Netflix Sparks Outrage by Removing Download Feature

Written by Camilla Jessen

May.21 - 2024 9:40 AM CET

Netflix users are outraged after an unexpected update removed the download function.

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Netflix users worldwide are frustrated and angry after an unexpected update removed the download function from their Windows app.

This change has triggered a wave of discontent among Netflix subscribers who have often relied on watching content offline, especially when traveling or in areas with unreliable internet connections.

"This is a hard blow for those of us who travel a lot. Suddenly, you can no longer watch your downloads on long flights or train journeys," a disappointed user shared in an online forum dedicated to streaming services.

So far, only Windows users have been affected by this change, which has created additional confusion and frustration among them.

"Why only us? It makes no sense and is unfairly discriminatory," expressed another user, reflecting a growing sense of injustice among Windows users.

As a temporary solution, it is recommended to disable automatic updates in the Microsoft Store. This can prevent the loss of the download function in the short term, but it is not a sustainable solution, as future updates may force users to accept the new terms.

For those who wish to continue enjoying content on larger screens, it may become necessary to switch to devices with other operating systems such as macOS, Android, or iPadOS.

This decision by Netflix has not only impacted users' daily streaming habits but also raised questions about the future of offline content across different platforms.

"We hope that Netflix will reconsider their decision so we can continue to enjoy our favorite shows and movies on the go," added a third user.

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