Netflix now lets you watch your favorite shows offline

Posted at 11:45 AM, Nov 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-30 11:48:54-05

NEW YORK — You can now Netflix and chill without internet connection.

Netflix is allowing users to download their favorite TV shows and movies on its streaming services to watch offline. The company announced Friday that the new feature will be available worldwide.

"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," the streaming service wrote in a press release.

So, Netflix lovers will no longer have to worry about data usage or searching for the nearest wifi connection.

Only a few shows, such as "Orange is the New Black," "Narcos" and "The Crown" are currently available for download, but Netflix promises more will be added in the near future.

The feature is available for all phones and tablets on Android and iOS.

Netflix seems to be a latecomer to the offline-streaming world. Amazon offers an offline viewing option for select movies and TV shows on its Instant Video service. Epix and Starz also have the same service.