By Todd Bernhard on Thu, 12/01/2016
Amazon Prime and Netflix have been battling it out with original content such as Transparent, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, The Man in the High Castle, Orange is the New Black, and more but one advantage Amazon has had is offering its users the ability to download video content for viewing offline. There are many times I've used Amazon Video to watch movies and shows on an airplane or on a train with poor Wi-Fi or cellular reception. Netflix has a lot of content I'd like to view that way, but until now, you needed a live connection.
Netflix has just announced that its new iOS app update finally allows offline viewing. The press release said downloads are restricted to Orange is the New Black, The Crown and Narcos and that more content is "on the way." However I have been able to download a lot more than that using the updated iOS app, although not everything in the Netflix library. Android users also benefit from this enhancement. This will be helpful on your next holiday trip but can also be used to minimize cellular data usage, as downloads could be done in advance, via Wi-Fi, before leaving the house.