How to Download Movies and TV Shows from Netflix

Introduction

Using the Netflix app on your device, you can download available movies and TV shows to your device and watch it later when you may not have data available or on a metered connection.
Before You Begin:
You must have the Netflix app installed.
Netflix

Downloading Netflix Movies and TV Shows

Using the Netflix app, you can download many movies and TV shows onto your device so that you can watch them later. This can be useful if you're wanting to avoid using data on a metered connection or watch movies when you have no data connection available. The quality of the Movies or TV Shows you download will be in a lower quality to save space on your device.

Currently, macOS does not have an app available for Netflix. While you can still use a browser to watch movies, there is no option to download movies using a web browser.

1 Download to Device

Not every movie is available to be downloaded. Due to content protection, requests of content owners, and other factors, movies may become not-downloadable and then removed from your device at Netflix' discretion.
If your Netflix subscription lapses or is canceled, you will lose access to any movies you have downloaded.

Expand a selection below to explore how to download and watch shows offline with your device.

WindowsWindows

Download a Movie or Show

  1. Open Netflix, and locate a show or movie you'd like to download.
    Netflix
    Netflix showing a movie to watch or download
  2. Select Download.
    Movie with Download highlighted.
  3. Wait for the download to complete.
    Download In Progress
    Download MeterA small animated circle is displayed when you are downloading the video to your computer.
    Download Complete
    Download CompleteOnce complete you will see a checkmark in a box.

Watch Downloaded Content

  1. Open Netflix, and select the Menu in the top-left.
    Netflix
    Menu
  2. Select My Downloads.
    Netflix menu with My Downloads highlighted
  3. Select a show or movie you'd like to watch.
    My Downloads with movie highlighted.
  4. Select Play.
    Movie with Play button highlighted

Delete Downloaded Content

Due to licencing and piracy restrictions, you may only download the same movie or show once or twice per year.
Once deleted, you will still be able to watch the movie or show when you are online, just like all other content on Netflix.
  1. Open Netflix, and select the Menu in the top-left.
    Netflix
    Menu
  2. Select My Downloads.
    Netflix menu with My Downloads highlighted
  3. Select a show or movie you'd like to delete.
    You can also see the rating and how much space the movie or show is taking up on your computer at the bottom of each item.
    My Downloads with movie highlighted.
  4. Select the Downloaded checkbox, then select Delete Download from the menu.
    Downloaded movie with Downloaded checkbox and Delete Download highlighted.
AppleApple macOS
At this time, Netflix does not offer a dedicated App for macOS, so you cannot download to watch Netflix movies and shows when you're offline.
You can continue to use Netflix with their website on your Apple laptop or desktop when you're online and enjoy all the programming they have available.
AndroidAndroid

Download a Movie or Show

  1. Open Netflix, and locate a show or movie you'd like to download, then select Download.
    Netflix
    Movie with Download link highlighted.
  2. Wait for the download to complete. The icon will turn blue.
    Movie downloaded.

Watch Downloaded Content

  1. Open Netflix, and select Downloads at the bottom.
    Netflix
    Downloads button
  2. Select a show or movie you'd like to watch.
    Download page with downloaded items highlighted.
  3. Select Play in the center of the screen.

Delete Downloaded Content

Due to licencing and piracy restrictions, you may only download the same movie or show once or twice per year.
Once deleted, you will still be able to watch the movie or show when you are online, just like all other content on Netflix.
  1. Open Netflix, and select Downloads at the bottom.
    Netflix
    Downloads button
  2. Select the blue check icon to the right of an item, then select Delete Download to remove it.
    Downloaded item with menu open and Delete Download highlighted.
AppleApple iOS

Download a Movie or Show

  1. Open Netflix, and locate a show or movie you'd like to download, then select Download.
    Netflix
    Movie with Download link highlighted.
  2. Wait for the download to complete. The icon will turn blue.
    Movie downloaded.

Watch Downloaded Content

  1. Open Netflix, and select Downloads at the bottom.
    Netflix
    Downloads button
  2. Select a show or movie you'd like to watch.
    Download page with downloaded items highlighted.
  3. Select Play in the center of the screen.

Delete Downloaded Content

Due to licencing and piracy restrictions, you may only download the same movie or show once or twice per year.
Once deleted, you will still be able to watch the movie or show when you are online, just like all other content on Netflix.
  1. Open Netflix, and select Downloads at the bottom.
    Netflix
    Downloads button
  2. Select the blue check icon to the right of an item, then select Delete Download to remove it.
    Downloaded item with menu open and Delete Download highlighted.

