How To Watch Netflix Offline In 2022

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Things are about to get better! Did you know you can watch Netflix offline? With almost half of all viewing being done on smartphones and tablets, the new most requested offline storage feature on the official Netflix app allows you to do just that. So thanks to the offline viewing feature, you need not worry about the availability of cellular data or dead zones where cell phone signals are zilch because you can now watch several Netflix movies and shows on the go! 

Here’s How To Download Netflix Shows And Movies Offline

Simply download the updated version of the Netflix app available to subscribers at no extra cost and save your favorite Netflix shows and movies to watch offline. The process is easy and takes about 5 minutes to download. All you need is a Netflix account, the Netflix app, and an iOS, Android, Amazon Fire, Chromebook, or Windows 10 device.

How to watch Netflix offline on Chromebook


  • Go to Google Play Store.
  • Download the “Netflix” app and wait for the app to install on your Chromebook.
  • After it is installed, “open/launch” the app.
  • Sign in” to your account.
  • Search for a Tv series or movie you want to watch.
  • Or, open the “Menu” and select “Available for Download.”
  • A list of movies/Tv series will appear.
  • Select the one you wish to watch.
  • Find the ‘Download’ button present below the video’s synopsis.
  • Click the button to start downloading the movie/tv series.
  • When the download completes, a blue box with a tick appears.
  • Now go to “My Downloads” to locate your video to watch it offline.

How to watch Netflix offline on Windows 10

To watch Netflix offline on Windows 10, follow the given steps:

  • Go to Microsoft Store.
  • Download the “Netflix” app and wait for the app to install.
  • Install” the app.
  • Open/Launch” the app after it gets installed.
  • Sign in” to your account.
  • Now click on the “Menu” button to select “Available for Download.”
  • A list of movies and Tv series will appear for download.
  • Click on the “Download” icon to select a movie or series of your choice.
  • A notification appears at the bottom of the screen to show the file is downloading.
  • After the file downloads, click on the “Menu” button to select “My Downloads” to access all the downloaded videos on your computer to start watching them offline.

How to watch Netflix offline on Mac

To watch Netflix offline on Mac, follow the given steps:

  • Install “Windows 10” on your Mac using the “Boot Camp Assistant” included in the Mac.
  • You will find “Boot Camp Assistant” in the “Utilities” folder of your device’s “Applications” folder. 
  • Now open “Boot Camp Assistant” and follow the on-screen instructions to install it.
  • Insert a USB drive where necessary and plug it into the Mac. This will allow Boot Camp Assistant to create a bootable drive to install Windows 10.
  • Give at least 128GB of storage space if asked to set Windows partition size.
  • The Mac will restart the Windows Installer after Boot Camp Assistant completes the installation.
  • Install “Windows” in the “BOOTCAMP” partition and click “Format.”
  • Now follow the on-screen instructions to install Windows 10.
  • After it is installed, your Mac will start up in Windows 10. 
  • To install Windows and Boot Camp drivers, follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Restart the computer in Windows 10.
  • Now go to the “Microsoft Store” and download Netflix.

Note: Having Trouble using Netflix on Mac? Follow these steps to download Netflix on Mac.

How to watch Netflix offline on Android

To watch Netflix offline on Android, follow the given steps:

  • Open the “Google Play Store” on your Android smartphone or tablet
  • Search “Netflix” to install the app.
  • After the Netflix app is installed, “open/launch” the app.
  • Sign in” to your account.
  • Select movies or TV shows available for download.
  • To save the file on your device, tap on the “Download” icon.
  • After the file is downloaded, click on the “Download” tab on the bottom right of the screen to access movies and shows offline.

Note: Some movies do not have the “Download” button; therefore, they can’t be downloaded.

How to watch Netflix movies offline on iPhone

To watch Netflix movies offline on an iPhone, follow the given steps:

  • Download the updated “Netflix” app from the Apple App Store.
  • Install” the application on your iPhone.
  • Launch/Open” the app and “sign-in” to your account.
  • Click on the “Menu” tab and select “Available for Download.”
  • Choose a show or a movie that interests you.
  • Click on the download icon.
  • Allow the download process to complete.
  • Go to the “Menu,” select “My Downloads,” and access the video.
  • Tap on the video’s play button to play the movie offline.

How to use the Smart Downloads feature on Netflix

With the “Smart Download” feature, when you finish watching a downloaded episode, the streaming service will clear the Netflix watch history and automatically download the next episode so that they are ready for you. Initially, Smart Downloads is available on Android, iOS, and Windows 10 Netflix app.

Note: The file sizes are quite large, so we recommend doing this over Wi-Fi because you don’t want to eat up all your cellular data, as Netflix uses data much more than you can imagine.

To use the Smart Download feature, follow the instructions below:

  • Download a show
  • Go to “My Downloads” and select “Smart Downloads
  • At the top of the screen should be a prompt to enable the feature.
  • Tap it and slide the toggle to switch the “ON” position.

How to enable automatic downloads

Netflix’s new feature aims to bring more offline content to users who opt-in for automatic downloads. This feature is not a replacement but an addition to Netflix’s existing offline viewing feature, Smart Downloads. With “Downloads for You” enabled, the Netflix application downloads recommended TV shows and movies to the mobile device based on the viewer’s choice as determined by their Netflix watch history.

Avail this feature by following these steps:

  • Open the “Netflix” app.
  • Tap “Downloads” on the bottom navigation bar. 
  • On a device running Windows 10 or Windows 11, open the Netflix app and select “Menu,” then “My Downloads.”
  • Select “Smart Downloads” at the top of the screen.
  • Enable the switch under “Download Next Episode” to turn it ON or OFF.

Note: To adjust data storing preferences, select “Allocate Storage.” Use the Plus and Minus icons to choose between 1GB, 3GB, and 5GB storage caps.

Frequently Asked Questions


If a connectivity issue occurs during downloading your movie/show, the faulty download will not play offline.


Yes, you can watch Netflix content on your computer offline by using Netflix’s Windows 10 app.


No, watching a Netflix download does not consume any data.


Most Netflix downloads last for seven days. However, if a download expires in less than seven days, Netflix displays the time or days remaining for it beside the title on the app’s Downloads page.


If you want to download Netflix movies permanently, just tap the “Download” button next to each listing, and the app will take care of the rest.


Streaming and downloading use similar amounts of data, making little difference.


You will use around 2 GB to stream a 2-hour SD movie on Netflix.


Conclusion:

Netflix’s offline playback feature is a great way to watch your favorite shows and movies when you don’t have an internet connection. The content selection is great, and the feature works seamlessly on a variety of devices. Just make sure you remember to download your content.