Netflix is considering adding offline viewing

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Netflix is reportedly considering adding offline viewing to its services.

The streaming service has repeatedly ruled out such a feature in the past despite rivals offering the ability to download shows to watch later.

Last year, Netflix’s chief product officer Neil Hunt suggested that offline viewing made the experience too complex.

“It’s not going to be instant, you have to have the right storage on your device, you have to manage it,” he said. “I’m just not sure people are actually that compelled to do that, and that it’s worth providing that level of complexity.”

However in a recent earning’s call, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings seemed to be coming around to the idea.

With Netflix now expanding into more and more countries, some of which don’t always have connectivity to stream, offline viewing could be a key new feature.

Tech Insider quotes Reed as saying: “We should keep an open mind on all this.

He added: “As we expand around the world where we see an uneven set of networks, it’s something we should keep an open mind about.”