Long car and bus rides just got a lot better for Netflix users. The streaming service announced yesterday that it had launched an online viewing option for its subscribers. The service is available on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets on the Netflix app.
Some titles cannot be streamed offline, include the recently released “Gilmore Girls: A Year in a Life,” but the company has promised to make additional content part of the program at some point.
“While many members enjoy watching Netflix at home, we’ve often heard they also want to continue their ‘Stranger Things’ binge while on airplanes and other places where internet is expensive or limited,” Netflix’s Director of Product Innovation Eddy Wu wrote yesterday.
Amazon Prime Video, YouTube Red and Starz’s mobile streaming app already offer this service.
This decision also follows Pandora’s addition of offline music streaming through its new Pandora Plus service, which was announced on September 15.