Netflix Looking into an Offline Viewing Feature Dylan Duarte November 2, 2016 News Netflix is now closer than ever to releasing offline viewing, which would allow fans to download content to view it later. It’s a service that Amazon Prime Instant Video offers, but something Netflix has only been talking about. Now it looks like it may soon become a reality, though there’s a catch: it won’t be coming to the United States anytime soon. The reason for this seems to be that Netflix is prioritizing markets that don’t have reliable Internet; these are the areas where the feature would be the most handy, according to Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. He’s not wrong. While broadband access isn’t a sure thing in the U.S., it’s much more common here than it is in undeveloped countries. Offline viewing would allow consumers in those countries to go somewhere with Internet, download their shows and movies, and then be good for the night. Sarandos didn’t say when offline viewing would launch, nor did he narrow it down to any specifical launch territories, only that they’re currently “looking at it,” so take that for what it’s worth. Share This With The World!