Update: Smart Downloads are now available on iOS devices!
Since downloads became available on Netflix back in 2016 many people have made use of these when travelling or when they have patchy internet. Today, for Android users at least, Netflix have improved the downloads and will automatically download the next episode and delete the old one once you’ve watched it.
The video below explains it very simply and also clarifies that if you prefer to manually download your episodes old-school then you can turn off the Smart Downloads option in the settings.
Smart Downloads are available in the Android app from today (10th June 2018) and we suspect that it will be added to iOS once various hoops have been jumped through at Apple… We’ll keep you updated!