With Hulu announcing their new live-stream TV, we didn鈥檛 think that our cable-free lives could get any better 鈥 but now, Netflix is hinting to major changes in how we #NetflixandChill. One of the main things many people have complained about is that Netflix never had the option to download a show or movie to watch offline. This has basically been the worst part of Netflix for forever, but now, it seems like there might be hope.


In an interview with CNBC, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos hinted at the giant working on watch-later capabilities. Speaking about a potential 鈥渨atch-later鈥 option, Sarandos says that with the company expanding into many countries around the world, they鈥檝e seen that download culture is prevalent.

鈥淲e have talked a lot about this over the years and our belief is that broadband and WiFi become more and more ubiquitous, available in more and more places that you are, more and more minutes of the day,鈥 Sarandos said in the interview. 鈥淣ow as we鈥檝e launched in more territories鈥 They all have different levels of broadband speeds and WiFi access. So in those countries they have adapted their behaviors to be much more of a downloading culture. So in those emerging territories it starts to become a little more interesting. We still think for the developed world our thesis has been true but I think as we get into more and more (of the) undeveloped world and developing countries that we want to find alternatives for people to use Netflix easily.鈥

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While we have lots of WiFi and broadband, they believe, we don鈥檛 download to watch later as much. But that doesn鈥檛 mean that we don鈥檛 have the desire. While they can鈥檛 give us any dates on when this will happen, the very fact that they鈥檙e working on it over at Netflix HQ speaks volumes to the company鈥檚 dedication to providing us with the best streaming service they can.

We鈥檙e thrilled that we may be able to download a few movies onto our phones or tablets before travel so that we can keep up with our fave shows, even while sitting on the bus or taxiing on the runway. And for parents with little kids, this could make or break a road trip. Hopefully, they鈥檒l be able to announce when they plan to have such a service up and running.

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(h/t Buzzfeed News)