Netflix look set to launch "offline mode" before the end of the year

Viewers will be able to watch content on the go, regardless of internet connection

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Netflix launched in Ireland back in 2012. Since that time, it has become a source of entertainment for thousands of homes across the country and 83 million people worldwide. It was one of the first subscription services to really take off here and it's gone from strength to strength. 

It now looks as though the company will launch a feature many of us have been waiting for; offline mode. 

At present, the streaming service only allows viewers to consume content whilst connected to the internet. If the rumours are true, we could have the ability to "save" shows and films to devices. 

Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, teased this feature earlier this year saying, "We should keep an open mind on this. As we expand around the world, where we see an uneven set of networks, it's something we should keep an open mind about."

While few details are known about this feature, it is thought that it will be limited to Netflix originals such as 'House of Cards'.

Dan Taitz, Penthera COO, believes this feature will arrive soon. 

"We know from our sources within the industry that Netflix is going to launch this product. My expectation is that by the end of the year Netflix will be launching download-to-go as an option for their customers."