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Finally from Netflix: Downloads!

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>> Finally from Netflix the download button, on Wednesday the video app giving us an update. Now you can binge watch on those long, long train, plain and car rides without Internet access. Reuters Breaking View columnist Jennifer Saba.>> To me, it's basically saying like Amazon is getting under their skin.
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Because this is something you've been able to do with Amazon for a while.>> Earlier this year, Amazon took a swipe at Netflix as it launched a monthly membership for Prime Video. Online video is going gangbusters, and competition has been wrapping up fast, from YouTube to iTunes.>> Amazon, though, I think is probably directly going head to head with Netflix.
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In fact, Amazon just announced that they were going global. So they're a little more advanced and far along. They've moved the ball further down the field, both of them, than some of the other players.>> For Netflix, the global market is where the growth is, and a download function could help lure subscribers in countries in Asia and Africa where Internet access can be more difficult.
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But beware, not everything has a download button just yet. Sorry, Gilmore Girl fans, you still need Internet access. For Stranger Things, The Crowd, and Narco, all Netflix originals you can binge watch away anywhere, any time from today.