Nordic region’s Canal Digital adds offline viewing

Starting today, customers of Nordic DTH provider Canal Digital can download movies, series and shows to watch offline. This means that content covered by the new feature can be viewed whenever and wherever the user wants, for example when travelling, in places without coverage – and also to save on the use of mobile data. […]

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 […]

YouTube Go launches in India

YouTube has launched a beta version its offline service, YouTube Go, in India after months of “testing and refinement”. YouTube said that the service is available for Android devices and is designed to be offline-first to improve the experience of watching videos on a slower network. YouTube Go also offers video recommendations based on user-preferences; controls to […]

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 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 […]

YouTube targets Indian viewers with ‘offline first’ app

YouTube is due to rollout a new “offline first” mobile app for the Indian market. YouTube Go is due to roll out in the next few months and was reimagined “from the ground up” in a bid to bring YouTube to “the next generation of viewers”. YouTube said the app uses recommendations, is designed to […]

NBCU’s Hayu to launch offline viewing, Apple TV support

NBCUniversal International’s subscription video-on-demand service, Hayu, is due to add offline viewing options and is set to launch on Apple TV. From the fourth quarter, viewers will be able to download shows from the Hayu and watch them wherever they are, without needing to be connected to the web. The service will also be available […]