The day every Netflix user has been waiting for is finally here. Netflix now allows you to download videos to your mobile devices.
An update to the Netflix app gives users the ability to download videos to their mobile devices. This means that you can save videos to your phone and tablet when you are connected to Wi-Fi to watch offline, saving your monthly data for other things.
Plan ahead when you will be away from Wi-Fi or have a weak Internet connection, and download your favorite movies, series and TV shows to your device. You’ll be able to watch them offline, when you’re away from the Internet, traveling internationally, or running out of data on your monthly plan.
Which Netflix Videos Can Be Downloaded
Not all videos on Netflix can be downloaded, but many of the most popular ones are available for downloading.
Popular titles that can be downloaded on Netflix include:
- House of Cards
- Stranger Things
- Orange Is the New Black
- Breaking Bad
- Grace and Frankie
- Better Call Saul
- Friday Night Lights
- The Legend of Frosty the Snowman
When you update the Netflix app on your device, you’ll see this image the first time you open the updated app:
Tap “find something to download” to see which videos are available to download. You will see a grid of videos, arranged by category, such as:
- Popular on Netflix
- Family Features
- Top Picks for You
- Recently Added
- TV Shows
You can also tap the three stacked lines icon in the upper left corner of the screen to see which videos are available for download and which ones you already have downloaded onto your device.
Use the search feature to find videos you want to watch. If they are available for download, a down arrow ↓ will appear when you tap on the title image.
How to Download a Netflix Video to Your Device
After you find a video you would like to download, tap on it, then tap the down arrow ↓ on the screen. A banner will appear while the video is being downloaded. A progress bar at the top of the banner shows how much of the video has been downloaded.
After the download is finished, the banner will show “Download Complete”. Tap the banner to begin watching the video.
Are you excited about downloading Netflix videos to your devices? Which videos will you be downloading? Will this new feature make you more likely to watch Netflix videos?
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