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Netflix Unveils Offline Streaming, Damns You to a Lifetime of Stranger Things Binging

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 31: (L-R) Actors Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Millie Bobby Brown and Finn Wolfhard of "Stranger Things" attend the BUILD Series at AOL HQ on August 31, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Netflix has finally gone the way of music streaming services and Amazon Video, and is now offering users offline access to certain titles on Apple and Android devices. The first swatch of programming that users will gain access to includes mostly the service’s original and exclusive series. Selected titles (rejoice, ye Crown fans!) are becoming available today, provided that you have at least iOS 8.0 or Android 4.4.2 working on your device, as well as the latest update of Netflix’s app.

Netflix’s director of program innovation, Eddy Wu, blogged to announce the feature. “While many members enjoy watching Netflix at home,” Wu wrote, “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.” It’s hard to remember a time when Stranger Things didn’t exist, and we weren’t constantly reading about what new music video its child actors were in, or what they just posted on social media, all the time. With Netflix offline streaming breeding even more stans of the show, the pre-Stranger Things days may become just a distant memory.

In order to get that show onto your phone, or whatever Netflix offering you may be unhappily addicted to at the moment, simply get the “Download” button on the selection’s “Details” page.