Netflix now lets you download and chill and it’s awesome

We’re back! Thanksgiving is over here in the U.S. and so MashTalk returns. 

Yours truly, Mashable Chief Correspondent Lance Ulanoff and Tech Editor Pete Pachal turned to a couple of big tech stories in the digital realm, especially one involving Netflix.

As you may already know, Netflix finally announced downloads for movies and TVs shows. It’s a huge step forward for Netflix given Amazon Video added download support for videos and movies last year.

The ability to download videos is pretty handy if you’re offline or want to save on cellular data. It’s definitely a feature I’ll be using more during my work commute. No more video streaming cutting in and out because of spotty LTE connections between stations and no more waiting for videos to buffer!

For a more thorough breakdown of file sizes and video quality and content you’ll be able download, be sure to check out this handy guide.

AT&T also made the news this week with the launch of DirecTV Now. The streaming service, which starts at $35 per month, lets subscribers stream over 100 live TV channels through an app on popular set-top boxes such as the Apple TV, Fire TV and Chromecast, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices.

It’s arguable whether DirecTV Now simplifies or complicates the myriad of TV streaming options out there. Lance believes it’s a win for consumers and Pete disagrees. Me? I don’t subscribe to TV services or streaming services other than Amazon Video and Netflix; who has time for so much TV when we’ve got Twitter? 

The last topic on this week’s podcast centered around the always controversial Reddit and its CEO Steve Huffman, who, in his own words “messed up” when he went and edited comments made about him on the site by Trump supporters.

Should he be fired for his actions or not? Did he have a right to essentially activate “god mode” on the service? You’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out.

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