Netflix has a vast collection of popular movies and TV shows that you can binge-watch. The streaming service is home to Friends, Stranger Things, House of Cards, Black Mirror, The Crown, Orange Is the New Black, The Ritual, Dark and many more popular shows. If you are going to be traveling over the next few days or would be in an area with poor Internet connectivity, you might want to download your favorite Netflix shows to watch offline. Here’s how to do that.
Netflix allows you to download select movies and TV shows to watch offline on iOS, Android, and Windows 10 devices. Certain titles are not available for download, though. You need steady Internet connectivity to download content. You don’t need the Internet to watch once you have downloaded, but you must be signed in to your Netflix account on the device on which you’ve download your favorite shows.
Step-1: Update the app
Make sure you have the latest version of Netflix app on your Android, iOS, or Windows device. Head over to the relevant app store – Play Store on Android, App Store on iOS, and Windows Store on Windows 10 – to check if a new update is available. If there is, hit the Update button to download and install the latest version of the app. It should take less than a minute.
Step-2: Select the download video quality
Netflix allows you to select whether you want to download videos in Standard or High definition. The Standard quality requires less storage on your device and downloads faster. The High quality eats a lot of storage space and Internet data. The Standard quality is good enough for most people.
To select the download quality, launch Netflix app and go to Menu > App Settings > Downloads > Video Quality and select the quality you want.
Step-3: Start downloading
Decide what titles you want to download and search for it. From the search results, select the title. If it is available for download, you’ll see a download icon next to it. Hit the download icon on the description page to begin download. If you are downloading TV shows, you’ll see the download icon next to each episode.
Step-4: Watch it
Once you’ve downloaded it, go to My Downloads section to watch it. You can watch a download only on the device you’ve downloaded it on. Also, you must already be signed in to your Netflix account before you go offline. Otherwise you can’t access the downloaded content.
When it’s time to delete it, go to My Downloads section, tap Edit in the top right corner of the screen. Now tap on the red Delete icon to remove one or more videos and free up storage space.