Netflix Just Announced You Can Now Watch Its Shows Offline

Netflix has defeated airplane mode.

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After years of hoping and wishing, Netflix has finally answered our prayers for a way to watch offline. Following rumors of the feature this summer, Netflix announced Wednesday it has added a “download” button for select films and TV shows.

Most Netflix originals and a few other shows and movies have the “Available For Download” next to them. The company plans to add more content in the future but the exact timeline is unclear.

While this might be a bummer if you’re trying to rewatch old Seinfeld or Friends episodes, you still have a number of great shows to choose from. You’ll be able to catch up on shows like The Crown, Narcos, and Orange Is the New Black if you’re offline, like during a flight home for the holidays.

In order to save the shows to watch online, simply go to the show page and press the download icon for your desired episode. You’ll then see it listed in your “downloads” menu.

Look, a download icon!

You can adjust the download settings to be able to use the feature without wifi and select video quality.

Netflix also announced that the new feature is included in all plans and available for phones and tablets that use Android and iOS.

If you don’t see the app update in the store yet, the company has suggested you hold tight — it should be available shortly.

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