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Netflix now lets users watch content that is partially downloaded

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  • Netflix now lets users watch partially downloaded content
  • The feature is available only on Android devices running version 7.64 or later
  • It will be available on iOS in the coming months

Netflix has introduced a new feature where users can stream content even it is partially downloaded. It is rolling out for Android smartphones and tablets starting today. The OTT streaming platform said that it will start testing the feature on iOS in the coming months. 

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Until now, Netflix users needed to wait until the download was complete before they could start watching a movie or TV show. To recall, the streaming service had released downloads for offline viewing way back in 2016. 

Netflix partial download

Netflix announces partial download feature

With the partial download option, Netflix users will be able to watch a film or TV series even if it has not finished downloading fully. In a blog post, the streaming platform said Whether it’s a long flight or an extended commute, downloaded series and movies can make any moment on the go more entertaining.’ 

Users will be able to watch the downloaded portion, and once they regain a strong connection, they can choose to finish the download and continue watching. 

Netflix users can access the partial download viewing setting in the ‘download’ or ‘continue watching’ tabs.

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