Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Great news: Netflix could soon be available offline

stranger things.jpg

As if we needed an excuse to watch more Netflix, it looks like the streaming service is set to be available offline. Yup, we could soon continue binge-watching our latest show obsession whenever, wherever, Wi-Fi or no Wi-Fi.

Honchos from the company had previously said that while they were "keeping an open-mind" it was unlikely given their audiences' easy access to Wi-Fi, but they might just have done a U-turn.

It's all down to the fact that the service has grown its global audience, now streaming in 190 regions, including some where the internet isn't readily available.


Read more: The 5 most addictive shows to watch before Christmas


Netflix original The Crown

Netflix original The Crown cost £100 million to acquire and is already hugely hyped ahead of its release

Speaking about the possibility of offline Netflix at a CNBC event for new show The Crown, the company's chief content officer said:

"We have talked a lot about this over the years, and our belief is that broadband and Wi-Fi become more and more ubiquitous, available in more and more places that you are, more and more minutes of the day. Now as we've launched in more territories… They all have different levels of broadband speeds and Wi-Fi access.

"So in those countries, they have adapted their behaviours to be much more of a downloading culture. So in those emerging territories, it starts to become a little more interesting. We still think for the developed world our thesis has been true, but I think as we get into more and more (of the) undeveloped world and developing countries that we want to find alternatives for people to use Netflix easily."

When asked if it will happen soon he replied: "[We're] looking at it now, so we'll see when."

No confirmation yet whether the service would be extended beyond these less developed countries, but we're keeping our fingers crossed.

*Prepares to write off entire social life*.


Read more: The best TV box sets to help you unwind


 

 

Related

gilmore-girls-new-tv-autumn-2016.jpg

Gilmore Girls creator says we're missing something about the reboot

barb missing.JPG

Stranger Things fans, Netflix have released a Barb clip

landscape-1452114078-elle-the-crown-index.jpg

New Netflix series The Crown is already mapped for three seasons

More

The deadly secret hidden within that creepy Game of Thrones hug

Spoilers are coming…

by Kayleigh Dray
18 Aug 2017

Why it’s totally fine if you don’t have a ‘work wife’

Having friends at work is nice – but it’s not the be all and end all

by Moya Crockett
18 Aug 2017

Meteorologist’s epic response to troll who called her “disgusting”

“Enough is enough.”

by Sarah Biddlecombe
18 Aug 2017

Acts of love, humanity and solidarity following the Barcelona attack

In the darkness, there is light.

by Moya Crockett
18 Aug 2017

How you can help those caught up in the Barcelona attack

The ways you can support the victims, survivors and investigation

by Kayleigh Dray
18 Aug 2017

People are furious about Trump’s response to the Barcelona attack

The world is sick of his double-standard on terrorism

by Kayleigh Dray
18 Aug 2017

Ryan Phillipe on how he tackles depression

“I’m thinking about how to focus and steady myself”

by Susan Devaney
17 Aug 2017

Are black girls being forced to grow up too fast?

A study has shown that black girls as young as five are seen as more adult than their white peers

by Kemi Alemoru
17 Aug 2017

Teen receives sickening messages after asking for career advice

This businessman's response was shocking

by Sarah Biddlecombe
17 Aug 2017

We want everything from this new high-street Disney collaboration

Seriously magical

by Megan Murray
17 Aug 2017