Netflix subscribers who own an iOS device will be pleased to hear that Smart Downloads are now finally available on the Netflix app.

The Smart Downloads feature was launched in July 2018 but it was only available on Android.

When connected to WiFi, Smart Downloads will automatically start downloading the next episode of a season you’re watching while quietly deleting the last episode you watched to make space.

Of course, you can opt-out of Smart Downloads entirely but we found the feature incredibly useful especially back in December when Eskom instituted load shedding.

“The faster our members can get to the next episode of their favorite stories, the better. Now, fans on the Netflix iOS app can get in on the fun and convenience of Smart Downloads, spending less time managing their downloads and more time watching. The feature is one more way we’re making it easier for Netflix fans to take the stories they love wherever they go,” a Netflix spokesperson said.

Once again, you must be connected to a WiFi network (preferably an uncapped one) for Smart Downloads to work, it will not download content using your mobile data.

The feature is live now and you can toggle it on and off in the Downloads sub-menu of the Netflix app.