New etiquette rules now that you can watch Netflix offline on the subway

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Today Netflix came to the rescue of people with long commutes who hate reading books (or are maybe too hungover to read on the way to work because girl we’ve been there) by finally letting you download videos for offline viewing. The streaming service now allows you to save certain episodes and movies on your mobile device (iPad or iPhone, for instance, but not your laptop). Now you can crush some eps of Stranger Things or the entirety of Minions while underground or on an airplane or at your weird relatives’ house that doesn’t have wifi over Christmas.

As with every new upgrade of commuter technology, we must embrace new etiquette rules for being a respectful subway rider while still enjoying your entertainment. Here then is your comprehensive etiquette rules for watching Netflix on the subway:

1. Use your fucking headphones.

That’s it. Enjoy! Sadly, you can’t watch ultimate comfort food show Gilmore Girls offline yet. So for a good escape from our dystopian reality on your commute, we recommend watching all of The Twilight Zone or Black Mirror, both available for download now.

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