Do a happy dance Netflix subscribers! The streaming video giant just launched offline mode. A tweet from the company reads “Airplane mode. Road trip mode. Stuck-in-the-subway-for-20-minutes mode. Your favorite stories are now available for download any time.”
Plenty of users have pushed Netflix for months, and even years, to provide offline streaming of shows and movies. But the popular service for cord cutters seemed hesitant to join its competitors like Amazon and Starz. The feature is useful people in areas with spotty reception and those who can’t ever seem to stay within the confines of their cellular data plan. However, air travelers welcome offline mode the most. Allowing users to view offline movies may lead some away from expensive (and slow) WiFi on airplanes. And offline streaming provides relief for long layovers in airports with poor public WiFi.
Plenty of folks expressed their excitement of the streaming giant’s announcement on social media Tuesday:
— Snappa (@snappa) November 30, 2016
— Larry Kim (@larrykim) November 30, 2016
— Lauren Windle (@_Lauren_Celeste) November 30, 2016
Currently Netflix has over 70 million subscribers worldwide. But make sure you watch in moderation. Too much could be bad for your health.