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Netflix Offline

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Jack Dweck
Brb, currently downloading all of Black Mirror
Ryan Hoover
Probably the most useful update to Netflix since they introduced online streaming. Tangent: What shows/movies are people watching? I'm enjoy Black Mirror (related), Tallulah with Ellen Page is great, and Demetri Martin's standup special is hilarious. Oh, and I recently re-watched Heavyweights. It holds up. 😊
Steph Garrett
@rrhoover Chewing Gum, Black Mirror, The Crown is lit, Chef's Table, and Lovesick
Jason Hart
@rrhoover +1 for Black Mirror. Nacros is pretty amazing as well.
Wouter van Lent
@rrhoover Designated Survivor is my latest discovery!
Thomas Dunn
@rrhoover Just finished season 1 of Hannibal. Dark dark stuff and very addictive
Ali Afridi
@rrhoover Black Mirror, Narcos, and I've started to watch through the old Top Gear. Good stuff.
Jason Frishman
@rrhoover Michael Che's recent standup was amazing. Highly recommend.
Parker Woodward
@rrhoover The Crown, Shameless
Niv Dror
@rrhoover The Crown is sooo good 👑 thankful for the random midnight @stevesi Twitter recommendation 💫
Nat Eliason
@rrhoover Bojack Horseman if you want some surprisingly insightful and deep comedy.
Matthew Helbig
@rrhoover Joe Rogan's newest standup, The Fall and Black Mirror.
Eric Miller
@rrhoover The Killing, the 100, Sense8
Alex Stoklas
@rrhoover Good to hear that you have time to watch :-) I just started with White Collar, is average
Brian J King
@woutervanlent @rrhoover It's a shame it keeps getting bumped from airing. Looks like episode 8 will finally air tonight though!
Khalil Benihoud
@alikafridi @rrhoover right
@rrhoover Tales by Light, Untold History of the US, & The Bletchley Circle. The Killing is probably the best crime drama I've seen.
Sarah Evans
@rrhoover the crown!!!!!
@rrhoover Been watching Fargo, it's great!
@ongarrett @rrhoover omg I love chewing Gun. Black Mirror is always a great choice. :)
Steph Garrett
@callmewilsar I was shocked by how light they kept it regardless of the storyline. Laughed until I cried
Emily Schuman
@rrhoover watch The Imposter! pretty crazy doc. Shameless is great. Just watched Temple Grandin (actually found via LeanFlix - which was really good too.
Aftab Alam
@desmonddantzler First two seasons were really top-notch and unbeatable till True Detective didn't happen
Simon Bromberg
@rrhoover The Fall, rewatching various Star Trek series and Pokemon for the nostalgia I highly recommend "River"
Simon Bromberg
@desmonddantzler @epic__miller The Killing started off really well, but then it dragged on endlessly and jerked viewers around with red herrings. I recommend giving up on it before it's too late. Swap it for The Fall or River. Plus I know it's set in Seattle, but it doesn't rain there THAT much
Andrea Hernández
@ongarrett @rrhoover The Crown!
Steph Garrett
@think_andreah she just neeeeever gives in and I kinda love it!!
Justin Malik
@rrhoover Black Mirror, Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Bloodline
Danny Richman
@rrhoover how about Series Hunt?
@rrhoover classic comedy forever... 30 Rock, Parks & Rec, the Office, Bob's Burgers, Scrubs all on repeat. Plot / character driven crime shows make appearances too, though (Bones, and NUMB3RS, Psych + Chuck while those last three were on Netflix)
Thomas Burgess
@rrhoover I just binged the new Brazilian Netflix Original "3%" (I watched it subbed in English with the Portuguese dub) and it was GREAT.
@shimmb For me the red herrings made the show, especially in S1-S2 when it was discovered who really killed the daughter. I've seen both The Fall and River, exceptional productions. 👍🙌
Jamie McIntyre
@rrhoover Black Mirror Season 3 was fantastic. Now Hooked on 3%. Watch it Portugese with English subtitles!
Jamie McIntyre
@ninjinka @rrhoover Just saw this after my post. Just finished episode 6. Brilliant show.
Florin Muresan
@rrhoover Narcos, How To Get Away With Murder, Sherlock (best show ever, the British show!!), House of Cards, Stranger Things, The Get Down Brothers, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Ascension Netflix is a subscription that really makes sense for me
Nipun Gupta
@rrhoover I have been watching Pacific Heat (Australian version of James Bond - hilarious) and re-watching Archer / Office. Madame Secretary is a pretty cool show if you are into national security etc.
Niv Dror
Netflix Board Meeting Minutes: 2006: Should we launch video streaming? 🤔 2007: We successfully launched video streaming ✅ 2008: Should we enable offline viewing? 🤔 2009: We should enable offline viewing ❌ 2010: We should enable offline viewing... ❌ 2011: Our customers want offline viewing ❌ 2012: Our customers really want offline viewing ❌ 2013: Offline viewing? ❌ 2014: We should enable offline viewing. ❌ 2015: Thoughts on offline viewing? ❌ 2016: *Adds offline viewing* ✅
Andrey Yanovskiy
@nivo0o0 I think it's because it's hard to stream 4K video :)
Rene Pot
@andreyyanovskiy @nivo0o0 pretty sure competition forced them. Streaming or downloading requires the same amount of bandwith
Dominik Schmidt
