By: Tech Desk New Delhi Updated: January 15, 2020 9:17:51 am
Netflix lets users download movies and watch them offline. Here’s how. (Image: Bloomberg)

Netflix has launched the capability to download certain movies and also TV shows to watch on the iPhone and iPad. This is a blessing when you’re on the go and don’t want to be concerned on the subject of streaming over a cellular network or buying in-flight internet access. The latest version of the Netflix app You’ll see a tab at the bottom of the Netflix app that says Downloads. Tap on it and it will guide you to shows that are available to download. Not all content. Netflix for Mac, free and safe download. Netflix latest version: Watch your favorite TV shows anytime, anywhere. Netflix is one of the most popular video streaming services in the world. Netflix for iOS works with your regular Netflix account, allowing you to watch all the shows and movies you love from anywhere. The app lets you browse through rows of top selections for each genre, and you can even download select titles to watch when you can’t be online.

Before taking a long haul flight I download music, movies and offline games on my smartphone every time. Two of my favorite streaming service are Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. I also use Hotstar sometimes. All three platform lets subscribers download movies and TV shows on their smartphone very easily. In this article, let’s focus on Netflix and take a look at the step-by-step process on how to download movies from Netflix and watch them when stable internet connection isn’t available. For instance, on a flight to the US from India.

How to download movies from Netflix

First of all, one should know that Netflix doesn’t lets users download each and every movie available on the platform. The list includes select movies and web series. To know which movies and TV shows are available for download, users will first need to update the app from Google Play store, then open Netflix and click on the “Download” option available at the bottom of the screen. The “Download” option sits next to the “Coming soon” option.

To download movies from Netflix, first click on the “download” icon. Note: The option looks like an arrow pointing at the bottom.

The movies and TV shows available for download list will then appear on the phone screen. All the listed movies can be downloaded for offline viewing.

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Select the movies and TV shows that needs to be downloaded.

Ensure to change the download setting to WiFi only so mobile data doesn’t finish. This is because movies are heavy files and need lots of data to download.

In case of unavailability or patchy WiFi network, disable the “WiFi only” option so Netflix uses mobile data to download movies.

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Users must choose download video quality from Standard and High. It should be noted, to save data downloading movies in Standard option is recommended while if picture quality matters High is a better option.

You can also cancel the download in the middle. (check screenshot below to know).


Netflix Smart Downloads option

Netflix brings Smart Downloads option with it. The Smart Downloads option basically automatically downloads the next episode of a TV show you’re watching and deletes the episodes that has already been watched. The Smart Downloads feature works only when the phone is connected to a WiFi network.

For instance, imagine you finished watching an episode you’ve downloaded. The next time your phones connects to WiFi the previously downloaded and watched episode will automatically get deleted and the next episode will be downloaded. The good bit about this feature is, it reduces the burden of space consumption in the phone, which is a problem when you manually download a movie or a TV show and forget to delete it.

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Netflix 4K HDR Video Streaming in macOS Big Sur


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Netflix app for macbookOne of the new features coming with macOS 11 Big Sur is HDR video support. This allows Netflix users to watch their favorite TV Shows and Movies in 4K HDR quality for the first time ever on a Mac.

Netflix 4K HDR Streaming Requirements

According to a Netflix support document, to be able to play videos in 4K HDR quality from Netflix, you need to update to macOS Big Sur and own a Mac that packs Apple’s T2 Security chip. This particular component comes with hardware acceleration that enables Ultra HD streaming, without making any compromises.

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In addition to this, the monitor used to output the Ultra HD stream has to be compatible with the 60Hz 4K display rate with a HDCP 2.2 connection. This means that Netflix 4K HDR streaming will be available only for those the own a Mac manufactured in 2018 or newer.

You also need the recently released Safari 14 web browser to stream Netflix Ultra HD movies, as well as a strong internet connection speed of at least 25 MB/s.

Fact: Of course that on top of all this you need a Netflix plan that offers the Ultra HD streaming option.

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How To Watch Netflix Ultra HD Streaming

1. Open Safari on your macOS 11 Big Sur device.
2. Browse for Netflix and select the movie that you want to watch.
3. Make sure that streaming quality set to Auto or High.

Macs Compatible With Netflix 4k HDR

The models listed below are equipped with Apple’s T2 Security Chip and are able to stream Netflix in Ultra HD after updating to macOS Big Sur:

  • Mac mini introduced in 2018
  • MacBook Air introduced in 2018 or later
  • MacBook Pro introduced in 2018 or later
  • Mac Pro introduced in 2019
  • iMac Pro
  • iMac introduced in 2020

Mac Requirements For Netflix HDR

HDR Netflix streaming is already available for Mac computer as long as the following requirements are met:

  • macOS Catalina 10.15.4 or newer.
  • a Mac computer which packs a HDR compatible display.
  • Important: The High Dynamic Range checkbox has to be enabled in System Preferences -> Display.
  • Tip: If you’re using a cable to connect your Mac computer to an external display, the adapter must support HDR.

Are you looking for Netflix Ultra HD streaming on your Mac computer? Let us know with the help of the comments section available below.

Important: macOS Big Sur is expected to roll anytime this month. Bookmark us for more tips and tricks!

Related: You aren’t a Netflix subscriber yet? Here is how to test out the service and watch Netflix free on your Mac.

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