Netflix users can now download content to watch offline

Hit series including 'Stranger Things', 'Orange Is The New Black' and 'Narcos' are now available to download.

As of today (November 30), Netflix users can watch some of its content offline for the first time.

Confirming recent rumours about offline viewing , the streaming giant announced in a statement on its website: “Netflix members worldwide can now download in addition to stream great series and films at no extra cost.”

The statement continued: “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.”

At present, only some of Netflix’s content is available to download for offline viewing, but the streaming giant promised that there will be “more on the way”. To take advantage of the new download feature, Netflix users will first need to make sure they have the most recent version of the app.

A report last month (October) claimed that Netflix is planning to spend a massive $6 billion on content next year. This sum will be spent on original series such as Stranger Things and House Of Cards. It will also fund new additions to its library of films and classic TV shows.