Netflix today released a new feature to their app called Downloads that allows iPhone and iPad users to download their favorite shows and use it for offline viewing.
As a Netflix subscriber, I’m excited about this update. I constantly have to travel for work (airplane or sometimes train) and so offline viewing in Netflix would be one of the best features yet.
How to Download Netflix Shows on your iPhone
- Select a TV Shows that you want
- Next to each episode there is a download icon, tap on it
- The video will be added to your My Downloads which is accessible via the left Menu section
Currently on select shows are available for download.
For most people this feature works just fine, but things got a little complicated when I found out that the Downloads feature in Netflix doesn’t work on my jailbroken iOS device. Instead of crashing upon launch, I’m still able to open the application and watch shows as normal.
When I tried to download “Orange Is the New Black” it just stuck in the Queue and says “waiting for other downloads to finish.”
What can we do?
After a quick browse around the r/Jailbreak community, a lot of people have experienced this problem as well. For those who haven’t jailbreak their iPhone yet, the Downloads feature seems to work just fine for them.
As of right now, there isn’t a fix for this problem yet. I heard that someone is working on a Flex patch to fix Netflix blocking jailbroken device from downloading their shows.
If you can’t wait for a patch or a tweak to fix this issue, don’t forget you can always unjailbreak your device by updating to the latest firmware version (iOS 10)…
…or install Cydia Eraser. This tweak will put your iPhone or iPad back to its factory settings without updating to a new version of iOS.
Here’s how to use it:
- Download and Install Cydia Eraser from Cydia
- Open the app from your home screen
- Choose erase all data, unjailbreak device from the bottom of the screen
- Tap on Erase All
And wait until your device boot up with a Hello screen.
Additional tips that rarely work for Download error (10016-LicenceRequestException) or similar errors for all devices.
- Restart your iOS device
- Open App Switcher and kill the Netflix app
- Delete and re-install from App Store
I hope you the best. Will continue to update this post if something new come up.
New Update is Out, Downloads Now Working
Netflix just rolled out an update to their app that fixes the bugs that prevent jailbroken iOS devices from downloading their shows. This also happens to a lot of regular device’s owners as well.
All you have to do is go to the App Store > Updates.