Netflix CEO not opposed to offline playback

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has an open mind when it comes to offline playback, may be implemented one day.

@seanridgeley
Published Tue, Apr 19 2016 11:23 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

Streaming services like Spotify and Amazon Instant Video offer the option for offline playback -- the key benefit of which is the ability to listen to or watch content in situations where Wi-Fi is not available -- and it may only be a matter of time before Netflix offers the same. Its CEO Reed Hastings, when questioned on the prospect in an earnings call this week, clearly indicated it's not something he's opposed to.

Netflix CEO not opposed to offline playback | TweakTown.com

"We should keep an open mind on all this... as we expand around the world where we see an uneven set of networks, it's something we should keep an open mind about."

Should the service one day implement it, it's likely stored content would disappear after 48 hours.

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Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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