Netflix users in Nigeria can now download movies and TV shows on the network at no extra cost. Except for data cost of course.
This is one feature that most users have been craving for and it’s finally here. Thankfully, this feature isn’t limited to a particular region. As a matter of fact, Netflix users in Nigeria can also download movies and TV shows available on the service.
While this sounds fascinating, there’s a but. Or rather, some buts. The download feature operates similar to YouTube’s download feature (Yes, YouTube has a download feature on the app). What this means is, the video will be downloaded and thus, available for offline viewing. But, you’d most likely not be able to find them in your gallery or videos folder.
Secondly, while the Netflix download feature is available to Android and iOS users, not all Android and iOS phone gets the flavor.
Why Can’t you download Netflix Movies and TV shows on your Android or iOS device?
The new feature is only available to Android and iOS. iOS users needs to be running iOS 8.0 or later. Android users needs to be running Android 4.4.2 or later. Plus, you’d need to be running the latest version of the Netflix app.
If you’d like to read through the official announcement, here you go:
Netflix members worldwide can now download in addition to stream great series and films at no extra cost.
While many members enjoy watching Netflix at home, we’ve often heard they also want to continue their Stranger Things binge while on airplanes and other places where Internet is expensive or limited. Just click the download button on the details page for a film or TV series and you can watch it later without an internet connection.
Many of your favorite streaming series and movies are already available for download, with more on the way, so there is plenty of content available for those times when you are offline. For example, Orange is The New Black, Narcos and The Crown are available for download today.
The new feature is included in all plans and available for phones and tablets on Android and iOS.
To start downloading today, please update your Netflix app to the most recent version and take us with you to enjoy Netflix everywhere you go. If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center.