Downloadable content coming to Netflix?

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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.

Andrew Dodson

Andrew Dodson is a journalist from Michigan who writes for MLive.com, the state's top online news source. Email him at andrewdodson@streamingobserver.com.
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