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Yaddo adds offline viewing options

Yaddo, the documentary SVOD service set up by former BBC executive Nick Fraser, has added offline viewing options. Users can now download titles to watch titles when they are without internet access via the latest update to its Android and iOS applications. The update also includes minor bug fixes and improvements, and a three-month introductory […]

Netflix adds new download option for Android

Netflix is now letting Android users download programmes to their device’s SD card, offering expanded offline viewing options. The update, which is included in the latest version of the Netflix Android app, lets users select a ‘download location’ as part of their app settings. This means viewers can control where they save downloaded content for […]

Netflix criticised over patchy downloads

Netflix has been criticised by consumers for the patchy availability of its programming on its new download service. The US streaming company finally introduced a download service this week, but some consumers have been surprised to find that not all of the content on the platform is available, including films and series from Disney and […]

Netflix introduces downloading

Netflix has introduced the ability to download content as well as stream, enabling users to view its originals and other content offline. The download capability will be available to subscribers to the streaming VOD company’s service at no extra cost. The new feature is included in all plans and available for phones and tablets on […]

Netflix looks at offline mode for some countries

Netflix is looking at introducing an offline-viewing mode in developing countries to make to easier for viewers to access content. In an interview with CNBC, chief content officer Ted Sarandos said that content downloads is something that Netflix is “looking at now” but did not say when this would roll out. “We have talked a […]

Sky Go users gain download options in Germany

Sky in Germany has added offline-viewing functionality to its Sky Go mobile TV service, allowing users to download content to their smartphones and tablets. The Sky Go Extra option can be added for €4.99 per month, allowing users to watch movies, series, children’s programming and documentaries offline anywhere in the world.  “With Sky Go Extra […]

BBC launches iPlayer on Xbox One, extends offline viewing window

The BBC has launched its iPlayer catch-up service for Xbox One consoles in the UK and has extended the offline-viewing window for content watched on mobile devices.  Viewers accessing the catch-up service from mobiles, tablets as well as computers will now be able to watch downloaded shows offline for a period of 30, instead of […]

BSkyB taking on iTunes with movie download service

BSkyB will launch a new download to own service dubbed ‘buy and keep’. It will allow subscribers to buy movies and sit alongside the UK pay TV operator’s existing pay per view service, Andrew Griffith told delegates at the Guardian Changing Media Summit in London. Sky is keen to break into the growing UK download […]

Sony launches 4K download service

Sony has what it claims to be the first 4K video download service, offering feature films and TV shows in the Ultra-HD format.  Video Unlimited 4K launched this week with around 70 native 4K films and shows from Sony Pictures Entertainment and other producers, with Sony planning to up this to more than 100 titles […]