Netflix, with its catalogue of over 2800 hours of purely original movies, TV shows and web series, is one of the most sought-after streaming services in the world. It was the most profitable stock on Wall Street, making it worth enough to spread offices all over the world (except for restricted areas like China and US-sanctioned nations like Syria).
Till recently, subscribers needed to have their Wi-Fi or mobile data on while streaming on the platform, but now you can download your favorite TV shows and movies to watch offline!
Follow these steps to download movies and shows from Netflix:
Netflix now allows you to download movies and shows on your phone, laptop or your tablet. These simple steps will keep you entertained even in the remotest locations.
Step 1: Go to your Netflix app and find the movie or TV show you want to download.
Step 2: Tap the movie/show to open its details page. You can also find a particular episode if you are planning to download any web series.
Step 3: Tap the download button, which is shaped like a downward-pointing arrow. As soon as you do that, the downward-pointing arrow will convert into a timer which indicates that the download process has started. Make sure you have good internet or a Wi-Fi connection or else you may have to wait for hours!
Step 4: The icon will be changed and it will resemble something like your mobile device once the download is complete.
Note: Movies have a single download button, and a TV series has a separate download button for each episode. Unfortunately, you cannot download every video that you like on Netflix owing to licensing issues. If there is no download button available, it means the video is not up for download.
Here’s how you can delete a downloaded movie from Netflix:
If you want to delete a downloaded movie for free space, just follow these steps. You can delete a downloaded movie by following any of the steps mentioned below:
Option 1: If you want to delete all the downloaded videos at one go, go to the movies or series’ detail page. Just tap the mobile device icon that tells you that the video has been downloaded. Now, tap the delete download option that appears in the pop-up menu.
Option 2: You can also delete downloaded videos at once by going to the Downloads page and tapping the pencil icon in the top-right. Tap the red X icon next to any title you want to delete if you are using an iPhone or an iPad. In the case of an Android, select the title and tap the trashcan icon present at the top-right.
Watching a movie you’ve downloaded on Netflix:
– Once you download a movie on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device, you don’t need to do anything special to watch it. Just go back to the movie or TV show that you wish to watch and tap to play it.
– If you’re not connected to the internet and can’t load the show or movie page, just tap Downloads at the bottom of the screen. You will immediately see a list of all the downloaded movies and TV shows available on your device.