In case you missed it, Netflix has just implemented a long-overdue change to their streaming service. You can now download available titles to your tablet or phone in their app for offline viewing.
If you’re like me, you’re thinking, what the hell took them so long? It’s such a no-brainer of a decision, as it can only increase their brand, that it seems like something that should have been done a long time ago. I mean, it’s not like Netflix controls our cellular data, so they’re not losing anything by offering this. Services like Flixster already allow offline viewing of digital titles that people own, so why shouldn’t Netflix subscribers be able to do the same thing?
It may sound like I’m gushing, and I suppose I am, but seriously, I’ve wanted this to be a thing for quite some time.
For me, this means that I now have a better chance of catching up on my various TV shows by downloading them and watching them as I can, even away from home.
That is huge for me, as media is a big part of what I do now, so it’s nice to be able to reclaim some precious hours of viewing.
Now, back to my other, other job: editing.