How to Download Movies and TV Shows from Netflix on Your Android Device to Watch Them Offline

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Netflix is finally putting an end to workarounds and is officially introducing offline playback feature for its mobile apps including the Android app for both mobile phones and tablets. So you’ll now be able to binge watch your favorite show during your long commute or when you’re on a vacation, far away from stable Wi-Fi. The feature isn’t available for every movie and TV show out there (Disney content is missing), but there’s still a lot to be consumed offline.

How to Download a Movie or TV Episode on Netflix

Step 1: After opening the app tap on “Menu” button in the top and select “Available for Download“. This will show a list of all the movies and TV shows that you can download. You can also just start browsing around for movies and TV shows.

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Step 2: When you select a movie or a TV show, you’ll get to the detail view. Here you’ll see a title of the movie or the TV episode. Next to it there’s the “Download” button. Tap on it to start the download.

How to Remove Downloads

Step 1: Tap on the “Menu” button and select “My Downloads

Step 2: Select a TV show or the movie.

Step 3:¬†Tap on the “Edit” button on the top-right. It looks like a pen icon.

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Step 4: You’ll see check marks next to titles. Select the ones you want to delete.

How To Stop Downloads

Step 1: From the “My Downloads” section tap on the media you want to stop downloading.

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Step 2: Next to the title you’ll find the progress bar icon. Tap on it to cancel the download.

How To Download in HD

By default Netflix downloads in SD. But if you’ve got the space to spare and a big high resolution screen, you might want to watch content in high definition. Here’s how to switch to HD.

Step 1: Go to “Settings” and tap on “Download Video Quality.

Step 2: From here, select “High“.

How Do You Like The Feature

Do you like the new offline playback feature? Do you think you’ll be using it a lot? Share with us in the comments below.

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  • epdm2be

    “How Do You Like The Feature ”

    Not a Netflix customer myself but friends really appreciate this feature. Good move from Netflix.