Finally, it’s here: the most sought-after feature of Netflix – Netflix download for offline watching. Now you can enjoy your favorite TV shows and movies while you are on the subway or in a church (OK, nobody does that!!) but in short, you can watch your shows where you have no data connection. And that’s huge. Hold on, though! Not all shows and movies are available for download; the feature is available for a specially selected subset within the Netflix library. The offline catalog largely includes Netflix originals (which to be honest, is some of the best content on Netflix), and several other selected titles. But where does the hope lie? Reshuffling, maybe, which will help keep the content fresh.
As for now, Netflix free movies download feature is only available thru the Netflix app on Android and iOS mobile devices. The thing you should remember is that you can only download from Netflix when you are connected to the Wi-Fi. The following steps will help you download Netflix movies for offline watching.
Netflix Download Steps
Step 1: Update the Netflix App
At first, you must make sure the Netflix app on your device has been updated for being ready to download the content. On your Android device, you simply can visit Google Play Store and update the app for getting the latest version (varies according to the device), while you can do the same on your iOS device by visiting the app store and click on the app to get it updated.
Step 2: Select the Netflix Download Quality
There are two different levels of quality that Netflix offers for downloading the free movies – “Standard” and Higher. Standard uses less space on the device, and you can experience fast download in these qualities whereas, “Higher” has superior quality, occupies more space on your device and downloads slower than the Standard. For choosing the download quality first tap on the menu icon which is on the left, scroll down to App Settings, then under the Downloads section tap on Video Quality to select your preference.
Step 3: Choose the Titles
Firstly, tap on the menu button on the top left, and then you will find “Available for Download” option there. Tap on the option to see different shows and movies that are available to download from Netflix. You can always look for the download icon whenever you are searching for any specific title, and the download icon looks like a downward facing arrow pointing on a line.
Step 4: Download Selected Content from Netflix
To start downloading the free movies and shows on Netflix, just tap on the download icon, and wait till the content has been downloaded fully. One information for the Android users: you can only download from Netflix on the same storage space where the Netflix app has been stored. For example, if you want to download Netflix movies on SD card then the Netflix app must be first stored on the card itself.
Step 5: Start Watching the Downloaded Content
You can always find your downloaded titles in the “My Downloads” segment which can be found just above the Home section by clicking on the menu icon on the top left corner. Just next to the title you can see the space the content uses as well as its running time. Tap on the video thumbnail and just enjoy the Netflix downloaded content.
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