Netflix is one of the most popular online streaming service that is used by people all over the world to watch movies and TV shows online. Until now, the service only allowed you to stream movies online, but now, it offers Netflix offline viewing feature as well through which you can download Netflix movies and TV shows and watch them offline on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

Although, Netflix is the most popular choice when it comes to online streaming platform, it didn’t have the option to download content for offline viewing. It was one of the most requested feature from its subscribers and paying heed to all the demands, we recently got the Netflix offline viewing feature that allows us to download movies and TV shows and watch them later without any Internet connection.

The offline viewing feature is being rolled out globally with several shows and movies already offering the download option. The rest of the content on the streaming platform will soon follow the lead and offer the offline viewing feature as well.

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How to Enable Netflix Offline Viewing?

“Netflix members worldwide can now download in addition to stream great series and films at no extra cost”, Netflix said in an announcement and while there are only a few select TV shows and movies offering this option, there are plans to add more to the catalog in the coming days.

The offline downloading feature is available for all the existing Netflix plans and if you are a paying subscriber to the service, you will be able to take advantage of the option on all platforms including smartphones and tablets.

In order to download your favorite movies and TV shows on your smartphone, you will have to update the Netflix app to the latest version. Also, make sure that your device is running Android 4.4.2 or iOS 8.0 or later.

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How to Download Netflix Movies and TV Shows Offline?

If you are concerned about the data consumption while downloading the content, then you don’t need to worry as downloading the content and streaming it online consumes similar amounts of data.

To download the movies and TV shows from the app, go to the Netflix menu and then select the “Available for Download” option. If you found the titles that you want to download in the list, then follow the below steps:

  • Select the title of the movie or TV show that you would like to download.
  • On the description page, you will see a download icon and by clicking on it, you will be able to download it.
  • For TV shows, the download icon will appear next to each episode.

Once all the movies and TV shows are downloaded on your device, you can access them by going to “My Downloads” section in the app.

If you want to save data while downloading the movies, then you can change the quality of the video from higher to standard. To do this, you need tap the Menu icon in the Netflix app and then go to App Settings > Download > Video Quality and then select either “Standard” or “Higher” video quality.

For more help regarding the download feature, you can visit the Netflix support page here!


This is how you can download Netflix movies and TV shows and then watch it offline whenever you want. If you are using the online streaming platform, then let us know what you think about this new feature. Also, share the article to enable Netflix offline viewing with your friends so that they too can use the service to watch movies offline.


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