Netflix is coming with a ‘free offline’ offer that you cannot refuse
Netflix plans to come with an offer to allow all Netflix subscribers to watch movies offline giving you a new film experience, but US audience may not get it now.
Netflix COO Ted Sarandos told CNBC, on the occasion of show “The Crown”, offline mode may help more audience in regions not having much of internet speeds,
“We have talked a lot about this over the years and our belief is that broadband and Wi-Fi become more and more ubiquitous, available in more and more places that you are, more and more minutes of the day,” Sarandos said hinting at more penetration into Asia and Middle East.
“Now as we’ve launched in more territories … They all have different levels of broadband speeds and Wi-Fi access. So in those countries they have adapted their behaviors to be much more of a downloading culture. So in those emerging territories it starts to become a little more interesting. We still think for the developed world our thesis has been true but I think as we get into more and more (of the) undeveloped world and developing countries that we want to find alternatives for people to use Netflix easily.”
Netflick COO said, offline streaming may be launched soon, Netflick now “looking at it now, so we’ll see when”. The streaming offline mode will allow Netflick’s subscribers to use Netflix’s app and download films. Netflick COO didn’t reveal more information of new offline streaming.
Earlier in 2016, Netflix has added operations in to 130 new countries, making its reach to 190 so far. Netflix now enjoys a over 3.2 million new international subscribers.
Netflix major challenge comes from Amazon Prime Video that allows users to watch films offline mode.
Oups: Reed Hastings says that Netflix “should keep an open mind” on offline viewing. That’s new.
— Janko Roettgers (@jank0) April 18, 2016