Netflix Retracts Future Plans For Offline Playback

In the past, Netflix has publicly stated their future plans for offline streaming via tablets and mobile devices. When questioned about it recently in an interview with TechRadar, Cliff Edwards, the director of corporate communications and technology at Netflix stated the company is no longer pursuing that possibility and that it is “never going to happen”.

He elaborated more on the issue saying that offline playback would just be a “short term fix for a bigger problem” in which he referenced the lack of high-speed Wi-Fi access while on the go. Additionally, Netflix's licensing structure for third party content providers does not support this type of functionality, and it would require extensive renegotiations of all of their existing contracts.

Via: Engadget
Source: TechRadar

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