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Netflix finally adds smart download feature to iOS apps

February 08, 2019 / Ben Munson

Netflix has finally added the smart download feature to its iOS apps after debuting it for Android in July last year.The feature deletes a downloaded episode when a user finishes watching and then automatically downloads the next episode. The feature only kicks in when a device is connected to a Wi-Fi network.“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,” wrote Cameron Johnson, Director of Product Innovation at Netflix, in a blog post. Netflix originally introduced the smart downloads feature for Android devices in July 2018 and said that the feature would arrive on the iOS app sometime later in 2018. The feature is also available for Windows 10 devices. The updated feature arrives after Netflix finally enabled downloads for offline viewing in late 2016.“While many members enjoy watching Netflix ...