@andreyyanovskiy @nivo0o0 Well, I don't think a lot of 4k videos will fit into an iDevice
Andrey Yanovskiy
@iduuck @nivo0o0 oh, so it's for iOS/Android... then it's much simpler — download at home over WiFi — watch on a commute
Frad Lee
@andreyyanovskiy @nivo0o0 iPhone 7 Plus 1080p 😂
Joshua Pinter
@wraldpyk @andreyyanovskiy @nivo0o0 Yeah, they require the same amount of total bandwidth but not the same amount of bandwidth per second. I think his point is that downloading 4K doesn't require you to have a sufficiently fast bandwidth, where as streaming it does.
Pietz Prove
@andreyyanovskiy @nivo0o0 i think your internet connection is slower than mine :)
Justin White
@joshuapinter @wraldpyk @andreyyanovskiy @nivo0o0 lol.. You actually had to explain that? We're doomed.
Gene Fan
@nivo0o0 First up, the complete (Netflix collection of) Pedro Almodovar movies:)
Zack Bloom
@nivo0o0 Having worked at Hulu, I'm convinced it was 100% a licensing and rights issue. Copyrights can be infinitely subdivided, meaning Netflix may have had 'streaming' rights, but not 'offline caching' rights. Yes, even on content they produced.
Fraser Smith
@nivo0o0 2017: Thoughts on offline viewing for the desktop? ❌
Jason Salas
@zackbloom Interesting...
Mac Aficionados
@andreyyanovskiy I think it's because Amazon Prime Video is on it's way outside of the USA 😉
Florin Muresan
@zackbloom @nivo0o0 I agree. It's also what I think. People don't realize it, but licenses and rights are the reason why MOST great things are locked to the world.
Towa Beer
@nivo0o0 @frassmith What's a desk top?
Karl Schmidt
Very cool! I wish they kept their API though, I found it useful to implement custom 'My List' sorting and other features..
Sven van der Zee
@kschmidtdev Miss the API :(
The holidays have come early!
Jason Wolf
Oh, Eureka! This is good stuff :)
Rodrigo Reis
awesome, gonna catch up with my series during my long flights
Shaun D
Hows that for a slice of fried gold
Thomas Dunn
Wow this is huge!!! Train journeys just became way better
Juan Buis
This changes everything! Also, there's a new in-app category "Available for Download" that makes downloadable content easy to find.
Ankit Aggarwal
Is this an app only feature?
Rene Pot
@ank2302 it appears so. That until they launch a desktop application. With the rumours of offline support came also a Windows application. We'll have to wait for now
Ankit Aggarwal
@wraldpyk Thanks for the info! I would prefer a Mac app still :)
Stanley Idesis
👴: back in my day you had to be online to stream your Netflix! 👶: What's Netflix, grandpa?
Vamsi Varanasi
@sisedi Unlikely. Even today, no one asks "What's Coca Cola grandpa?"
Stanley Idesis
@vamsikvaranasi after 10 years of business you're ready to say Netflix is a guaranteed 100 year brand? Ballsy ;D
Vamsi Varanasi
@sisedi Ha ha, point taken. Netflix might go the way of Blockbuster... but if they play their cards right, there's not reason they won't stick around.
Stanley Idesis
@vamsikvaranasi they do have an incredible advantage though unlike tech, the beverage world is hard to disrupt at this point. I wonder if it's possible 🤔
Vamsi Varanasi
@sisedi With blockbuster vs netflix, netflix filled a need of the consumer to get movies without hassle and in a convenient medium. I don't see a replacement for streaming, like ever. Unless we get movies that we can "experience", I mean actually live them, and somehow Netflix misses that train, I don't see it being disrupted so easily. Coke always filled our need for fattening sugar water :D We'll always crave fattening sugar water, but Coke sells us excuses for drinking it more than the water itself.
Greg 'X' Willis
@vamsikvaranasi @sisedi "movies we can experience...?" Westworld anyone? :D
Shaun Trennery
That's the sound of the door slamming on other VOD providers. Only defence for launching a VOD service will be insanity.
Jason Hart
Amazon Prime Video has had offline viewing for a while and while I don't use it often, when I do need it, it has been very helpful and pretty easy to use. After taking a quick look at Netflix's updated app, it looks just as easy. Not all videos can be downloaded but they do have an "Available for Download" section so that helps.
David Senate
Very cool and it is a worldwide update. Thx Netflix :)
Olivier El Mekki
Great news! Watching movies in the train is finally possible :) (and great timing, just before christmas) That being said, I'm a bit disappointed to read in the "To download titles from Netflix on your mobile device, you will need" section that I need an internet connection to download movies :trollface:
This is great for holiday traveling! Now I get to catch up on some proper TV when I fly.
Will this defeat the purpose of streaming? In Asia, this will impact netflix membership. There will be one account for offline viewing and then share it among friends and family. I think this could impact Netflix abroad.
Mark Spivey
@sridhar_kondoji doubt it, since this is app only they could just tie it to authorised devices
@ausonio If the downloaded image can be played only using netflix app, then i agree.
Scott Wyden Kivowitz
It's about time!
Neeraj Thakur

