Netflix wants you to spend your weekend binge watching your favourite online series. The online video streaming service has announced a latest update to its Android app that allows you to save all the downloaded content on your smartphone s SD card. The new option will change the default storage location of all the future downloads. Also Read - Best Netflix plan to watch June 2021 releases movies: Money Heist 5 and moreAlso Read - Netflix could soon let you play games while watching your favourite movies/shows
As the service offers video content up to ultra 4K HD resolution, the internal storage on your device might feel insufficient. In order to use the new feature all you need to do is tap on the Menu icon in the Netflix for Android app. Scroll down to the App Settings and under the Downloads heading, tap on Download Location. Here you can choose between internal storage or SD card to save your download. Whichever option you choose will change the location of all your future downloads. However, location of the previous downloads will remain the save. Also Read - Netflix to soon launch N-Plus subscription for access 'behind-the-scenes' and more content
Now having support for SD card, doesn t mean you could swap the cards with other Android devices. The offline content stored on an SD card is accessible only on that specific device. Netflix has further included DRM to halt users from moving the files onto a computer. So in case you were mulling to store all videos on your smartphone to later transfer it on your computer system, you are in for hard luck because the format of the videos are incompatible with media players on other devices.
While you could now easily download large quantity of movies and shows based on your subscription and SD card storage, Netflix has set limitation on how long one can access the stored content. Typically, there is a week s limit to accessing an offline video. Additionally, the time limits to finish each video vary according to content. For example, some movies or shows must be finished within 48 hours of first hitting the play button, explains a report on Digital Trends. ALSO READ: Netflix added record 7 million new subscribers globally in last quarter
Netflix notes in its Google Play Store description that the new SD Card support feature is not available on all Android devices. Now this could either mean smartphones running specific Android version or those phones which come with expandable storage option.
Recently, Netflix announced a running game to keep users engaged till their next episode loads. The side-scrolling, endless running game is based on Netflix s original shows and features popular characters such as Pablo Escobar (Narcos), Marco Polo, Pier Chapman, and more. The service debuted in India in December 2015 and is currently facing a tough competition from Amazon which recently launched its Prime Video service in the country. While Netflix has monthly plans starting at Rs 500, Amazon Prime Video s subscription fee is Rs 499 per year, which is less than Rs 50 a month.