Netflix announced today that subscribers could finally download titles available on the service and watch them offline, but there were some noticeable exceptions.
Polygon noticed this morning that Disney movies were not available to download. That included Pixar films, like Inside Out, and Lucasfilm features like Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Years ago, Netflix and Disney entered an exclusivity agreement giving the streaming service the right to all of Disney and its subsidiaries content post-theatrical release. It seems odd that Disney wouldn’t include its films in the new update, but Netflix confirmed today that it was working on rectifying that with Disney and a number of other studios.
“Netflix is working with lots of partners globally to get downloading rights for the bulk of the content on our service,” a company spokesperson told Polygon. “This is an ongoing effort as we know consumers want this capability and we are working to provide it.”
Other companies that have entered exclusive deals with Netflix, including the CW, have made their content available to subscribers for download. In July, Netflix announced that it would be the exclusive subscription television service for CW programming, including The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl. Prior to that, the CW had a deal with Hulu that gave the Time Warner-backed streaming service exclusive rights, but that ran out earlier this year.
Disney already has a number of films available on Netflix to stream, and will include even more next month. Captain America: Civil War will be one of the biggest new additions to the service in December, with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story set to hit the streaming service later next year.
Polygon also reached out to Disney for comment about issues with downloading, but hadn’t heard back at the time of this writing.