We’ve all had those terrible frustrating (total first world problem) moments. We’re sitting at an airport, neck-deep in our stories, when your boarding group gets called. All of a sudden, you’re faced with the sad realization that you may not even get to finish that episode of Stranger Things you’ve been engrossed in. You board the plane, and then to your relief, find that you have service in the plane. You’re able to squeeze in another few minutes of TV before you’re instructed to turn off your devices.
Now, you’re in a giant air capsule, and without your precious Netflix to save your boredom (and don't even talk to me about airplane wifi being a viable option). If you’re smart, you prepared books, magazines, movies, and the like, but these days, Netflix has a lot of original programming to offer, and in its most recent form, we were unable to take those shows and movies offline.
Well, consider that stone age problem history. Netflix has officially announced via Twitter and their website that offline viewing is officially a thing.
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Considering it’s a subscription service, I had real doubts that Netflix would ever be available offline, and as such, this comes as a pleasant little surprise that will undoubtedly abuse to no end. Not to sound too much like a Netflix fanboy, but this is just one of many instances that the streaming service has managed to stay ahead of their competitors. In an age where every network has their own service, they have to take extra measures to stand out.
Between the reliable and solid apps and servers, the wide selection of both original and licensed content, and finally, the ability to view offline, it’s just another way Netflix has raised the bar, setting a precedent that other services may want to consider emulating in the future if they want to remain competitive. This is just one more step closer to having pretty much any piece of entertainment known to man instantly accessible at my fingertips, and as an over-consumer of media, I am absolutely loving it.
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