How to use 'Download Next Episode'

To download the next episode of a TV series automatically, use Download Next Episode (called Smart Downloads on devices running Windows 10 or Windows 11 and some Chromebook and Chromebox models). When you finish watching a downloaded episode, it will be deleted and the next episode in the series will be automatically downloaded for you.

If there are no more episodes to download in a series, the last watched episode won't be deleted.

To turn Download Next Episode on or off:

On an Android phone or tablet, iPhone, or iPad:

  1. From the lower right, tap My Netflix, then tap Downloads .

  2. From the upper left, tap Smart Downloads .

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

On a device running Windows 10 or Windows 11:

  1. Select Menu , then My Downloads.

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

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

Download Next Episode:

  • Is available on devices that support downloads and running the latest version of the Netflix app.

  • Works when you're connected to Wi-Fi, so your cellular data won't be used.

  • Won't affect your device storage beyond what you've already downloaded.

If the next episode doesn't download, make sure:

  1. Download Next Episode is toggled on.

  2. Your device is connected to Wi-Fi.

  3. There is another episode in the series.

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