How to download Netflix videos on your Android or iOS device



Subscribed to Netflix? We’ve got good news: Starting today, you can Netflix and chill on a plane or anywhere else… without an internet connection.

After years of speculation and rumors, the popular video-streaming service is finally allowing users to download movies and TV shows for offline viewing on their Android or iOS phone or tablet. For a while, it looked like the long-awaited feature was never going to see the light of day, but it’s here now. And Netflix is now a more compelling option for those looking to cut the cable cord because of it.

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So, how exactly do you go about downloading titles from Netflix on your mobile device? Here’s a quick tutorial to get you started.

  1. Download the latest version of the Netflix app from the App Store or Google Play
  2. Open the app and find a video you want to watch
  3. Tap the Download icon next to the Share icon to begin the download. Do note that not all videos are available for download, so if you have a particular title in mind, use the search function to find it, or select the Available for Download tab from the menu options on the left-hand side of the screen to browse and select a title for later
  4. Wait for the download to finish; once it does, it should appear on the My Downloads tab from the menu on the left. An interesting tidbit: Netflix will download videos onto an SD card if the app has been transferred
  5. Tap the play icon to start a video. To delete a downloaded video, simply hit the Edit button, then tap the X icon to remove the file from your

Bonus: You also have the option to change the video quality of downloaded content. It’s set to Standard by default, but you can go to Menu > App Settings > Downloads > Video Quality, then select Higher to download better versions of movies and shows.

So far, the feature works as intended, and we’ve added a number of series to our offline library. Our only gripe is that it doesn’t work on some of the content that we want to watch over and over again. Most Netflix originals are downloadable, with the exception of a few, like Marvel’s Jessica Jones and the new Gilmore Girls episodes.

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YouTube improves guidelines against medical misinformation

Taking the fight to the next level



Google is taking its fight against medical misinformation on its streaming platform to the next level.

YouTube has started streamlining its existing medical information guidelines, categorizing them into “Prevention”, “Treatment”, and “Denial” for a solid foundation for developing guidelines as other medical data arises.

Prevention will remove any information that contradicts prevention and transmission of health conditions.

This includes content around harmful substances, practices, or prevention methods, as well as claims that there is guaranteed protection against diseases like COVID-19 or other cases such as videos saying that MMR vaccines cause autism.

Treatment, meanwhile, deletes content that contradicts treatment of health conditions. For example, a video that promotes the use of caesium chloride (cesium salts), Hoxsey therapy, and coffee enema, among others, for cancer treatment shall be banned.

Lastly, Denial erases content that disputes the existence of a health condition. A popular instance would be videos denying that there is COVID-19, or that people have not died from the contagious disease.

Apart from these improved guidelines, YouTube plans to make playlists of cancer-related videos, partnering with Mayo Clinic for informational content.

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WhatsApp might soon let you chat with Telegram, other apps

Beta is ongoing



The European Union’s effect on Apple is well documented. The region is forcing the company to adopt USB-C as a standard. However, Apple isn’t the only target of the European Union’s ire. It is also targeting companies that it deems a “gatekeeper” in the world of technology. Meta is one of those companies. In response to the European Union, Meta is working on a WhatsApp update which allows cross-platform messaging.

Currently, WhatsApp does not allow users to interact with users on other messaging platforms like Telegram and WeChat. According to an ongoing beta spotted by WABetaInfo, Meta’s messaging app might soon allow users to message these third-party platforms straight from the app. Recipient users won’t need a WhatsApp account to use the feature.

After naming the world’s biggest tech companies as gatekeepers, the European Union is forcing them to enable interoperability with competing brands. WhatsApp’s new beta is an effort to comply with these new rules. Meta is required to implement the update by March next year.

The report does not reveal much about how the third-party chats will work. For example, will chats between platforms have the same features as chats between those on the same platform. If anything, WABetaInfo believes that WhatsApp will still retain the end-to-end encryption enjoyed by the main platform.

There is no word on when WhatsApp plans to implement the feature for all users.

SEE ALSO: WhatsApp now lets users share photos in HD

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Pick.A.Roo Wholesale announced for small, medium businesses

Improving the supply chain



Pick.a.roo Wholesale

Pick.A.Roo is introducing an innovative feature called Pick.A.Roo Wholesale which shall help the supply chain for small to medium-sized enterprises, including independent restaurants and bars.

This will let such business owners have direct access to the industry’s biggest suppliers and outlets, like S&R Wholesale, SuySing, Tiptop Distribution Inc., Farmer’s Market, Boozy, and more.

The collaboration between Pick.A.Roo and suppliers will allow the app to deliver to 40 key cities from a catalogue of about 400,000 stock-keeping units (SKUs), improving the way small and medium businesses can conveniently access supplies.

The streamlined approach eliminates the challenges of supply and stocking while giving owners flexibility for their orders, which can be delivered in a matter of hours.

Pick.A.Roo is available on the App Store and Google Play.

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