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The offline viewing feature on Netflix is a boon for iOS and Android users as they can watch their favorite movies and TV shows offline – without using Wi-Fi or cellular data. Netflix has introduced ‘Available for download’ for some movies and TV shows, and this means users can download such contents locally on their phones or tablets running iOS or Android. Check this guide to download Netflix movies and TV shows on iPhone and Android for offline viewing.

Watching Netflix movies and TV shows without internet connection is a great fun for iPhone and Android users; however, they have to download their contents on iOS 8 or later and Android KitKat or later versions. It goes without saying that while downloading movies, your device must be connected to a strong Wi-Fi network (cellular data will be consumed quickly). Once you download movies/TV shows, you can watch them from ‘My Downloads’ on your Netflix app.

How to Download and Watch Netflix Movie or TV Shows Offline on iPhone and Android

How to Watch Netflix Movies and TV Show Offline on Android and iPhone

Step 1: Open the Netflix app on your device.

Step 2: As not every title is available for offline viewing, you have to search for the specific one which you are looking for. You can touch on the Menu button (represented by three horizontal lines) on the top left of your screen and then touch on ‘Available for download’.

Step 3: Now touch on the exact movie or TV episode that you want to download. Once you have chosen the title, find the down arrow next to the title that signifies that it is available for offline viewing and touch on it.

Step 4: After the download is completed, you can view the downloaded content offline in the ‘My Downloads’ area in the menu app.

In case of TV shows, you will have to download every single episode separately by tapping on them.

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

Step 1: Touch on menu button on the top left of your screen

Step 2: Find ‘App Settings’ and touch on it.

Step 3: Beneath the ‘Downloads’ select ‘Video Quality’ choice.

Step 4: Select ‘Standard’ or ‘Higher’ as your video quality. Higher quality video will occupy more space on your app.

How to Delete Downloaded Movie or TV Episode from Netflix on iPhone or Android

Every downloaded video will occupy a specific space in your Netflix app. Therefore, regularly you need to delete the videos that you have already watched. Use the following steps to do so.

Step 1: Navigate to the Menu.

Step 2: Touch on My Downloads.

Step 3: Touch on Edit option that you can see on the top right corner of your screen. If you are an Android user, you can touch the ‘Pen’ icon on the top right corner of your screen.

Step 4: Touch the ‘X’ icon in red color to delete a specific title from your app.

How to Delete All Downloaded Movie or TV Episode from Netflix on iPhone or Android

Step 1: Visit the Menu

Step 2: Locate App Settings by moving downwards

Step 3: Touch on ‘Delete All Downloads’.

Step 4: Now you will be asked to confirm your action. Just touch on Delete and your task will be complete.

That’s it

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