Spending long hours on Netflix watching movies and TV shows is great. However, if you have a long journey coming up, I’m sure many of you want to download movies or TV shows from Netflix to enjoy later. This way, you watch your favorite Netflix without the need for an internet connection or Wi-Fi. So, in this post, we’ll show you how to download Netflix movies on your Android and iOS device to watch them offline
Until now, the download is only available for the Netflix app on select devices. The list includes Android, iPhone, Chromebooks, and even Windows 10 computers.
Although we are not given the access to the entire Netflix catalog for offline playback, there are still plenty of movies and TV shows available. So, open the app, select the download quality and start enjoying by following our step-by-step instructions below.
How to Download Movies & TV Shows from Netflix to watch offline
The first thing you need to do is opening the Netflix app and you’ll then see a little popup explaining about the offline download feature. However, we’re sure many of you ignore this feature. Even when you missed it, simply tap the “Downloads” column next to the bottom of the app to get started.
However, before you start searching for TV shows or movies, we recommend you to choose your download quality and storage location first to save them for later.
- Launch the Netflix app on your Android, iOS, Windows 10 or Chromebooks device
- At the bottom right, tap on the More button and go to App Settings
- From there, choose your video download quality as well as download location (if it’s available)
There are two quality levels for downloads that are Standard and High. Although Netflix does not detail if HD is 720p or 1080p, the quality looks great on a large screen. We downloaded a movie in Standard, which is probably somewhere around 480p quality. While the quality is not too good, this saves time and space, as the file size is not too big.
After you have chosen the download quality and location, like the internal storage, you can now start downloading movies and TV shows to your device.
- Tap on the Downloads column next to the bottom right of the app
- Choose Find More to Download (if you have not already)
- Browse the available contents for download as not everything is available
- Simply tap on Download arrow and wait for the app to do its mission.
You can also look for the download button when browsing through the catalog. Click on “Find more to download” to easily filter out Netflix contents that do offer the download. Make it easier to find movies and TV shows and you’ll be able to save for later.
Next, head to My Downloads folder or simply tap on the downloads column again, you’re your entire list of movies and shows will be there. Click on it to watch your favorite ones.
Again, you should remember that the entire Netflix library is not available to download. Anything new or popular is not an option right away. Movies and TV shows available to download come and go, like the regular library.