Officially launching their download and watch offline feature across all of their markets, iflix hopes to keep their 6-month streak going. It’s been a quick half a year for the company since being the first Internet TV service to pop up in the Southeast Asian market. Unique to the brand, they’re the only subscription based service to natively offer downloadable content – nope, even Netflix doesn’t do it.
This isn’t that new though, since the feature has been living on your apps since the 8th of November for Android users and the 19th of November for iOS devices. There are some limitations though, you’re able to download 10 titles, movies or TV shows in any combination, and have them on your smartphone for 7 days; after which it’ll be automatically removed.
Stream your content to bigger screens through iflix integration with Google’s Chromecast, enabling you to keep it on your phone but take it to another level onto TVs if needed. The application and service has now reached 3 countries – Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines, with their reach promised to grow throughout other SEA countries in the near future.
Amassing 850,000 users in just half a year, the company envisions that this new product feature will “address the demands and challenges faced by consumers in emerging market, including inconsistent infrastructure, expensive and limited mobile data allowances. The launch of Download and Watch Offline is a testament to our commitment to provide the best service and experience possible to our subscribers.” – to quote Mark Britt, Group CEO.
Iflix will be supporting local content creators too, as they’ve said that next year, more Malaysian and Pan Asian productions will go live; adding to their existing 2000 hours of local content.
If you haven’t given iflix a go, head on over to www.iflix.com, they hand you a free 30-day trial to give the service a try, before having you to fork out RM 8 per month. You’ll be able to access the platform on your smartphone, tablets and PCs (Macs too).