TechRadar features an interview with Netflix’s director of corporate communications, Cliff Edwards, in which he addresses the issue of downloading shows for offline viewing on Netflix.
Currently, streaming services such as the BBC iPlayer and 4oD in the UK give you the opportunity to download shows to view offline, but to date Netflix has not provided this handy feature. And judging by Edwards’ comments, it doesn’t look like we can expect it anytime soon. Or, ever, in fact.
Edwards says that five years from now he expects Wi-Fi to have improved so much that downloading content for offline viewing will be an irrelevant discussion.
Over the past couple of years Netflix has revolutionised the world of streaming content, giving the big networks a run for their money. TechRadar says the company is already committed to debuting 20 original series in the next five years, which could mean we have lots more quality content to look forward to along the lines of Golden- Globe- and Emmy-nominated series such as Orange is the New Black and House of Cards.