Popular Netflix Considering Going Offline As Well

by Madison Cooper

If you thought you were addicted to binge watching your favorite shows and movies on Netflix get ready because it’s about to get a whole lot better because Netflix might be going offline.

If you do not already know Netflix is a company that allows its members to stream their favorite movies and TV shows for as low as $7.99 a month (if you were a member prior to May 2014, otherwise the price is $8.99 per month) or, you can go for an upgrade version (standard) or $9.99 or premium for $11.99 per month. Which, for those who can afford it is great is just has one set back- you can’t watch offline.

That is up until now. Recently the Chief Content Officer of Netflix, Ted Sarandos said in an interview with CNBC that Netflix was working on an offline mode similar to Amazon Prime Streaming where users can watch their favorite shows and movies whenever and wherever they want. This mode is said to be especially useful in areas where high internet speeds are unavailable. [1]

“Now as we’ve launched in more territories … They all have different levels of broadband speeds and Wi-Fi access. So in those countries they have adapted their behaviors to be much more of a downloading culture. So in those emerging territories it starts to become a little more interesting. We still think for the developed world our thesis has been true but I think as we get into more and more (of the) undeveloped world and developing countries that we want to find alternatives for people to use Netflix easily,” said Sarandos. [1]

Now keep in mind that this feature doesn’t seem to have a set date, Sarandos said “[we’re] looking at it now, so we’ll see when, said Sarandos. ”  [1] So although it’s on the table don’t expect anything too soon, but be sure to keep an eye out.

[1] http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/02/netflix-offline-mode-could-be-on-the-way-but-not-for-us-users.html