How to Download Netflix Movies and TV Shows on iPhone and iPad

It would be really cool to download Netflix movies and shows for offline playback on iPhone and iPad. Check out how it works...

Whenever I wish to watch some of my favorite movies or TV shows, I prefer to hang out with Netflix. As a user, I have always wanted this entertainment app to allow offline playback; just like most users.

Finally, Netflix has fulfilled the wish of many users. The 9.0.1 version of the app now lets you download movies and TV shows to watch them offline.

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How to Download Netflix Movies and TV Shows on iPhone and iPad

How to Download a Movie or TV episode on Netflix on iPhone and iPad

Note: There are some limitations to what you can download. The contents which are available to download appear to be owned by the app. It says that more items would be available for download in future.

“Many of your favorite streaming series and movies are already available for download, with more on the way, so there is plenty of content available for those times when you are offline. For example, Orange is The New Black, Narcos, and The Crown are available for download today.” Netflix.

Step #1. Make sure to update Netflix to the latest version. Then, launch the app on your iOS device. Now, tap on the menu button (three horizontal lines) at the top left the corner.

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Tap on Menu Button in Netflix iPhone App

Step #2. Tap on Available for Download.

Tap on Available for Download in Netflix on iPhone

Next, you need to tap the show or movie which you wish to download.

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Select TV Show or Movie in Netflix on iPhone

Step #3. Now, tap on the download button next to the movie or episode.

Tap on Download Button in Netfilx iPhone App

How to Choose Between Standard and High Video Quality in Netflix on iPhone and iPad

You have the option to choose between two different resolutions-Standard and High.

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The higher video quality will not just require more space but also take longer to download as compared to the standard one.

Step #1. To change the video resolution, go to the App Settings section.

Tap on App Settings in Nextflix iPhone App

Step #2. Tap on Video Quality.

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Tap on Video Quality in Netflix on iPhone

Step #3. Select the Video quality.

Select Video Quality in Netflix on iPhone

How to Download Netflix Videos Using Cellular on iPhone and iPad

Netflix app, by default, downloads videos when your device is connected to Wi-Fi. But in case you want to download them using Cellular Data, then you can turn off Wi-Fi Only option from the App Settings and set it to download videos using data.

Tap on App Settings in Nextflix iPhone AppDownload Netflix Videos Using Cellular on iPhone

How to Remove a Downloaded Movie or TV Episode from Netflix on iPhone and iPad

If you have watched the downloaded movie or shows and no longer want them to continue to occupy space on your iPhone, you can easily delete them.

Step #1. Launch Netflix app on your iPhone. Then, tap on the menu button at the upper left corner.

Tap on Menu Button in Netflix iPhone App

Step #2. Next, you need to tap on My Downloads.

Tap on My Downloads in Netflix on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on Edit.

Tap on Edit Under My Downloads in Netflix on iPhone

Step #4. Finally, you have to tap the delete button (“x”) next to the items you wish to remove.

Delete Downloaded Movie or TV Show from Netflix

That’s it!

Apple’s TV app is set to arrive with iOS 10.2. With interesting features like Single Sign-On, it is going to be a huge challenge to Netflix and just released DirecTV Now from AT&T.

If you are going to use TV app a lot on your iPhone, do check out this post to reduce data consumption while using this entertainment app on your device.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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