Even as Apple released its TV Plus streaming service, Netflix enjoys the status of a leader. However, streaming content means a lot of data usage when you are watching movies or TV shows out of home/office. Thankfully, Netflix allows its users to download content to watch it offline. By doing so, users can watch their favorite TV series and movies wherever they are. But how to download Netflix movies and TV shows on your iPhone and iPad for offline viewing?
Apart from downloading contents, you can also adjust video quality and delete movies/shows. Netflix is making all efforts to grab more eye balls and planning to become a one-stop solution for entertainment for entire family.
How to Download a Movie or TV Show on Netflix on iPhone and iPad
Step #1. Make sure to update Netflix to the latest version. Then, launch the app on your iOS device.
Step #2. Now tap on any TV show/series or movie you wish to download.
Step #3. Now, tap on the download button next to the movie or episode.
Note: Your downloaded movies and TV shows can be accessed from the Downloads option. Note that you are supposed to watch downloaded contents within 90 days, otherwise, the content will be expired after that period. If you are watching series of episodes, you can use Smart Downloads feature, which automatically downloads next episodes and deletes the completed episodes.
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.
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, tap on three horizontal lines (Hamburger button) from the bottom right corner of the app.
Step #2. Next, tap on App Settings.
Step #3. Then tap on Video Quality and choose either Standard or Higher under VIDEO PLAYBACK.
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.
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 Downloads button from the bottom menu.
Step #2. Under your profile, you can see a list of downloaded contents, swipe from right to left on the content you want to delete.
Step #3. A red delete button appears on your device screen; tap on it. And the downloaded movie or TV episode will be removed from Netflix. Alternatively, you can tap on Edit button (see that pencil icon upper right corner) and tap on red delete button to delete the content.
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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