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Netflix’s Android App Lets You Download Content on SD Card


If you’re a regular Netflix user, you should know that they just introduced an Android-exclusive feature. Not too long ago, Netflix audience was thrilled with the implementation of an offline viewing mode. The feature allows mobile users to download movies and tv shows on their devices and view them later without an internet connection.

The problem was the feature only supported downloading to internal storage. This was perfectly acceptable for flagships with a lot of internal space, but users watching from a low-end device have a big problem.

Fortunately, they’ve just fixed it by letting the Netflix app save videos onto your SD card instead of topping your device’s internal memory.

Remember that this feature is only available on Android. So far Netflix hasn’t made any comments whether this feature will be extended to other devices that run Netflix and have an SD card.

Here are few things you should know about this feature:

  • If you have a SD card, Netflix will automatically download the content on it. You don’t have to tweak anything from Settings.
  • Netflix announced it will impose a limit on how much content can users download. So far, the only limitation is your SD card storage space.
  • Some content on Netflix isn’t eligible for download.
  • If you download a video on a SD card and then move it to another device, you won’t be able to play that content. Only the first original device can play stored Netflix videos.

Here’s a quick guide on how Netflix’s offline viewing mode works.

How to use Netflix Offline Viewing Mode

1. Download the Netflix app from Google Play Store.

Download Netflix App

2. Open the Netflix app and log in with your account.

3. Navigate to the video you want to download and hit the Download button.

4. You can check the status of your download by tapping the action button and selecting My Downloads.

5. Once the download is complete you will get a notification. The content will be available to watch without an internet connection.

Note: Make sure you log in with an internet connection at least once every 30 days. Otherwise, your offline content will become unavailable.

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