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Netflix now has download option for offline viewing

Old Nov 30, 16, 10:27 am
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Netflix now has download option for offline viewing

Perfect timing for those about to travel long distances over the holidays!

http://www.macrumors.com/2016/11/30/...e-viewing-app/
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Old Nov 30, 16, 10:28 am
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Hope this will force other streaming services to do the same
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Old Nov 30, 16, 10:43 am
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This is great
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Old Nov 30, 16, 10:47 am
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Awesome news!
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Old Nov 30, 16, 10:57 am
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This will be very useful for a lot of frequent travelers. Streaming online to watch videos isn't always a great option, and this seems like a great workaround to plan around the times when online connectivity while on the move isn't all that ideal.
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Old Nov 30, 16, 12:47 pm
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Good timing. Flying tomorrow.

I had to uninstall and reinstall to get the download option - the App Store was not showing an update available.

On the down side, my downloads are queued, but apparently not actually downloading.
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Old Nov 30, 16, 12:48 pm
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Need to find out if I could save to micro SD card or only to internal memory. Amazon Prime Video is to internal memory and it gets filled up pretty quick...
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Old Nov 30, 16, 2:06 pm
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will it have a "time bomb" in the download ?

so many times you can watch it , or so many days before it "explodes"
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Old Nov 30, 16, 4:00 pm
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The length of time Netflix users will have to watch a show or movie will vary by title. The "My Downloads" page will show members how long, such as 48 hours, they have with each title.
Same as Amazon Prime, iirc.
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Old Nov 30, 16, 6:09 pm
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Originally Posted by ajeleonard View Post
Hope this will force other streaming services to do the same
Some already do - Amazon Prime and iTunes, for two.
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Old Nov 30, 16, 9:22 pm
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Need to find out if I could save to micro SD card or only to internal memory. Amazon Prime Video is to internal memory and it gets filled up pretty quick...
It doesn't seem to have an option to save to external SD card. The size is not too bad... about 190MG per hour on Standard quality.
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Old Nov 30, 16, 11:40 pm
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Bear in mind that there is only a limited choice of titles.
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Old Dec 1, 16, 12:00 pm
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...and downloads remain queued, but not downloading.

Multiple wiFi networks, shut down and restart, uninstall and reinstall Netflix, nada.
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Old Dec 1, 16, 4:53 pm
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Need to find out if I could save to micro SD card or only to internal memory. Amazon Prime Video is to internal memory and it gets filled up pretty quick...
I updated my Amazon Video Android app yesterday and it now offers default save to micro SD Card instead of internal storage. I might have missed when this feature was introduced but very happy the app prompted me to switch download location upon firing up the new version.
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Old Dec 1, 16, 7:14 pm
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But Amazon Video for Android only plays and downloads SD. On Kindle Fire you get HD 1080p for play and download.
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