While you may have been filling up your social calendar with couch time for all the new TV shows and movies arriving on Netflix in September, the streaming company鈥檚 rivals were busy revealing new features.

TL;DR:聽Amazon is going offline and Hulu is going commercial-free. Check out all the deets below.

anazon video offline viewing

Amazon Video On the Go: Wednesday Amazon announced a new ability 鈥 Amazon Prime subscribers can now DL content onto their Android/iOS devices to the Amazon Video app without any additional fee, making content watching anywhere and everywhere a buffer-free zone. Those that pay the annual Amazon Prime fee and live in the US, UK, Germany or Austria (first to get this feature) will be able to take their fave shows and movies on the train, in the car and even on the plane for free without the concern of spotty WiFi. Just make sure you complete the DL prior to exiting a WiFi zone and make sure you鈥檙e not actually the one driving any of those modes of transport when viewing ;)

While this feature has been available on Amazon devices like Fire TV and Kindle Fire in the past, this is the first time it is expanding to new products. More interesting, it appears Amazon will be the only streaming co that will be allowing offline capabilities for a while, if not forever. According to聽The Hollywood Reporter聽Netflix聽will never be going that route (no really,聽the聽streaming company鈥檚 director of corporate communications and technology Cliff Edwards *literally* said it鈥檚 鈥渘ever going to happen鈥). Netflix sees聽that as a short-term solution for the long-term problem of quality WiFi access. Clearly don鈥檛 hold your breath, Netflix subscribers ;)

hulu commercial free plan

Commercial-Free Hulu: The company that saved聽The Mindy Projectalso had some news to share Wednesday. The streamer now offers a 鈥淣o Commercials鈥 plan for $11.99/month (for those not wanting to spend that聽much there鈥檚 also the 鈥淟imited Commercials鈥 plan for $7.99/month). So now you can say farewell to all those obnoxiously loud, long and irrelevant ads while you鈥檙e bingeing聽Empire. TY Hulu.

Are you more excited about Amazon offering offline viewing or Hulu鈥檚 new commercial-free plan? Or are you into both equally? Share those thoughts with us in the comments.

(h/t Vulture, photos via Amazon聽+ Hulu)