Netflix's offline viewing mode is a fantastic addition, letting you download shows to watch where it's not possible to stream them. However, it turns out it comes with one rather annoying restriction.
Shows can only be downloaded a certain number of times per year. Users of Android Police started noticing this recently, though Netflix has confirmed to TrustedReviews that the restriction has been in place since the feature launched at the end of last year.
It's only now that users have started nearing their download limit that the restriction has come to light.
The limits vary depending on who owns the content.
Downloads expire after a certain period of time, so viewers only have a short window in which to watch.
In other words, while you can download shows to your phone, you don't own them. So watch quickly, and don't bank on being able to download it again.