I think it’s safe to say that all parents would be seriously lost without Netflix. Whether you’re trying to sneak in a quick shower or get the kitchen semi-clean, there’s nothing easier than plopping your kids in front of the TV for a 20-minute Phineas and Ferb episode.
Well this morning, parents everywhere got the best news to come out of 2016 (kidding, but really): Netflix is now offering downloads of select shows, so you can watch them without an Internet connection!
My immediate response to this news went something like this: YASSSSS! FINALLY! HOW???
In a statement, Netflix explained the amazing new feature, which honestly seemed like a pipe dream until this moment.
“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.”
Right now this option is limited to only Netflix-produced shows, like Orange Is the New Black, Stranger Things, and The Crown (for parents), and Word Party, Beat Bugs, and Puffin Rock (for kids), but Netflix promises that there are more on the way.
To download your fave episodes for later, you need to update the app first, and then when you look up a show, the download button will appear right next to the episode title. The feature is included (at no extra charge) on all payment plans and available for phones and tablets on Android and iOS.
With lots of families preparing to travel this December, this seriously could not have come at a better time. From long road trips to dreaded airplane rides, Netflix will be every parent’s saving grace this holiday season.