Netflix has around 80 million subscribers at the moment, and the streaming service shows no sign of slowing down.
What began as a mail-order rental outlet has gone almost entirely digital (though you can still rent Blu-ray discs and DVDs from the company). It has moved into making its own shows and feature films — at the 2015 Emmys, a whopping 34 Netflix original programs garnered nominations. And with the mobile revolution, Netflix conquered the app world as well.
However, Netflix has not previously let users download programs to watch offline. But that’s all about to change.
The California-based company announced in a press release Wednesday morning that it will begin allowing customers to download shows to watch on the go.
Eddy Wu, Netflix’s director of product innovation, wrote, “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.”
Netflix will soon roll out a new version of the app with the download feature and several shows, including “Narcos,” “Orange is the New Black” and “The Crown,” already available for download.