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Using the Netflix app on your device, you can download available movies and TV shows to your device and watch it later when you may not have data available or on a metered connection.
Before You Begin:
You must have the Netflix app installed.
Netflix

Downloading Netflix Movies and TV Shows

Using the Netflix app, you can download many movies and TV shows onto your device so that you can watch them later. This can be useful if you're wanting to avoid using data on a metered connection or watch movies when you have no data connection available. The quality of the Movies or TV Shows you download will be in a lower quality to save space on your device.

Currently, macOS does not have an app available for Netflix. While you can still use a browser to watch movies, there is no option to download movies using a web browser.

Not every movie is available to be downloaded. Due to content protection, requests of content owners, and other factors, movies may become not-downloadable and then removed from your device at Netflix' discretion.
If your Netflix subscription lapses or is canceled, you will lose access to any movies you have downloaded.

Expand a selection below to explore how to download and watch shows offline with your device.

WindowsWindows

Download a Movie or Show

  1. Open Netflix, and locate a show or movie you'd like to download.
    Netflix
    Netflix showing a movie to watch or download
  2. Select Download.
    Movie with Download highlighted.
  3. Wait for the download to complete.
    Download In Progress
    Download MeterA small animated circle is displayed when you are downloading the video to your computer.
    Download Complete
    Download CompleteOnce complete you will see a checkmark in a box.

Watch Downloaded Content

  1. Open Netflix, and select the Menu in the top-left.
    Netflix
    Menu
  2. Select My Downloads.
    Netflix menu with My Downloads highlighted
  3. Select a show or movie you'd like to watch.
    My Downloads with movie highlighted.
  4. Select Play.
    Movie with Play button highlighted

Delete Downloaded Content

Due to licencing and piracy restrictions, you may only download the same movie or show once or twice per year.
Once deleted, you will still be able to watch the movie or show when you are online, just like all other content on Netflix.
  1. Open Netflix, and select the Menu in the top-left.
    Netflix
    Menu
  2. Select My Downloads.
    Netflix menu with My Downloads highlighted
  3. Select a show or movie you'd like to delete.
    You can also see the rating and how much space the movie or show is taking up on your computer at the bottom of each item.
    My Downloads with movie highlighted.
  4. Select the Downloaded checkbox, then select Delete Download from the menu.
    Downloaded movie with Downloaded checkbox and Delete Download highlighted.
AppleApple macOS
At this time, Netflix does not offer a dedicated App for macOS, so you cannot download to watch Netflix movies and shows when you're offline.
You can continue to use Netflix with their website on your Apple laptop or desktop when you're online and enjoy all the programming they have available.
AndroidAndroid

Download a Movie or Show

  1. Open Netflix, and locate a show or movie you'd like to download, then select Download.
    Netflix
    Movie with Download link highlighted.
  2. Wait for the download to complete. The icon will turn blue.
    Movie downloaded.

Watch Downloaded Content

  1. Open Netflix, and select Downloads at the bottom.
    Netflix
    Downloads button
  2. Select a show or movie you'd like to watch.
    Download page with downloaded items highlighted.
  3. Select Play in the center of the screen.

Delete Downloaded Content

Due to licencing and piracy restrictions, you may only download the same movie or show once or twice per year.
Once deleted, you will still be able to watch the movie or show when you are online, just like all other content on Netflix.
  1. Open Netflix, and select Downloads at the bottom.
    Netflix
    Downloads button
  2. Select the blue check icon to the right of an item, then select Delete Download to remove it.
    Downloaded item with menu open and Delete Download highlighted.
AppleApple iOS

Download a Movie or Show

  1. Open Netflix, and locate a show or movie you'd like to download, then select Download.
    Netflix
    Movie with Download link highlighted.
  2. Wait for the download to complete. The icon will turn blue.
    Movie downloaded.

Watch Downloaded Content

  1. Open Netflix, and select Downloads at the bottom.
    Netflix
    Downloads button
  2. Select a show or movie you'd like to watch.
    Download page with downloaded items highlighted.
  3. Select Play in the center of the screen.

Delete Downloaded Content

Due to licencing and piracy restrictions, you may only download the same movie or show once or twice per year.
Once deleted, you will still be able to watch the movie or show when you are online, just like all other content on Netflix.
  1. Open Netflix, and select Downloads at the bottom.
    Netflix
    Downloads button
  2. Select the blue check icon to the right of an item, then select Delete Download to remove it.
    Downloaded item with menu open and Delete Download highlighted.
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