«Download for you» on Netflix: what it is and how it works

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You're on the go, don't have an internet connection and want to hang out with some content Netflix? No problem. The streaming platform has launched the function «Download for you», which will allow you to have content associated with your tastes downloaded onto your mobile phone and to enjoy it without needing to be connected. We tell you exactly about what it is and how it works.

Netflix periodically updates its features to offer new possibilities to its users. For example, it allows us to just listen to the sound, discarding images with its innovative “audio only” mode.

Now let us download automatically on our smartphone or tablet the series, documentaries and films that best suit our tastes. Once the option is activated, we won't have to do anything, the Netflix algorithm will decide what we might like and download it.

The intention is that at no time does the streaming platform run out of content to watch and that you can enjoy it regardless of whether whether you have a connection or not. At the moment, this feature is only available for Android devices, although it is expected that soon iOS users will be able to enjoy it too.

In fact, «Download for you» is still an optimization of a function present on most platforms, including Netflix, and which allows us to download what we want see on our mobile phone or tablet to have it available without having to spend data when they don't have Wi-Fi.

«Download for you» works as a kind of advice in relation to the user's tastes that Netflix's algorithm picked up. In other words, download content that is somehow related to the series or movies you have previously chosen to watch.

To start this function, you need to activate it first in the Netflix app. As mentioned, it is currently only available on Netflix.

there two ways to activate «Download for you». We tell you the steps. Of each of her.

"Downloads for you" with the Automatic downloads option

  1. Once you enter the application, you will see that in the lower right corner there is a section called Download. Click on it.

  1. At the top of the screen, you have to tap Automatic downloads.

  1. You will access a new menu. One of the options you will find is Download per te. Activate it.

  1. On the same screen, at the bottom, you will see a section called Allocate storage space. Below you will find all the profiles you have on your Netflix account. It is possible to determine the GB limit which will be automatically downloaded in each of these profiles.

«Download for you» from the Settings button

  1. Click on Download nell’app Netflix.
  2. Click on the option Settings which you will find in the center of the screen.

  1. You will see that you can modify the space of your mobile you want to offer to your downloads. 3GB is shown by default, but you can increase or decrease the limit by simply clicking + or -.

  1. To decide for yourself how much space to allocate to downloads, look at the bottom of the screen to see how much free space it stayed on your cell phone.
  2. Once done, all you have to do is click on the button Attiva. Netflix will start downloading content to you based on data from its algorithm.

The new function «Download per te» it is an opportunity to always have series and movies Netflix to watch on your mobile, even if you don't have a connection. In addition, it gives you the opportunity to see content that has gone unnoticed and that matches your tastes.

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