Netflix to launch offline viewing mode before end of 2016


Netflix, the video streaming service provider, will be providing a distinguished feature, the offline mode, by the end of this year. The new feature will be added to the desktop and mobile apps of Netflix. Subscribers will have the option of downloading some of Netflix’s content (Netflix Originals).

Netflix Originals has a growing catalogue with Netflix partnering with various companies for investment into the production of its own series and movies such as House of Cards and Beasts of No Nation.

This new feature will actually be of great benefit for Africans. The limited broadband infrastructure and low internet connectivity available in the African continent (with an internet penetration rate of 29 per cent), users in Africa will have a great advantage. They will not have to always be connected for content viewing.

Source: Next TV News Africa

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Cera-Jane Catton is a writer and journalist with years of experience in community newspapers, blogging and freelance journalism. She has worked in a cache of capacities, often finding herself behind or in front of the cameras, intentionally and less so. She has been a stunt double in two Bollywood movies, has worked in various capacities on a number of natural history documentaries, and other international productions shot in South Africa. Cera is a former Screen Africa journalist.


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