They’ve been teasing this for a while, but Netflix officially announced today that you can download shows and movies from the streaming service to your phone or table to watch in “offline mode.”
You’ll need to update to the latest version of the Netflix app to access on your iOS or Android device. This download feature is NOT available for your PC or laptop. Not every show/movie in their library is currently available to download, but the most important one is…Degrassi: Next Class.
There’s a download icon next to each episode:
Episodes you’ve downloaded have a blue phone icon next to them:
And in the menu it’s easy to search for other downloadable titles, as well as access your downloaded episodes.
According to BuzzFeed, there is a time limit on how long the downloads will stay on your device, however, it sounds like you’re going to have ample time to watch Degrassi episodes if you’re watching them offline:
As for how long downloads will last on your device, it depends on the title. Netflix said that the amount of time you have left to watch any given download will be shown in the app if it is under seven days, so you won’t get any nasty surprises. For some titles, you may only have 48 hours to watch after you have pressed play on your device.