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Netflix introduces 'Smart Download' feature to Android

Netflix's Smart Downloads is now available on Android, and it may save you from forgetting to download your favourite shows.

Smart Downloads is pretty simple in concept.

“Now, when you finish watching a downloaded episode, Smart Downloads will delete it, and then automatically download the next episode. You watch, We do the work,” the company sassily explains.

“We know how annoying it can be to go through all your apps and delete files you no longer need; we also understand that when it comes to Netflix, the faster you can get to the next episode you want to watch, the better.”

Users can choose to switch Smart Downloads on or off in the app too, and episodes will only download when the device is connected to WiFi.

Of course, a download scheduler would’ve also been appreciated in the app, but there’s no indication Netflix is working on a similar solution.

The feature is only available on Android for now.
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About Andy Walker

Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy is editor at Memeburn and prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Specialising in spotting the next big Instagram cat star, Andy also dabbles in smartphone and game reviews over on Gearburn.