Netflix might finally add a feature that lets you hide your guilty pleasures
When Disney+ launched a few weeks ago, it came without a feature that every streaming video app should have. That’s the Continue Watching feature that lets you pick up your shows and movies from where you left off, and it's something that you’re probably more than familiar with from Netflix and other services. Disney was quick to fix the issue, and it turned out it was missing because it caused some problems ahead of launch. But that doesn’t mean “continue watching” is perfect on Netflix, and now the company is testing a fix for the one thing about it that you hate most.
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A new feature from Netflix is in the works. Previously, trailers didn’t automatically play when subscribers hovered over a TV show or movie and now they do. After all, last year, users reported that Netflix was testing playing ads for their original programming ( like HBO does) between TV
Netflix tests countless features year in and year out, many of which never see the light of day. One feature that stuck around was, which deletes downloaded episodes when you finish watching them and automatically downloads the next episode. As much room as high-definition video content can take up on your phone or tablet, this is a great feature for Netflix subscribers who are constantly on the go.
One of the more recent tests takes Smart Downloads one step further, as rather than download the latest episode of a show you’re already watching, it will download episodes of shows it thinks you’ll want to watch. It’s called “Downloads For You,” and it might help you discover your next favorite show.
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Select the Downloads icon from within the Netflix app. Tap the Play icon on the title you would like to watch. If you have downloads on the maximum number of devices allowed for your plan, you will need to delete all downloads from at least one device before you can download onto a new device.
Supplementing this existing feature , we've spotted a new " Downloads For You" feature that expands that functionality to shows and movies you haven't In short, once you enable the Downloads For You feature , the Netflix app will automatically pull down content it thinks you ' ll enjoy but haven't
As explained by, those who are included in the test can find the new feature in the Downloads tab of the Netflix app all the way at the bottom of the page. If you choose to set it up, “Downloads For You” will “download a personalized selection of movies and shows for you, so there’s always something to watch on your phone.” Once you set it up, you can decide exactly how many GB of storage you want to set aside for the feature, which is also true of Smart Downloads. That way you’ll never accidentally fill up your phone’s storage.
As someone who frequently jumps on to Netflix only to spend 20 minutes scrolling through movies and shows only to end up logging off to play video games, this sounds like an incredibly useful feature. With just a few shows to choose from, rather than the hundreds available on the service, I might actually pick one and give it a chance. Here’s hoping this feature is received positively and rolls out to the public in the near future.
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