After making it possible for subscribers to download content in 2016, Netflix is making its download feature "smarter" and more binge-friendly. This tells the Netflix application that you're now watching the season and they want to reduce the friction you may encounter from continuing the binge session.
According to a Netflix spokesperson, "this feature only operates on WiFi and can easily be toggled on and off depending on your preference". The company has announced that an auto-download feature is available for the Android app from today, and will be added to the iOS app later in the year ... For example, let's say you've downloaded the first three episodes of the first season of One Day at a Time. Users should make sure that they've updated to the latest version of the Netflix Android app in order to start using Smart Downloads. This also allows for downloading movies or TV shows on just one phone or tablet. We assume it will delete the final few episodes from your device and then simply not download anything after, but you'll have to test it out to see if that's true. In the "My Downloads" section, users must select Smart Downloads and toggle it on or off. Users will also be able to toggle the feature from the App Settings by tapping the Menu icon and selecting App Settings.
That feeling of euphoria when you watch episodes of your favorite show can quickly fade when you sit through the intro, time after time.