Netflix shuts the door on offline playback: ‘It’s never going to happen’

Netflix isn’t concerned about providing your entertainment on a flight or any place else that lacks a strong Wi-Fi signal. The streaming service recently (again) reiterated that it has no plans to support offline playback. “It’s never going to happen,” Netflix’s Cliff Edwards recently told TechRadar. When asked by The Verge to confirm Edwards’ remarks, a spokesperson provided the following statement: “We have been asked the same question for several years and have always given the exact same answer.”

So the company’s message couldn’t be much clearer: offline playback isn’t in the cards, and it never really was to begin with. Netflix does seems more concrete and definitive about the subject now. In January, Joris Evers — then Netflix’s…

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