Netflix Could Release Offline Mode, But You Might Not Be Able To Use It
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.
Galaxy S8 Release Date And Rumors: AI Assistant Might Be Called 'Bixby'
Samsung will buy Viv Labs, which could ensure the quality of the A.I. assistant.
How The Galaxy Note 8 Can Save Samsung
What seems to be another of the Note 7 fiasco´s consequences, is how many users are waiting for the Note 8's release to see if there´s going to be another failure.
Facebook Might Release a Snapchat-Style Camera In Its Main App
Facebook is becoming more like Snapchat every day.
OnePlus 4 Rumors: 3 Ways The Powerhouse Budget Flagship Will Fail
Samsung and Apple´s new smartphones could be a huge threat to the OnePlus 4, considering that the hi-tech giants are betting a lot in the iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8.
Grab Sony Xperia XZ With Free Memory Card For Just $400, Details Here!
The Sony Xperia XZ has received a new price cut in the US. A quick look at the device's Amazon listing reveals you can grab a unit for as low as $399.99.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
The Role of Technology in Education in 2019
2019 is proving to be another great year for trends in educational technology. There are many upcoming trends that seem to have a bearing on the future of the sector with respect to technology.
New Retroreflective Material Could be Used in Nighttime Color-Changing Road Signs
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A thin film that reflects light in intriguing ways could be used to make road signs that shine brightly and change color at night, according to a study that will be published on Aug. 9 in Science Advances.
Top 5 Video Games to Play for a Truly Unique First Date
Video games have a way of taking us outside of ourselves and live in a fantasy world. It's even better when you're playing a game with someone special!