Netflix is making it easier to watch shows on mobile

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The new "Smart Downloads" setup, announced today in a blog post, will automatically delete episodes that are viewed and then download the next episode once you are connected to WiFi. "Whether it is smart downloading or viewing a mobile preview, we realise the best part of Netflix is connecting with the stories you will love in an easier and more fun way", he said. When they're through, they'll delete the episodes to make space on their devices and download a few more.

Netflix is figuring out how to make TV work on your smartphone, where downloading a TV show can mean less room for selfies or devour your data plan. Of course, Netflix requires a paid subscription in order to watch or download movies or TV shows, something which we're sure you know about already.

"We also want to emphasize that giving consumers more control over their entertainment experience is at the heart of everything we do, and members can choose when they want to use Smart Downloads".

The basic Netflix plan starts at $7.99 which allows you to stream content in standard definition on one display.

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Smart downloads are one-for-one.

The app for both iOS and Android, however, is absolutely free, and you can grab it from the links below.

Smart Downloads deletes Season 1, Episode 1, and automatically downloads Season 1, Episode 4. But the problem with the feature as it stood was that you had to manually download each episode in a series.

For now, the feature is limited to TV shows. So if you finish watching a season finale on your commute into work, you can connect to your office Wi-Fi and the next season's premiere will be waiting for you on your ride home.

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