Downloading TV shows and movies on Netflix

You can download select TV shows and movies to watch without an internet connection from the Netflix app on Apple iOS or Android mobile devices and computers or tablets running Windows 10. Downloads are not currently supported on other devices.

To download titles from Netflix on your device, you will need:

  • An iPhone, iPad, or iPod running iOS 9.0 or later

  • A phone or tablet running Android 4.4.2 or later

  • A tablet or computer running Windows 10 Version 1607 (Anniversary Update) or later

  • An internet connection*

  • An active Netflix streaming account

  • The latest version of the Netflix Apple iOS, Netflix Android, or Netflix Windows 10 app

*Though you will be able to watch your downloaded TV shows and movies without an internet connection, you will need an internet connection to download content with the Netflix app.

Downloading and streaming consume similar amounts of data. If you are concerned about mobile data usage, we suggest downloading while connected to Wi-Fi. See our Help Center for more information on data usage.

You can manage your active download devices from the Account page when logged into your account on

When a title you have downloaded is no longer available on Netflix, the download will expire and you will not be able to play it.

Download a title

Download a title

Not all titles are available for download. If you have a particular title in mind, you can search for that title and look for the download icon . If you are interested in browsing downloadable titles, select Available for Download from the Netflix menu . Once you have found a title, follow the steps below.

  1. Select the title you would like to download.

  2. On the description page, tap the download icon .

    • For TV shows, the icon will appear next to each available episode.

  3. Once the title has completed downloading, you can access it from the My Downloads section of the app. Please note that different titles have different expiration windows, so be sure to check your My Downloads page for expiration information.

Select download video quality

You can select the download video quality that best fits your needs.* Standard quality is a slightly lower video quality that requires less storage space and takes less time to download. Higher quality, up to 1080p depending on title downloaded, requires more storage space and takes more time to download.

  1. From the Netflix app, tap the Menu icon .

  2. Under the Downloads heading, select Video Quality.

  3. Select either Standard or Higher video quality.

*Android devices must be able to stream Netflix in HD to select video quality. Visit our article about Android for more information about HD-capable models.

Manage download storage location (Android only)

Android devices with an installed SD card allow you to store your downloads there.

  1. From the Netflix app, tap the Menu icon .

  2. Under the Downloads heading, select Download Location.

  3. Select where you would like to store your downloads.

    • This will change the storage location of future downloads. Titles you have already downloaded will remain where they are.

Watch a downloaded title


Select My Downloads.

Tap the Play icon on the title you would like to watch.

For TV shows, you must first select the show, then tap the Play icon on the episode you would like to watch.

*You will need to be signed in to your Netflix account to access your downloaded titles. To ensure you always have access to your downloads, we recommend remaining signed in to your Netflix mobile app.

Delete a downloaded title

When you are finished watching a downloaded title, you’ll want to delete that title before you attempt to download a new one.

Delete a downloaded title from your iOS device

  1. Tap the Menu icon

  2. Tap Edit in the upper right corner of your screen.

  3. Tap the red X icon to remove the title from your device.

Delete a downloaded title from your Android device

  1. Tap the Menu icon

  2. in the upper right corner of your screen.

  3. Select the titles you wish to delete by checking the box next to the titles.

  4. Click or tap the delete icon to remove the title from your device.

Delete a downloaded title from your Windows 10 device

  1. Click or tap the Menu icon .

  2. in the upper right corner of your screen.

  3. Select the titles you wish to delete by checking the box next to the titles.

  4. Click or tap the delete icon to remove the title from your device.

Delete all downloaded titles

  1. .

  2. Select Delete All Downloads.