocked at my current work location.


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  Reply # 1680615 1-Dec-2016 11:15
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 Yeah you can just download while on Wi-Fi and watch later

 

Standard quality mode (on my phone) downloaded about 180MB for an hour of The Crown

 

High quality has come in at 290MB - so it isn't going to be beautiful quality mirrored to a TV!


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  Reply # 1680619 1-Dec-2016 11:20
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You can download from today but limited to Netflix original content - Orange, House of Cards, Narcos, The Crown etc

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  Reply # 1680620 1-Dec-2016 11:22
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Is there a time limit to watch the content? BBC iplayer gives up to 30 days to watch before deleting so would be nice if similar

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  Reply # 1680622 1-Dec-2016 11:25
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 Yeah you can just download while on Wi-Fi and watch later


Standard quality mode (on my phone) downloaded about 180MB for an hour of The Crown


High quality has come in at 290MB - so it isn't going to be beautiful quality mirrored to a TV!


Was it at least HEVC?

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  Reply # 1680628 1-Dec-2016 11:36
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I just downloaded an episode of Stranger Things, it's 50min long and is 290MB.

 

The quality is noticeably worse than when streaming.

 

At least it's not limited to netflix original stuff.





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  Reply # 1680630 1-Dec-2016 11:39
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jamesrt:

 

The email only said "For more information about how it works, please visit our Help Center".

 

Not going to spend time browsing that on my phone, and NetFlix is blocked at my current work location.

 

 


From the Netflix site:-


Downloading TV shows and movies on Netflix

 

You can download select TV shows and movies to watch without an Internet connection from the Netflix app on your iOS or Android device.

 

To download titles from Netflix on your mobile device, you will need:

 

iOS 8.0 or later
Android 4.4.2 or later
An Internet connection
The latest version of the Netflix iOS or Netflix Android app
Downloading and streaming consume similar amounts of data. If you are concerned about mobile data usage, we suggest downloading while connected to Wi-Fi. See our Help Center for more information on data usage.

 

If you see an error message when attempting to download or watch a title, search our Help Center for the error message you’re seeing.

 

Download a title

 

Not all titles are available for download. If you have a particular title in mind, you can search for that title and look for the download icon download.png. If you are interested in browsing downloadable titles, select Available for Download from the Netflix menu menuIcon.png. Once you have found a title, follow the steps below.

 

Select the title you would like to download.
On the description page, tap the download icon download.png.
For TV shows, the icon will appear next to each available episode.
Once the title has completed downloading, you can access it from the My Downloads section of the app.
Select download video quality

 

You can select the download video quality that best fits your needs. Standard quality is a slightly lower video resolution that requires less storage space and takes less time to download. Higher quality is a higher video resolution that requires more storage space and takes more time to download.

 

From the Netflix app, tap the Menu icon menuIcon.png.
Scroll down and tap App Settings.
Under the Downloads heading, tap Video Quality.
Select either Standard or Higher video quality.

Watch a downloaded title
To access titles you’ve already downloaded on your device, tap the Menu icon menuIcon.png.
Choose My Downloads.
Tap the Play icon on the title you would like to watch.
For TV shows, you must first select the show, then tap the Play icon on the episode you would like to watch.

 

Delete a downloaded title
When you are finished watching a downloaded title, you’ll want to delete that title before you attempt to download a new one.

 

Delete a downloaded title from your iOS device

 

Tap the Menu icon menuIcon.png.
Tap My Downloads.
Tap Edit in the upper right corner of your screen.
Tap the red X icon to remove the title from your device.
Delete a downloaded title from your Android device

 

Tap the Menu icon menuIcon.png.
Tap My Downloads.
Tap the edit icon penedit.png in the upper right corner of your screen.
Tap the red X icon to remove the title from your device.
Delete all downloaded titles

 

Tap the Menu icon menuIcon.png.
Scroll down and tap App Settings.
Tap Clear All Downloads.
On the confirmation screen, tap Delete.
All downloaded titles will be deleted.

 

 


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  Reply # 1680638 1-Dec-2016 11:51
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There seems to be no video quality setting on Android but there is on IOS.

 

Can anybody else confirm?

 

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IOS:

 

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Android:

 

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  Reply # 1680644 1-Dec-2016 12:04
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This is a definite step in the right direction. While someone who definitely isn't me has a fully paid Netflix selection, they may have downloaded offline copies of some of the original content to watch on planes etc. 





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  Reply # 1680659 1-Dec-2016 12:41
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Is there anyway you can tell the app to download to SD card ? I think the default just internal phone memory on my s7 edge can't find a way to change it?




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  Reply # 1680661 1-Dec-2016 12:42
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Djmixerdomo:

 

There seems to be no video quality setting on Android but there is on IOS.

 

Can anybody else confirm?

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can confirm that there is a "download video quality" option on the app settings on my Android phone.

 

Not sure why it's missing on the screenshot you posted above.


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  Reply # 1680667 1-Dec-2016 12:55
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cokeman2: Is there anyway you can tell the app to download to SD card ? I think the default just internal phone memory on my s7 edge can't find a way to change it?

 

You can indeed move it to SD card storage.

 

I'm not sure how similar the UI is between the S7 and my Note 4 but I went; Settings > Application manager > Netflix > Storage > Change





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