New Netflix app won’t support one of its major features for Windows users

Netflix is working on an updated app version that won't include a useful and popular feature.

Netflix is undergoing changes to provide its users with new updates, including watching live events, better streaming quality, and compatibility with ad-supported plans.

However, Netflix's "Downloads" feature will be removed for Windows 10 and 11 users in June of this year.

The message that some Netflix users received was shared online and reads:

"Coming soon: A new Windows app experience. The update includes access to live events, compatibility with ad-supported plans, and more! Downloads will no longer be supported, but you can continue to watch TV shows and movies offline on a supported mobile device."

The news didn’t go unnoticed by people online. X (formerly Twitter) user @ArtemR started a discussion by sharing, “What!??? @netflix is updating its Windows desktop app and "making it better" by removing the ability to download offline. This is how I watch Netflix on the plane. This is a terrible change.”

Many users also expressed their disappointment about the feature's removal, as it proved useful for those who travel a lot or don't have a stable internet connection.

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