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    Netflix announces 'Downloads For You' for mobile devices

    Android app updated with option to auto-download recommended shows and movies.
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    Re: Netflix announces 'Downloads For You' for mobile devices

    Or I could decide what I want to watch myself?

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    Re: Netflix announces 'Downloads For You' for mobile devices

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    Or I could decide what I want to watch myself?
    No-one's stopping you. I think this feature is more aimed at people who use Netflix's recommendations in the first place, and making that more useful for them, rather than trying to recruit more people into Netflix recommendations.

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    Re: Netflix announces 'Downloads For You' for mobile devices

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    Or I could decide what I want to watch myself?
    Well, exactly. My general experience of "recommendations" like this is that I rarely, if ever, agree with them. They are usually just a total waste .... for me. (*)

    However, it is an opt-in system. On that proviso, I see no problem (providing it stays opt-in). Anyone that finds the recommendations useful can do so and the rest of us can trundle along as we were, deciding for ourselves.

    That is to say, it's a feature of no interest to me, but provided it's not foisted on me whether I want it or not, it's also not a problem for me.



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    Re: Netflix announces 'Downloads For You' for mobile devices

    Heyyyy little friend do you want a cookie, maybe a ride in my van to the candy store.

    I will have to pass on any recommendation engine, it is one of the things i hate the most.

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    Re: Netflix announces 'Downloads For You' for mobile devices

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    Or I could decide what I want to watch myself?
    What and take away your free will? We can't have that......
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    Re: Netflix announces 'Downloads For You' for mobile devices

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    What and take away your free will? We can't have that......
    Free will? What's that?

    I remember my Kindle Fire tablets doing this automatically on Prime Video. The only time I watched anything was the week I moved home, and didn't have internet for a week. And the only thing worth watching was the Vin Diesel classic "The Last Witch Hunter". A film I'd never willingly force myself to watch... but got so bored I watched it. It was as expected... everything else it did download were utter trash.

    Secondly, the service is opt-in, so a user must be aware of the option and toggle it on to make use of it.
    This assumes you'll remember you turned it on. There are so many things I turn on, then forget, until a lot later!

    Having said that, I assume some users will know how to turn off downloading via mobile data, and used via wi-fi only. Right? Cause all mobile users are 100% tech savvy...
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    Re: Netflix announces 'Downloads For You' for mobile devices

    With a 1TB data cap here, I'm keeping that off.

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    Re: Netflix announces 'Downloads For You' for mobile devices

    I actually think this is a great idea, as somebody with unlimited date and 256gb internal storage this would probably encourage me to discover more shows/movies than if I were left to my own devices... trapped in a car etc. with limited internet, anything starts to look appealing...

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