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Netflix Could Release Offline Mode, But You Might Not Be Able To Use It

By Luis Fran , Nov 03, 2016 06:14 PM EDT
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Netflix is finally exploring its offline mode, which might allow users to watch its best content without being connected, having downloaded the movie or the series previously. However, there´s only one bad news: that believe it or not, you won´t have the opportunity to enjoy this goodie if you have a decent internet connection.

Only For Users With Slow Connection

If you´re asking why the so expected offline mode runs like this, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos explained that this new option is on its way, and it would be available only for the regions that don't have high internet speeds, which is an excellent plan not only to extend Netflix´s greatness but also to give those people the opportunity of watching their favorite content without being worried about slow connection speeds.

"Now as we've launched in more territories... They all have different levels of broadband speeds and Wi-Fi access. So in those countries, they have adapted their behaviors to be much more of a downloading culture. So in those emerging territories, it starts to become a little more interesting. We still think for the developed world our thesis has been true but I think as we get into more and more (of the) undeveloped world and developing countries that we want to find alternatives for people to use Netflix easily," he added.

Amazon Already Has An Offline Mode

According to the International Business Times, the U.S. might not be the first to get the offline mode update, regardless the fact that this is company´s biggest market. Actually, it is unknown how successful this new option might be for Netflix, considering that its major rival Amazon already has the offline mode feature for its users.

The streaming giant´s services are now available in 190 countries, expanding its reach earlier this year even more when it launched in 130 nations in just one day. These moves represent Netflix's intentions to drive its growth going forward, and the offline mode could be a nice strategy to achieve it more easily, as reported by Tech Radar.

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