Netflix says offline playback is ‘by no means going to occur’

Netflix says offline playback is 'never going to happen'

Ever since Netflix mistakenly stated that offline viewing would come to Honeycomb tablets, we have waited (and opined) for the second when it’d occur. Sadly, the streaming firm is popping a blind eye to our wants as its head of communications saying that cached playback is “by no means going to occur.” In an interview with TechRadar, Cliff Edwards stated that the function is a “brief time period repair for a much bigger drawback,” specifically a scarcity of excessive-velocity WiFi in sure locations. So far as he is involved, we’re not distant from having ubiquitous web wherever we dare to tread.

In fact, offline viewing would require a variety of negotiations with studios decided to guard what’s left of their gross sales income. We would not have been stunned had the corporate merely refused to debate the query ought to issues change sooner or later. Due to Edwards’ readiness to shoot down the thought as soon as and for all, it is clear that Netflix is joyful to disregard the big variety of conditions the place WiFi or mobile connectivity is bodily unattainable or troublesome to acquire. Maybe he will not be so fast to dismiss our wishes after he is suffered by way of a couple of lengthy-haul flights with a damaged at-seat leisure console.

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