Netflix is about to eat iFlix’s lunch. Earlier this week, the biggest movie streaming service in the world announced through a post on its official blog that it will finally allow offline downloads for all of its subscribers. And yes, that includes the Philippines. Apparently, Netflix and chilling at home just doesn’t cut it sometimes, and a lot of people have expressed the desire to want to continue their Stranger Things binge outside of their houses.
This is great news, in theory. Now, Netflix can function just like YouTube, albeit with a rather pricey upfront cost for the ability to download movies–YouTube videos can be downloaded offline for free. In any case, the newly-added Download button for the Netflix app can be found only on its latest version, which you should download or otherwise update to through your phone’s app store. This feature is being rolled out for both Android and iOS users, so the only limit is your bandwidth and free storage.
Not all movies are available for offline viewing yet, but Netflix promises that there will be “more on the way.” At the moment, shows like Orange is The New Black, Narcos and The Crown can be downloaded. You’ll just have to check it out for yourself to find out which ones you can and cannot download for certain. Now, if you don’t mind, we’ll be heading on to our own Netflix account in a minute to catch up on our back log of Suits and Flash episodes for a few hours.