Friday, April 22, 2016

Offline Streaming

Amazon has it already, so Netflix should too.
Offline streaming might be a future option for Netflix. CEO Reed Hastings said Tuesday in an earnings interview that he's okay with leaving the door open to the possibility of letting users download movies and TV shows.
"We should keep an open mind on this," Hastings said during the earnings interview (at the 22:30 mark). "We've been so focused on click-and-watch and the beauty and simplicity of streaming. But as we expand around the world, where we see an uneven set of networks, it's something we should keep an open mind about."
Although Hastings isn't promising anything, this comment is still noteworthy since the company is considering changing a longstanding policy. Last year, the company said that offline streaming was "not gonna happen" because it was too complex.

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