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Great news: Netflix could soon be available offline

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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.


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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*.


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