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How to use Netflix’s new ‘Smart Downloads’ feature

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Cecil Davis | 11 July, 2018, 03:22

You watch, we do the work.

Netflix has improved its episode downloading functionality with the launch of its new Smart Downloads feature.

Netflix is rolling out a new feature for Android devices called Smart Downloads, which will change the way downloads are handled on compatible devices.

If you are someone who frequently downloads TV shows from Netflix from offline viewing but forgets to delete and download the next one in the series, this feature is going to come in pretty handy.

Smart Downloads deletes Season 1, Episode 1, and automatically downloads Season 1, Episode 4. Users of Netflix's Apple iOS apps will have to wait a few more months to get Smart Downloads.

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The following video shows you Smart Downloads at work, while this help page should provide more information on how to make it work on your mobile device.

Binge-watching your favorite shows on Netflix is about to become a little bit more convenient. Johnson said Netflix has a high degree of confidence that if you download and watch one episode of a TV show, you'll probably want another.

Select Smart Downloads appearing on the top.

If for some reason you don't want Netflix to do the deletion and downloading for you, Smart Downloads can be turned off. The feature is triggered when you download an episode or two of a TV show that you're now watching. He went on to explain that you can still download movies and TV shows over mobile data, but this would need to be done manually by the user. And by deleting the just-finished episode, you won't be eating up all your phone's storage space.