So you get on a plane or jump in the car for the longest journey in the world. You already know that WiFi is not available. How can you watch your favorite movies and TV shows on Netflix?
As it turns out, Netflix lets you download a lot of content for offline viewing. In other words, you can take your must-see TV shows and movies with you even on long trips and air travel. Huzzah! Read on for more information on how to download content from Netflix to all of your devices. The instructions below should work for iOS, Android, and Windows 10 devices, although they are specific to Windows. Note: While Windows PC users can download episodes for offline viewing, they must use the version of the Netflix app from the Windows Store.
Get your download on
: stay up to date
First, make sure your Netflix app is up to date. If you haven’t set your device to update automatically, just click on the application in the App Store for iOS devices (you’ll need version 9.0 or higher) or do the same in the Google Play Store for Android devices. If you want to use Netflix for Windows 10, choose business in the system tray or begin Click the user icon in the menu and select Downloads or Update. Finally you choose Check for updatesand the Netflix application will be updated.
Step 2: Choose your download quality
Netflix offers two download quality levels: Standard and High. The latter appears to be high definition – anywhere between 720p and 1080p resolution – though Netflix doesn’t specify it. Standard takes up less space on your device and allows content to be downloaded faster, while High requires a little more space and patience. Which one you want depends on how much free space you have and what type of device you are using. For example, the appearance of Standard Mode looks great on your new phone, while a higher resolution is preferable for your tablet or laptop.
To select it, select the menu icon on the left (or bottom right on Android) and scroll down to App settings. From there under the Downloads Headline, click, or tap Download the video quality and choose your preferred quality. We’ll go into more detail about how much storage space Netflix downloads take up later in this article.
Step 3: choose your poison
Not everything on Netflix is available for download, but the company has made it easier to find downloadable titles by placing them in a special section appropriately named “Available for Download”. To find this category, click or tap Menu Button that resembles three horizontal lines; On Windows 10 devices, this is the penultimate option under the At home Section. If you’re using the Netflix app on iOS or Android, tap Downloads and select See what you can download or Find something to download to view the available tracks.
If you are looking for a specific title, you know that it can be downloaded from the download icon. This is a down arrow with a horizontal line below it.
Step 4: start the download
To download a title, select the option Download Icon attached to the show or movie you want to watch. Here’s a quick tip for Android users: the Netflix app lets you specify which location to download. Previously, Netflix used the storage device on which the app is available by default. However, a recent update means you can insert a microSD card into your smartphone and set it as the default download location in the settings menu.
Step 5: Check out your downloaded titles
Once downloaded, all Netflix content will be displayed in the Downloads section. Tap the menu button in the upper left corner of the application (or the navigation bar in the lower right corner on mobile devices). The My downloads Folder is right above the At home Section. The duration of the title and the storage space used are listed next to it. To play an episode, just click or tap the video’s thumbnail.
How much space do i need?
How much storage space a download requires depends on the length of the title and the quality of the resolution. To give you an idea of the numbers, we’ve downloaded the first episode of Strange things and Netflix The ritual in standard and high quality.
The ritual has a running time of 94 minutes. The standard version of the film required 542 MB of storage space, while the high-resolution version took up 1.8 GB. The first episode of Strange things is 48 minutes long and uses 197.1 MB of standard-quality space and 310.1 MB of high. It’s always a good idea to check how much space is available on your device before choosing between standard and high quality.
What is available
Not all shows and movies on Netflix are available for download, usually because the networks that own them have requested that they be removed from the list. However, there is one network that has offered all of the content for offline viewing – Netflix. Every Netflix original we came across was downloadable, including Stranger Things, Northmen, The Witcher, Cobra Kai, Lucifer, The Umbrella Academy, and Orange is the new black.
Non-Netflix original titles available at the time of writing included TV shows such as Criminal thoughts, Better call Saul, Breaking Bad, the good place, Jane the Virgin, Schitt’s Creek, and The office. Movies available for download Uncut gemstones, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Triple frontier, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, The Bounty Hunter, Angel Has Fallen, Pineapple Express, The Croods, Sin City, and The hateful eight.
However, there are some restrictions on how often you can download some titles and how long you have to watch them. For example, you cannot download the same episode from The office more than three times in a single billing cycle. (Strange, we know.) You also need to view each one within a month of downloading it before it expires for offline viewing.
Not every property is that generous when it comes to downloading content. Occasionally, you come across a movie or show that can only be downloaded once due to the licensing agreement Netflix has with the network that owns it. Such titles will also expire after a week if you don’t pay any attention to them and will disappear 48 hours after you first play them.
How do I delete titles?
Whether you have already viewed downloaded titles or just want to make room for other things, you may want to remove them, especially if you can only download 100 things at a time. There are two ways to do this depending on how much content you want to delete at one time.
Step 1: Delete a single track
If you want to delete a single title, you can do so using the My downloads Section. For example, in Windows 10, just open the title and click Downloaded Button and select Delete download. You can also click the pencil edit icon and select the files to delete.
Step 2: delete all titles
You can delete everything in the My downloads Section one at a time, but if you want to delete everything at once there is an easier way. Go to the settings, then just click Delete all downloads.