Downloadable content coming to Netflix?

By June 28, 2016 No Comments


Netflix’s next play? Downloadable content that allows users to take TV shows and movies on the go without worrying about high data charges.

Dan Taitz, chief operating officer at Penthera, a company that sells software to video streaming providers, told Fortune that “it’s obvious” Netflix will soon add a download feature for its subscribers.

“From industry sources, I know that Netflix is out in the market negotiating to get download rights in addition to streaming rights,” he said. “Content providers are getting asked that now from Netflix so [Netflix] can offer a download service.”

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said the company “must keep an open mind” about downloadable content during an earnings call in April.

Amazon, Comcast and Charter offer a video download feature.

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