If the limit is exceeded, the platform blocks the download of a new episode of the same TV series. The threshold cannot be circumvented by using another profile or by trying to download the content from a secondary device. The only way to download new titles is to delete one of the saved episodes.
Netflix has introduced a feature that allows users to watch movies even without the internet. However, there are limits
Users have been clamoring about this offline watching feature for years. Netflix paying heed to the requests of users launched the feature to download movies in December 2016. However, there is a catch, i.e., a limit has been defined on the number of downloads that can be done.
Let’s get into the details as to how many titles can be downloaded from the streaming platform? First of all, you need to select the device on which you want to save the movie. As is known, movies, especially those in HD take a lot of space. Therefore, it is needless to write that you need to have an ample amount of space to download the movies on your device.
With this premise of a technological nature, let’s move on to the most important obstacle, i.e., the limits imposed by Netflix. The problem is not sourced from the streaming platform, but the agreements that Netflix has signed with the production studios, owners of the video content. These licenses, in fact, provide for a maximum of titles that can be downloaded for the same movie. Therefore, if we exceed the limit, there will be a warning given by Netflix to delete the downloaded content, as claimed by many users who had downloaded the content and received this message.
At this point, someone might ask a question, i.e., are the limits also valid if the download of a movie is made on different devices? Before answering, it is important to remember that Netflix allows you to access shows simultaneously from multiple devices (up to 4). Nothing changes. If you try to download an episode on another device, Netflix will send us another error message, warning you that you have exceeded the maximum threshold that the license provides for that content.
What to do in order to download Netflix movies?
What can you do? Very simple. You need to delete one or more episodes of the series we saved on the devices and then continue to download more. You will also have to close and reopen the application or refresh the site if a browser is used.
Netflix limits the download of TV series
Once the maximum threshold is exceeded, the platform blocks the download of new episodes. For what reason? Well, it is due to the fault of agreements with production studios
Netflix has now introduced the long-awaited functionality that allows you to download the contents of the streaming platform and to watch them comfortably even offline, without having to use the internet connection. However, the download is not completely free.
The service is particularly useful because, in addition to saving data traffic (as we know an HD movie is able to drain much of the internet plan), it offers the possibility of accessing the titles even in the presence of connections that are not very fast. However, it is possible to download the episode on your device that you are following, a movie or documentary that you like. Download the content and watch it on your device. The functionality, however, has limitations, which impose on users a maximum threshold of contents for which it is possible to download.
Because the download is not unlimited
This is not Netflix’s fault. The titles on the streaming platform belong to the production studios (except for the original Netflix content). Netflix must sign agreements with the majors in order to use them, and some of these licenses may include a maximum number of titles to download. If the limit is exceeded, the platform blocks the download of a new episode of the same TV series. The threshold cannot be circumvented by using another profile or by trying to download the content from a secondary device. The only way to download new titles is to delete one of the saved episodes.