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Netflix offering downloads of some shows to watch offline

Taylor Schilling, left, Natasha Lyonne and Lin Tucci in Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black." (Ursula Coyote for Netflix)
Taylor Schilling, left, Natasha Lyonne and Lin Tucci in Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black." (Ursula Coyote for Netflix)

Netflix Inc. will now allow users to download shows and movies to their smartphones and tablets to watch when they’re offline, the company said Wednesday.

Netflix said many popular movies and series are already available for download, including its original shows “Orange Is the New Black” and “The Crown.”

Besides garnering some amount of goodwill from customers, Netflix may also benefit from the data it can gather from users of the new feature.

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