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Downloads are the new black: You can now Netflix and chill offline

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Netflix has many popular programmes on it, including Narcos and the Crown (Source: Getty)

Stranger Things have happened. But it’s still worth noting that Netflix has today announced a new download service.

Subscribers can now download their favourite series and films at no extra cost and watch them offline.

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“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,” Eddy Wu, director of product innovation said in a blog post today.

“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.”

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Wu added: “For example, Orange is the New Black, Narcos and the Crown are available for download today.”

Netflix said the new feature is open to all subscribers and available for phones and tablets on Android and iOS.

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