Netflix Offline Viewing Arrives on Windows 10

The Netflix Inc. website and logo are displayed on laptop computers arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Netflix Inc., the largest subscription streaming service, is expected to release earnings data on Jan. 22. (Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Netflix, which began offering offline viewing of its TV shows and movies on mobile devices last fall, expanded the feature on Monday to its Windows 10 app.

The new offering, spotted by Windows Central, gives Netflix an advantage over the competing Amazon Video, which has long allowed offline viewing for Prime members, but only for Android, iOS, and Amazon Fire devices.

How useful offline viewing is to you, of course, will depend largely on whether Netflix has an agreement with the owner of the content you want to watch. As Windows Central notes, the offline selection on Windows is mostly limited to Netflix originals—a large collection of blockbuster content, to be sure, but far from Netflix’s entire library available for streaming.

Similar to the Netflix mobile app, the Windows 10 app now lets you check all the downloadable content by clicking the “Available for Download” option in the left-hand menu.

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SOURCE: PC Mag, Tom Brant