Steps on how to download movies and TV shows on Netflix

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Netflix is a popular streaming service that allows users to watch movies and TV shows online. However, sometimes you may not have access to the internet and still want to watch your favourite shows. In such cases, you can download movies and TV shows on Netflix to watch offline. Here’s how you can do it:

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Step 1: Check Device Compatibility

To download movies and TV shows on Netflix, you need to have the latest version of the Netflix app on your device. The app is available on various devices, including:

  • iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 9.0 or later
  • Android phone or tablet running Android 4.4.2 or later
  • Amazon Fire tablet running Fire OS 4.0 or later
  • Windows 10 (version 1709 or later) or Windows 11 tablet or computer
  • Chromebook and Chromebox computers using the Netflix app from the Google Play Store

Step 2: Find and Download Movies and TV Shows

Once you have the latest version of the Netflix app on your device, you can start downloading movies and TV shows. Here’s how:

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1. Launch the Netflix app and tap Downloads at the bottom.
2. Tap on any TV show or movie and look for the Downloads icon to see whether it can be downloaded, or filter by what is available for download. Not all titles are available for download.
3. Tap the Download icon, and the show will start to download to your device. You can customize the file and choose the video quality and episodes.
4. Once the download is complete, you can watch the show anytime, anywhere, without an internet connection.

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Step 3: Use ‘Downloads for You’

If you want to make sure you always have something to watch offline, you can use ‘Downloads for You.’ This feature automatically downloads TV shows and movies that Netflix thinks you might like to your device. Here’s how you can turn it on or off:

1. Open the Netflix app and tap Downloads.
2. At the top of the screen, tap Smart Downloads.
3. Use the switch under Downloads for You to turn it on or off.
4. When Downloads for You is turned on, use the + and – buttons to adjust the storage (GB) amount to download for each profile.


Downloading movies and TV shows on Netflix is a great way to watch your favourite shows offline. With the latest version of the Netflix app, you can easily download movies and TV shows on your device and watch them anytime, anywhere. Additionally, you can use ‘Downloads for You’ to automatically download TV shows and movies that Netflix thinks you might like.

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