After years of clamoring from usersÂ all around the world, Netflix finally â€” and somewhat surprisingly â€” gave subscribers what they wanted late last month. On November 30th, Netflix announced a new feature that would allow people to download movies and TV shows to watch later. Netflix has long been a wildly popular service and subscriber satisfaction rates are consistently through the roof, but the requirement for users to be online constantly in order to watch videos through Netflix had always been a niggle. By finally supporting downloads and offline viewing, Netflix users are finally able toÂ watch content while offline on a flight, or they can download movies and TV shows over Wi-Fi and watch them later without eating up any cellular data.
Of course, with every solution comes new problems: only a limited amount of Netflix content is available to download and watch offline. What happens when something you want to download and watch later isn't licensed for offline viewing? The answer is you're out of luck â€” or at least, that was the answer up until now.
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