Netflix has been clamping down on users who download movies for offline viewing, making it more difficult to do so.
While it was once possible to simply save a movie or TV show to your device’s storage, that is no longer the case.
Now, users must first ensure they are connected to a Wi-Fi network in order to download content for offline viewing.
Due to the change in library, those traveling outside of their home country may not be able to download the same movie that is available in their home country.
For example, if you want to download movies from American Netflix while traveling in Canada, you will need to connect to a Wi-Fi network in order to do so.
Like many other streaming services, the selection of movies and TV shows available for offline viewing will be different in other countries, so be sure to check before traveling.
By following the steps in this guide you will be able to download movies from Netflix including award-winning Netflix Originals such as House of Cards, Narcos, and Orange Is the New Black.
How to download movies from Netflix
You can download films on Netflix. Tap the Share icon next to the Download icon on your chosen film. When it is finished downloading, tap on Downloads in the bottom navigation menu. Here you can watch and manage all of your downloaded content.
After you have finished watching a film, go back to the Downloads section and tap one of the icons at top right for Delete or Keep.
How to download Netflix shows
Netflix shows can be downloaded. You can download an episode by tapping the icon next to its description and downloading it.
Netflix doesn’t support downloading all the episodes in a show at once, but you can pick and choose which ones you want to watch.
Downloading shows is the same as downloading movies: tap on Download icon > Delete or enable Smart Downloads if wanted > Shows screen to manage your downloaded episodes.
You can manage your downloaded episodes by going into the downloads screen via the bottom navigation bar. You can delete or enable smart downloads if wanted.
Downloads For You: Automatically Download Movies and TV Shows
Netflix has started a new project called the downloads for you. Basically, what this does is automatically download new and fantastic content on your smartphone or tablet that can be watched later without an Internet connection.
The best part about this new feature is that it is in total control of the user and they can activate it if they want to. One thing to keep in mind with this feature is that it only works with Wi-Fi connections and not with cellular wireless connections.
Can you download movies and shows from Netflix?
However, Netflix doesn’t let you download entire movies and shows from your account. To learn what movies and shows are available for downloading, tap the Downloads button on the bottom navigation bar.
The specific movies or TV that support offline viewing are found in the option called “Available for Download”.
You won’t be able to search for a specific movie or show within this section but if you already know what movie or TV show you want, continue looking through the sections listed below.
Which devices support downloaded content from Netflix?
Netflix has many types of downloadable content. These can be installed onto your phone or tablet to enjoy with the Netflix apps. You can also download Netflix on Windows 10 devices like tablets, Chromebooks, and Chromeboxes on Android apps.
Netflix is a great way to pass the time and enjoy your favorite TV shows and movies on the go, but downloading content can be tricky.
Fortunately, we’ve covered all of the essentials in this blog post so you know where to start with setting up offline downloads or how to delete downloaded episodes from Netflix if necessary.
This should help make it easier for you to save videos without having an internet connection!