Netflix made the news back in November when it launched the ability for Android users to download and watch shows offline. In its wake, Netflix now allows users to save those shows in a MicroSD Card. It’s worth noting that previously, you could only download the shows into your mobile’s built-in storage. That wasn’t much to brag about.
It’s not for all.
Though the release is intended for devices running the Android OS, it doesn’t include some devices. In case you’re wondering which ones they are, Google’s Pixel, Nexus, and certain Samsung devices don’t support MicroSD Cards.
Android Users – You can now download to your SD card so there's always room for more. pic.twitter.com/Uqt2GSjPw5
— Netflix US (@netflix) January 24, 2017
There’s a catch, though.
Even though you can now download shows to watch offline, you need to know that only a limited number of shows are available for download. And if that weren’t enough, any show you download is only valid for 7 days. Plus, once you’ve begun playback, you’ll have to finish watching the show within 48 hours.
The privacy check.
As a final thread to ensure the privacy of its data, Netflix has encoded the files in “.nvf” format. This means that the media file that you download on your Android device will not be compatible with any other media player on any other device.