After making it possible for subscribers to download content in 2016, Netflix is making its download feature “smarter” and more binge-friendly.Related 'Disenchantment' Trailer: Matt Groening's Netflix Toon Revisits Medieval Doings - Comic-Con
The new “Smart Downloads” setup, announced today in a blog post, will automatically delete episodes that are viewed and then download the next episode once you are connected to WiFi. The feature will only be available initially on Android phones and tablets, and is focused on episodic series, not movies or specials.
“You watch, we do the work,” summed up the post, which is attributed to Cameron Johnson, Director of Product Innovation. “We know how annoying it can be to go through all your apps and delete files you no longer need; we also understand that when it comes to Netflix, the faster you can get to the next episode you want to watch, the better.”