How to download movies or TV shows from Netflix
Find out how to download your favourite Netflix content to watch on the go.
We’re reader-supported and may be paid when you visit links to partner sites. We don’t compare all products in the market, but we’re working on it!
Netflix is great for binge-watching content when you're at home. You can sit back on the sofa and watch the latest episode of The Witcher on the big screen, in great quality, thanks to your broadband connection.
But what if you're on the go? Video burns through mobile data quickly, so streaming on mobile isn't always advisable. Thankfully, the platform lets you download titles on smartphones, tablets and computers running Windows 10, so you can watch content even when you're offline.
In other words, you can download TV shows or movies from Netflix and enjoy them when you're in transit, at the gym or even during that boring work meeting as long as you're stealthy about it. Here's how.
Download content from Netflix: Step-by-step
Not all titles on Netflix are available for download, but a huge chunk of them are, including the service's original content. Follow these steps to create your very own offline Netflix library on a tablet, laptop or smartphone.
Step 1: Install the Netflix app on your device
This should go without saying, but make sure the Netflix app is installed on your device. If it isn't, head to the App Store, Google Play or the Microsoft Store, depending on which operating system you're using, then install it. Then, log in with your Netflix credentials (username and password) and you're good to go.
Step 2: Find a title you would like to watch offline
Once you've located it, tap it and on the description page, hit the Downloads icon (it looks like a downwards arrow). The title will begin to download to your device and you'll be able to follow the progress. The entire downloading process shouldn't take more than a few seconds.
Note: For TV shows, the Downloads icon will appear next to each available episode.
Step 3: Enjoy Netflix content offline
Once the title has finished downloading, you can hit Play and start watching. Plan to watch later? Head to the My Downloads section of the app. All your downloaded titles will appear there. That's pretty much it.
How to download from Netflix on Mac
Unfortunately, you can only download Netflix content on tablets, computers running Windows and smartphones. You can't watch Netflix offline using a Mac.
How to download from Netflix on PC
You can download Netflix content on your computer if you're running Windows 10 Version 1607 (Anniversary Update) or later. However, you can't do so using your browser. You need to download and install the Netflix app from the Windows Store. After that, follow the steps listed above.
How do I manage my Netflix downloads?
While the step-by-step guide covers the basics, those eager to make the most out of their Netflix offline experience may be interested to learn more about how to manage their downloads. Here are a few tips that will come in handy:
Image source: Netflix
Latest streaming news
This show is chaotic in the best way possible.Read more…
The stars are better off without us.Read more…
Don’t go quietly.Read more…
A mourning family finds hope when they meet a fellow griever… or do they?Read more…
Based on the novel of the same name by Lisa St Aubin de Terán.Read more…
For when you’re craving an escape to the beautiful Irish seaside.Read more…
More guides on Finder
Finder Daily Deals: The 5 best online deals in Australia today
Today's best Finder Daily deals include: Half price Sennheiser Gaming Headsets, 60% off health and beauty, Catch Mother's Day sale.
Amazon Echo Show 10 3rd Gen Review: You Spin Me Right Round
The Echo Show 10 3rd Gen’s ability to spin itself around to face you is a neat (or possibly creepy) party trick, but Amazon hasn’t done enough to make it a must-have feature.
Best retro game consoles in Australia
Whether you’re looking back on the games of your youth or picking up retro game collecting as a hobby, here’s the best retro games consoles in Australia.
The 15 best shows on Disney Plus Star Australia
The Disney+ streaming service is welcoming a healthy influx of TV shows.
Best Fitbit fitness trackers and smartwatches in Australia
Here are the top Fitbit devices you can get your hands on here in Australia.
Disney+ Star Australia: Full list of movies and TV shows [Updated]
Every TV show and movie launching on Disney Plus' new Star channel.
Balancer (BAL): How it works and where to buy it
Learn more about the BAL cryptocurrency in this beginner’s and buyer’s guide.
How much data does Zoom use?
Figure out how much your Zoom calls are eating up and how you can use less data.
Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite review
Amazon's Fire Stick Lite adds a range of streaming services to your TV for a very low price, including Apple TV, but it's a frustrating platform to use.
10 shows to stream if you like The Mandalorian
If you’re into The Mandalorian, there’s a good chance these top-notch series will be up your alley as well.
Stream the best and save
All the biggest shows and movies from HBO and more on-demand.
Try Amazon Prime Video's huge library for 30 days free.
Ask an Expert