how to download series and movies on your smartphone or PC?

Netflix fans, do you want to be able to watch series and movies from the catalog offline? To do this, all you have to do is download the episode or the feature film that interests you directly on the Netflix site or application. We explain how to do it. Follow the leader.

Download a Netflix movie or series

“While many subscribers enjoy watching Netflix at home, we know they also enjoy continuing to watch the latest episode of Stranger Things on planes or in other places where mobile internet is expensive” explained Eddy Wu, director of product innovation at Netflix a few years ago.

The finding is relevant and the actual need for many users of the streaming application. Downloading Netflix content to watch later is easy. We show you how to do it.

Before downloading a Netflix series or movie

To download a film or series from the Netflix catalog, be aware that the possibility is only offered on certain operating systems. You are out of luck if you are using Mac/MacBook or Linux system. There is indeed no Netflix application on these platforms and it is not possible to record a Netflix video from the web version (from a browser). Here are the supported devices:

  • An Android smartphone or tablet (version 4.4.2 or higher).
  • An iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 9.0 or later.
  • An Amazon Fire tablet (Fire OS 4.0 or later).
  • A PC running Windows 10 (version 1709 or higher) or Windows 11.
  • Some computers running Chrome OS.

Please note that not all content is available for download. If a thread or series doesn’t, it’s because Netflix’s licensing agreement doesn’t allow it to be saved for offline viewing. The good news is that all original series and movies produced by Netflix are downloadable.

This is particularly the case with Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why or Luke Cage. Also remember that everything you download is stored in your device’s internal memory. Don’t forget to clean up once in a while.

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Before you start downloading, we invite you to customize download settings :

  • Open Netflix app
  • Meet in App settings
  • Tick Wi-Fi only (to avoid grilling all of your data for no reason)
  • Meet in Video quality and choose Standard (if your internal storage level is a bit tight) or High (if you want to enjoy HD on the go).

How to download series and movies from the Netflix catalog on your Android or iOS smartphone?

Whether you use an iPhone, iPad, tablet or Android smartphone, the maneuver is similar. To download a series or a film from the catalog, you will obviously need an internet connection (yes, that makes sense).

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  • Open Netflix app on your smartphone
  • Click on the series or film you have chosen:
    • For a series, go to the list of episodes and press the download logo on the right. The icon will spin to indicate that the episode is being transferred.
    • For a film, go to the film’s card and press on logo download right, right next to share
  • See you in the section Downloads (My Videos) bottom right to access downloaded content
  • Click play to watch the episode or movie offline!

How to download series and movies from the Netflix catalog on your PC?

For now, only computers running Windows 10 benefit from a Netflix application and can therefore legally download the contents of the catalog. The streaming service’s website does not currently offer a download option.

  • Open the Netflix app on your computer
  • Click on the series or film you have chosen:
    • For a series, go to the list of episodes and press the download logo on the right. The icon will spin to indicate that the episode is being transferred.
    • For a film, go to the film’s card and press on logo download
  • See you in the section Downloads (My Videos)
  • Click play to watch the episode or movie offline!

How long do I have to watch the Netflix series and movies I downloaded?

Please note that downloaded movies and series from the Netflix catalog are not available forever! Every month, films and series disappear from the Netflix catalog for broadcast rights issues. Once a content you have downloaded is about to disappear from your downloads, the streaming service will warn you 7 days before.

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