With “Downloads for you”, Netflix relies on artificial intelligence to save time for its users. On your smartphone's local storage, the streaming service will automatically download movies and series that may be of interest to you. In public transport, you will no longer have to wonder.
© Netflix The new auto-downloads feature of Netflix.
The hardest part on Netflix is finding something to watch. To solve this problem, the streaming service launches Downloads for you , a new option accessible from the Downloads tab of its application.
So Netflix will automatically download movies and episodes you might like. If one day, by mistake, you find yourself without a network, you can watch one of the content that will be available there.
The victory of AI
To configure this new function, the user has only one thing to do. He just needs to say how much storage can be allocated to Netflix automatic downloads (1, 3 or 5 GB) and the app takes care of everything. Until your next visit, some content will be available.
Gradually, Netflix is leaving more and more room for algorithms in the discovery of content. Some will find this function great, others will wonder if this type of system is not likely to show the same original Netflix content to everyone.