Netflix Users Can Download Films & TV With New Offline Mode

No wifi? No problem.

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For years now, Netflix users with poor Wi-Fi have struggled to access their favourite content.

However, buffering issues – and that infuriating red circle – could soon be a thing of the past.

The streaming giant has added another string to its bow after introducing an offline mode. The new feature allows users to download movies and shows to their hard drive, and watch them at their leisure without the need for Wi-Fi.

Some of the service’s biggest shows are available to download now, including Orange Is The New Black, Narcos, House Of Cards, Stranger Things and The Crown.

Other hit shows and movies including Breaking Bad, The Office, Minions and Kung Fu Panda 3 are also available.

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The service is similar to Amazon Prime’s offline viewing feature and BBC iPlayer’s Download option, which allows content to be stored offline.

However, not all content is available to download just yet. Gilmore Girls, Fuller House and Daredevil, as well as Disney movies Jungle Book, Zootopia and Lilo & Stitch are not currently available, although Netflix say they are looking to expand the range of content soon.

Netflix’s director of product innovation Eddy Wu said: “While many members enjoy watching Netflix at home, we’ve often heard they also want to continue their Stranger Things binge while on airplanes and other places where internet is expensive or limited.”

Get downloading now and leave those connectivity issues behind.

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Loaded staff writer Harry Fletcher has covered news, sport and entertainment for several major websites across the UK. Follow him on Twitter at @Harry__Fletcher.