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    Now You Can Take Your Netflix Marathons Offline

    Get your binge on. In a move that coincides both with Amazon Video’s global rollout and with a whole lot of people traveling without Wi-Fi on their way home for the holidays, Netflix has introduced a download option for phones and tablets that lets subscribers watch their original content (and a portion of other offerings) offline. While licensing can be complex, it’s a plan that could boost Netflix’s usefulness in emerging markets that lack widespread, reliable internet — a key move as the company’s U.S. growth has slowed.

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