Here's some news from Netflix to make your travel and holiday plans a little easier.
As announced earlier this morning, Netflix is bringing offline downloads to your phone or tablet. Available on iOS or Android devices, users can select shows or movies to download now and watch at their convenience, even if they're offline.
At first glance, hour-long episodes of shows appear to take up about 200-250mb of space on your mobile device, so plan accordingly.
Airplane mode. Road trip mode. Stuck-in-the-subway-for-20-minutes mode. Your favorite stories are now available for download any time. pic.twitter.com/g7QZA3TyE8
— Netflix US (@netflix) November 30, 2016
Business Insider pointed out that most of the available programs seem to be Netflix original series, though the newly released Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life is not included. Other Netflix original series, such as Stranger Things, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and the newly added program about Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown, are ready to download.
Though not every series is available, much like shows on Amazon Prime's video platform, production studios may decide to alter their agreements with Netflix to become available for this new service.
There's a page within the updated Netflix app that will list what shows are available, but you'll also notice the download button as you browse to applicable content.
Get ready for your upcoming road trips, or cross-country flights, as this will definitely help bored or young travelers pass the time.