When you’re traveling, don’t have access to your high-speed broadband line at home or just don’t want to deal with spotty 4G coverage, you have a better option for streaming movies and TV shows on Netflix.
In case you haven’t noticed it yet, the Netflix app for your Android phone, Apple iPhone, and Apple iPad allows you to download and save movies and TV shows right on the device itself, which means that the next time you Want to watch it, you don’t need internet connection.
Keep an eye on how many TV shows or movies you download, however, as the phone or tablet’s storage can fill up quickly. Here is a quick guide to download your favorite shows and movies for easy viewing.
Step 1: Open the Netflix app. You can do this either on your smartphone or on your laptop. On PC, you can download the app from Microsoft Store or Apple App Store. Keep in mind that Netflix doesn’t support downloading in a web browser, so you’ll have to use the app.
Step 2: Go to the page of the movie or TV show you want to download. You can either use the search option or open something from your watchlist.
Step 3: Below the play button you will get the option to download. Click on Download button.
Step 4: You will see an indicator in place of the download button. Additionally, if you only want to download specific episodes, you can click the download icon to the right of the episode from the list. Depending on the speed of your Internet connection, your selected title will be downloaded.
Step 5: Go to the Downloads menu to find all your downloads. You can switch the video quality for your future downloads in the app settings.
On a smartphone, you can change the download location from the app settings to the memory card, if you have one. If you use Wi-Fi, you can also select the Smart Downloads option from the app settings.
This option automatically downloads the next episode for the show you’re watching, if you’ve downloaded an episode of it. Additionally, you can also allocate storage, which is as much data as Netflix users can download, if you have multiple users sharing your Netflix account. Works for allocation smart download option.