Netflix is one of the world’s most popular streaming sites. It’s perfect for relaxing and killing time, with tons of exciting titles available in all genres. If you’re travelling, though, you’ll rarely get access to a stable internet connection, which means you won’t be able to stream any movies or shows. Thankfully, Netflix has a download feature that enables you to download movies or shows whenever you have an internet connection, and watch them later whenever you like – without needing access to the internet! In this post, we’ll quickly guide you through the process of downloading movies and shows from Netflix to your laptop or phone.
How To Download Movies And Shows From Netflix
Step #1: Make sure your Netflix app is up-to-date
Keeping your software up-to-date ensures that you have a swift, bug-free experience. If you do not have auto-update enabled on your iPhone/iPad, go to the App Store and tap on it to update it.
On Android, the process is almost the same – go to the Google Play Store and tap on ‘Update’ to update it.
If you’re using Windows, go to the Start menu and click on Downloads or Updates. Next, click on the ‘Check for Updates’ option, and the Netflix option will start updating.
Step #2: Choose download quality
Netflix allows you two download whatever you like in Standard quality or High quality. The ‘High quality’ option seems to be high definition — which is somewhere between the 720p and 1080p resolution — Netflix doesn’t specify.
Picking the ‘Standard quality’ option will use less space and allow you to download content more quickly. On the other hand, selecting the ‘High quality’ option will take a bit more time, space, and patience.
You can pick whatever option suits your situation best. To choose quality, click/tap on the menu icon on the left, and scroll down to the App Settings. Here, navigate to Downloads, and click/tap on Video Quality. Here you can select your preferred quality.
Step #3: Choose what to download
Not everything on Netflix can be downloaded, but it is easy to find downloadable titles by heading to the Available for Download section. You can find this section by tapping on the Menu button on the upper left corner.
Step #4: Start downloading
To download a title, select the Download icon, which is affixed to the movie or show.
If you’re on Android, you can also select in which location you want to download the movie or show. Go to the Settings menu of the app and look for a “Set Default Download Location” option.
Step #5: Watch your titles
After the download is complete, the content will appear in the Downloads section of the app. You can find this section by selecting the Menu option on the upper-left corner of the screen. The ‘My Downloads’ folder is located above the Home section.
Each title’s running time, as well as how much space it uses is listed directly beside it. To play an episode, click or tap the video thumbnail.