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PSA: Netflix has limits on the number of times you can download a movie or a TV episode

Netflix subscribers can download a TV show or a movie only a limited number of times.

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Netflix allowed downloading TV shows and movie titles on its platform last year, but there’s a catch, which users have lately noticed. Basically, Netflix allows to you to download a title only a limited number of times, and the worst part is that users are not notified of it before hand. Also Read - Best Netflix plan to watch June 2021 releases movies: Money Heist 5 and more

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According to Android Police, Netflix sends you an alert when you are about to exhaust your download limit. Reportedly, most of the titles can be downloaded just four or five times in a year. The popular streaming service allows you to cache a movie of TV show offline, which apparently is followed by an expiration date. “If a title has expired, you do not need to download it again. Simply connect to the internet from your device to renew the download from the Netflix app. Some titles may only be renewed a certain number of times,” says the company.

Notably, the download limit imposed on titles are mostly by the makers and not Netflix. Netflix is provided a license to host the title on its platform for the audience to stream, but rights remain reserved with content makers. So, they can set limitations on their content viewership to protect from piracy or other concerns. However, a lot of titles on Netflix’s platform don’t come with any download limits. ALSO READ: Netflix update brings HDR, Dolby Vision support for LG G6

Since you are not notified of the download limits, it is recommended to carefully view your cached or downloaded titles. The odds are someday you might get a “10016-22006” error which notifies you that you’ve reached your download limit. If you have been watching your favorite episode from your favorite TV show again and again, then here’s a heads up.

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  • Published Date: June 15, 2017 12:14 PM IST



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