How to use 'Download Next Episode'

To automatically download the next episode of a TV series, use Download Next Episode. When you finish watching a downloaded episode, we'll delete it from your device and automatically download the next episode in the series.

The very last episode of a series isn't automatically deleted after you watch it.

The Download Next Episode feature isn't available on ad-supported Netflix plans.

Turn Download Next Episode on or off

Android phone or tablet, iPhone, or iPad:

  1. Open the Netflix app.

  2. In the lower right, tap My Netflix .

  3. In the upper right, tap the Menu .

  4. Tap App Settings .

  5. Under Downloads, tap Smart Downloads .

  6. Toggle the switch next to Download Next Episode to turn the setting on or off.

Netflix app for Windows:

  1. Open the Netflix app.

  2. Select Menu , then My Downloads.

  3. At the top of the screen, select Smart Downloads.

  4. Use the switch under Download Next Episode to turn it on or off.

Download Next Episode:

  • It is available on devices that support downloads with the latest version of the Netflix app installed.

  • It works when connected to a Wi-Fi network, so your mobile data isn't used.

  • It won't take up more storage space other than what your downloads have already used.

If the next episode doesn't download, try these steps:

  • Make sure Download Next Episode is turned on.

  • Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network.

  • Check if the series has more episodes to download.

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