How to Download Netflix Videos for Offline Viewing

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Nilanchala,  6 min read,  updated on September 17, 2023

With the holiday season in full swing, Netflix started rolling out new features to download your favourite programs and movies for offline viewing. Offline videos is arguably one of the the most demanded feature the Netflix users were long awaited for.

Offline video viewing was initially introduced by Netflix competitor product Amazon Prime Video. After the release of offline video feature, Amazon reportedly received 20% higher subscription.

To take advantage of the offline viewing feature on your Android or Apple devices, you need to have an active Netflix Service subscription and updated Netflix Android or iOS apps. Once you have the new version, you can download TV series, movies, including Netflix’s original contents and watch on your free time even without internet.

What is Netflix?

Netflix is a subscription-based online video streaming service allows you to watch movies, television shows and special programs whenever you want. Once you signup with Netflix and subscribe any of the monthly pack from Basic, Standard or Premium, you can watch your favorite programs on demand on desktop, mobile, tablet and Smart TV’s.

How to Download Netflix Videos

To download Netflix shows and movies to watch offline, you’ll need to first have a compatible phone or tablet running iOS 8 or later or Android 4.4.2 or later, and then ensure that you have the latest version of Netflix app installed. You you have installed the older version of the app, visit app store to update to the latest version.

Then, you’ll need to sign in to your Netflix account and navigate to the Available for Download section in the menu located on your device top left corner. There, you’ll find a collection of movies and shows available to download including Netflix Originals.

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Once you select your favourite video or show for download, select it and then tap the Download icon next to the episode you’re after. You will then see a blue progress bar along the bottom of the app. Once downloaded, you’ll see a blue icon next to that episode.

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Watch Saved Videos

You can find your downloaded shows by navigating to the menu and tapping My Downloads. Simply click to watch the program.

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