The Netflix Smart Downloads feature was launched for the Android version of its mobile app last year. The feature will enable the app to automatically delete downloaded episodes that the user has already watched and replace them with the next episode of that show when they’re connected to Wi-Fi. This feature allowed users to maximize storage space on their device will ensure that they had the latest episodes of their favorite shows always available for offline viewing. This feature is finally making its way to the iOS app.
It first became possible to download content from Netflix for offline viewing back in 2016. The feature made it much easier for subscribers to take their favorite shows with them even where they don’t have an internet connection. It’s certainly one of the most useful features of this service. Not all content has support for offline viewing, though, but the vast majority of content that’s available in Netflix’s massive library can be downloaded for viewing without an internet connection.
Users can enable the Smart Downloads feature through the Downloads section of the iOS app. Not only does it ease up storage management, it also frees up the user from manually deleting the old episodes that they have watched and not worry about downloading the next episode themselves.
What if you want to watch an episode several times? Just disable the feature from the Downloads section of the app and the existing episodes will be kept as is.