Netflix Announces Ability to Download Programs… And It’s Great for Cruisers

If you wanted to watch Netflix on a cruise, you used to only have a few options. Most cruise lines have notoriously slow Internet speeds (although they are getting better).

Slow connection speeds meant that trying to stream video from your account while on the ship was shaky at best, and impossible at worst. In fact, due to the amount of data consumed, some cruise lines banned streaming services, even if their Internet speeds could support streaming.

If you’re a Netflix-lover and want to watch your favorite shows while on a cruise, then there is some excellent news. Netflix now allows users to download programs and play them back later without using an Internet connection. That means as long as you plan ahead to download your show, you can watch without having to connect to the online service.

Best of all, the service works on your smartphone or tablet — as long as you have iOS (Apple) or Android operating system.

This really is a game-changer when it comes to watching Netflix on a cruise. Without the need for a data connection, you can now watch wherever you are on the ship — even in the middle of the ocean. It’s the perfect way to enjoy your shows without the hiccups, buffering, and expense that would come with trying to watch through the ship’s Internet.

For more details on how to download and watch programs via Netflix, check out the video below. Note that not every show is available for download.

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