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  • We have a report of a new alert in the Netflix app for Windows that claims the app will no longer be able to download content for offline watching.
  • The alleged alert points you to using a mobile device for offline downloads instead.
  • However, another report suggests this is not happening. It’s possible Netflix is merely testing the idea.

Watching Netflix on the go is a snap with the official Netflix app for Windows. Even if you don’t have access to a data connection, you can always download content ahead of time and watch that as much as you like.

However, reports online say that Netflix is updating its Windows app — and possibly taking away the ability to download content for offline watching. If true, it would be a significant downgrade for subscribers who watch content on their laptops (which, let’s be honest, is a whole lot of people).