Netflix is unquestionably the king of streaming services — at least when you’re watching it from the comfort of your own couch. When you’re heading up to the lake, or taking a 6-hour flight and want to throw on PAW Patrol, Sofia The First or some other proven kid-quieter, Netflix is your nemesis. At least it was. The company just announced the addition of an offline mode that allows you to download content at home and watch it whenever you want. Your travel day just got a lot smoother.
Airplane mode. Road trip mode. Stuck-in-the-subway-for-20-minutes mode. Your favorite stories are now available for download any time. pic.twitter.com/g7QZA3TyE8Must Reads
— Netflix US (@netflix) November 30, 2016
This announcement means that, for no extra cost, subscribers can now download certain content to their iOS or Android devices to watch wherever they want. And while Netflix has touted the fact that you can download originals like Narcos or Black Mirror, you’re probably more interested in which kids’ content you can take with you. There are plenty of movies: Minions, The Angry Birds Movie, Kung-Fu Panda 3, Spy Kids, and The Legend Of Frosty The Snowman. Plenty of shows you watch a thousand times: Thomas & Friends, The Magic School Bus, Masha And The Bear, Pokemon, and Beat Bugs. And, of course, you can download most of Netflix’s other awesome original series for kids.
Before you get too excited, there’s also some favorites that are not available for download. This includes flicks like Disney’s animated hit Zootopia or the Netflix original The Little Prince. Still, your kids (and you) should be pretty psyched. And if they’re whining that they can’t access the entire catalog of content, tell them they can read that dated copy of SkyMall instead.