I’m not quite sure what the benefit would be since the ATV isn’t designed as a “portable” device. The ATV seems to be the device that’s always fighting for storage space so that may cause it to also delete your downloads if the space was needed by another app.
I don’t think this is true unless you are potentially running out of storage. I’ve never had any small downloaded files deleted and I have 32gb models. My ATVs mostly run Plex, Infuse and Espn+ so each persons experience may be different.
I plan to grab the 128gb model today if I can find one locally, and download support for that size of storage definitely seems like a good idea! If my plex server is down or my computer that’s hosting the server is down, I can download an episode or movie for offline viewing later and not have to keep my computer or server running 24/7.
That’s a potential power/money saver (with many places electricity prices are going up) and very convenient if someone wanted to keep like 1-2 favorite movies or episodes available for offline viewing. Worth it if you ask me!
I created an account just to post this suggestion, and since this forum is a well design piece of software, it recommended me to post here instead, so here am I.
I up this subject because download movie offline could be a very great feature on Apple TV.
Main reason: we don’t all lives in a country with a huge internet connexion, allowing the streaming in real time of a good quality movie.
But we still do good quality movie, still: it would be a great improvment to be allowed to download some movie during the day in order to read them in the evening.
It would be coherent: all other infuse app (iOS, iPadOS) have this feature, and it’s very convinient, why not have it on Apple TV OS also?
Storage: I have seen a few comment on the storage, and it now seems like a bit like an excuse to me: we do have 128 GB storage, that are not really used by anything else. There’s a lot of solution to avoid fighting with other app storage: expiration time for download, cap limit, etc. Other applications of streaming are doing, and it works perfectly well.
Users need: a lot of users asked for this feature for some time, following the historic of this thread, plus the others subjects that has been merged here, and for a good reason: that’s really a must have on a video streaming application.
Conclusion: please, Infuse is pretty much on of the best app I’ve ever since for a very long time, that’s the last feature needed to be a perfect product.
I know you didn’t want to do it or prioritize it, but please consider it.