Netflix May Offer Offline Viewing By Year End

This will be huge


In the streaming world, Netflix is a force to be reckoned with. The streaming service is bigger than YouTube (in the US) in terms of Internet traffic and you can understand why because Netflix made it easy for people to watch their favourite movie or TV show and at a reasonable price. Late last year, they surprised everyone by launching the service worldwide which included Kenya of course to much scrutiny and acclaim.

However, the service is still not perfect when it comes to utility since it needs a good Internet connection especially when you are in the $9.99 plan that lets you stream HD content or the $12.99 to watch UHD content. For subscribers with a slow Internet connection, watching content on Netflix is a pain thanks to the constant buffering and it seems the company has plans to rectify that using a feature YouTube announced recently.

According to a report by Light Reading, an insider revealed that Netflix is working on a feature where they would let subscribers download certain content for offline viewing. “We know from our sources within the industry that Netflix is going to launch this product,” the insider told the publication, “my expectation is that by the end of the year, Netflix will be launching download-to-go as an option for their customers”

This is huge in my opinion since after using YouTube offline constantly since the announcement, I have found it to be quite useful in the sense that you can watch a video of your liking without interruption later on in the day. In the case for Netflix, this will mean that you will save your favourite movies, TV shows or documentaries for offline viewing in your leisure time.