Netflix has begun testing a new feature in its mobile app that might be a good thing for people not to have nothing to watch even at a time without the Internet – or it could be a problem for people with space issues. "Downloads For You" automatically downloads content that the app thinks may be of interest to the user, even if they have never watched it before.
The feature has been viewed by the folks at Android Police and can be roughly translated as "Downloads for You". It is very reminiscent of Smart Downloads that is already available to all users and anyone who uses the Netflix in-app program download tool should already know. When you download a few episodes in a series and start watching, if Smart Downloads is on, it will automatically download new episodes whenever you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Downloads For You will do something similar, but with recommended content, that you have never seen. When activating the feature for the first time the user will be able to choose a space limit that he can occupy on the smartphone, to avoid unpleasant surprises. Of course the feature can be turned off at once too.
The idea may be interesting because it may happen that you run out of internet due to a carrier failure and your phone has some content you enjoy ready to watch.
The feature is not yet available in all versions of the app and may come with some other news as well. The folks at Android Police cite a new brightness adjustment tool within the app that will make it more convenient to adjust without using the Android or iOS bar.
Also, for folks who like to be more technical, a new tab called "Playback Specifications" should finally be implemented soon, showing details of how content can play on your device. The Android Police, however, states that reports of this tool have not always been accurate, showing misleading information in some cases.
Source: Android Police