How To Download Movies And TV Shows From Netflix To Watch Offline
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Netflix remains the most popular video streaming service around. But as convenient as streaming over the internet is, sometimes you need to watch videos without internet — if you're planning to fly on a plane, visit a remote location, or otherwise be away from Wi-Fi, you might want something saved to your phone or tablet for offline playback.

How to download movies and shows from Netflix

You’ll first need to download the Netflix app from the Microsoft Store, as Netflix won’t let you download content from a browser.

After installing the Netflix app, you’re only a few steps away from downloading your favorite Netflix movies and watching them offline:

1.Launch the Netflix app on your laptop. If this is your first time logging into the app, you should be greeted by a pop-up notification with a link to downloadable movies and TV shows.

2.Click the Menu icon in the top left corner, represented by 3 horizontal lines.

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3.Scroll down to Available for Download.

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4.Browse the listings and tap the movie or TV show you’d like to download.

5.Click the Download icon.

6.Once the download is complete, click the Menu icon again and select My Downloads.

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7.You should see your downloaded movie or TV show listed. Click it to begin playback.

8.If you’d like to remove a downloaded movie or TV show from your laptop, tap the Downloaded icon under the content listing and select Delete Download.

Smart Downloads is a feature that’s turned on by default and helps you save space by deleting TV episodes you’ve watched. It will also automatically download the next available episode the next time you connect to Wi-Fi.

You can turn Smart Downloads on and off from the My Downloads tab.

Don't download at the last minute

You don't want to be downloading shows and movies while you're in the airport or on the way to your flight. Again, you want to be connected to Wi-Fi when you're downloading content. You also want to give yourself some time to make sure everything can download onto your phone.

How much you can download will depend on the amount of storage space you have on your device. I was able to comfortably hold two movies and four episodes of a TV series. If you're not sure how much space you have, you can head to "App Settings" from the drop-down menu and it will tell you how much storage space Netflix is taking up and how much you have left.

Which devices support downloaded content from Netflix?

You can download movies and TV shows from Netflix with their iOS and Android apps. You can also do the same with the Netflix Windows 10 app on tablets, the Amazon Fire tablet app, and even on some Chromebook and Chromebox devices with the Android app.

How to watch a movie you've downloaded on the Netflix app

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Once you download a movie to your iPhone, iPad, or Android device, you don't need to do anything special to watch it. Just return to the movie or TV show you want to watch and tap it to play as usual.

If you're not connected to the internet and can't load the show or movie's page, just tap Downloads at the bottom of the screen to immediately see a list of all the downloaded movies and TV shows stored on your device.

In addition, you can tap "Downloads" at the bottom of the screen to immediately see a list of all downloaded movies and TV shows stored on your mobile device.

How to automatically download TV and shows on Netflix

Netflix added a new feature for Android app users not too long ago called Downloads for You. Based on your streaming tastes, it will automatically download Netflix movies and TV shows on your smartphone or tablet. This is supposed to give customers a way to save new and fantastic content on their device that they can watch later without an Internet connection.

The best thing is that you are in total control of this new feature. If you want to activate it, here’s how to set it up. Keep in mind that this feature only works with Wi-Fi connections; it will not work with a cellular wireless connection.

Tap the Downloads icon on the bottom navigation bar.

You should see a Smart Downloads option on top of the screen. Tap on it.

You should see a Downloads for You toggle. Tap it to turn it on.

You can also allocate how much storage space your device uses and individual storage for each Netflix profile on your account. You should also see a bar that shows how much space is being used for the feature.

Finally, you can select 1GB, 3GB, or 5GB storage limits for the Downloads for You feature. Tap on the “+” or “-“ buttons to add or reduce space.

Why Can't I Download Movies on Netflix?

• There are a few reasons why you may have trouble downloading Netflix movies to your laptop.

• While downloads are available on all Netflix plans, the number of devices that you can have downloads on is limited by the plan you’re subscribed to:

• Basic plan: 1 device

• Standard plan: 2 devices

• Premium plan: 4 devices

If you’ve reached your device limit, you’ll need to remove devices linked to your Netflix account in order to start downloading movies on your laptop. Here’s how:

• Sign in to Netflix from your browser.

• Hover over the dropdown menu in the top right and click Account.

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• Scroll down to Settings and click Sign out of all devices.

• Sign out of all devices in Netflix account settings

Netflix also has a limit of 100 downloads per device. If you’ve reached this limit on your laptop, you’ll need to delete titles in order to make space for new ones.

How Many Netflix Download Devices Are Allowed Per Account?

• The different Netflix plans allow for a different number of download devices.

• The Basic plan allows for downloads to one device, and is priced at $9.99/month.

• The Standard plan allows for downloads to two devices, and is priced at $15.49/month.

• Premium plan allows for downloads to four devices, and is priced at $19.99/month.

Useful tips to download TV shows and movies from Netflix

Don't download at the last minute

You don't want to be downloading shows and movies while you're in the airport or on the way to your flight. Again, you want to be connected to Wi-Fi when you're downloading content. You also want to give yourself some time to make sure everything can download onto your phone.

How much you can download will depend on the amount of storage space you have on your device. I was able to comfortably hold two movies and four episodes of a TV series. If you're not sure how much space you have, you can head to "App Settings" from the drop-down menu and it will tell you how much storage space Netflix is taking up and how much you have left.

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