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Bloody brilliant news for Netflix users

'Narcos' is one of the shows available for download
'Narcos' is one of the shows available for download

It has long been in the pipeline but finally, from today, Netflix subscribers can download their favourite shows and watch them offline.

All subscribers have to do is update the app and they can download a whole bunch of shows to watch on a device wherever they are.

This is brilliant news if you happen to be somewhere with spotty or simply brutal wifi, or even on a plane.

Shows that are available to download, because not every single item on Netflix is downloadable, will have a little download button beside them and you can also now search under a menu called 'Available for Download'.

A quick scan suggests that almost all Netflix Original shows, such as 'Narcos', 'House of Cards' and 'Stranger Things' are available for download but shows such as 'The Good Wife' and 'Homeland' are not.

In a statement on the Netflix site, Eddy Wu, Director of Product Innovation said:

Netflix members worldwide can now download in addition to stream great series and films at no extra cost.

While many members enjoy watching Netflix at home, we’ve often heard they also want to continue their Stranger Things binge while on airplanes and other places where Internet is expensive or limited. Just click the download button on the details page for a film or TV series and you can watch it later without an internet connection.

Many of your favorite streaming series and movies are already available for download, with more on the way, so there is plenty of content available for those times when you are offline. For example, Orange is The New Black, Narcos and The Crown are available for download today.

The new feature is included in all plans and available for phones and tablets on Android and iOS.