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You can now download your favorite Netflix shows and watch them offline

Anna Rahmanan
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Anna Rahmanan

Merry Christmas and happy Hanukkah, America!

In an effort to make our lives and our binge-watching habits even easier, Netflix just introduced the feature we've all been waiting for: offline viewing. 

Starting today, Netflix users have the option to download TV shows and movies and watch them at any time without an Internet connection.

"Many of your favorite streaming series and movies are already available for download, with more on the way, so there is plenty of content available for those times when you are offline. For example, Orange is The New Black, Narcos and The Crown are available for download today," said the company in an official statement.

Does that mean that only original Netflix programs will be available for download? Will the entire roster of movies and shows eventually be downloadable? We don't know.

Here is what we do know: users can choose between standard and higher quality downloads (although the latter will obviously require more storage space and take longer to download) and the feature is available on all phones and tablets that run on iOS 8.0 or later and Android 4.4.2 or later.

Your flight home for the holidays just got that much more entertaining. 

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