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

A short while back Netflix hinted at letting its subscribers to download and watch its content offline on their devices such as smartphones. Now, they have finally decided to go ahead with it. This was necessary for Netflix as a response to their closest rivals such as Amazon and Prime Video who already provide this option for about a year or so.

Netflix’s announcement informs that this feature will now be present on both the Android and iOS platforms as soon as you have the latest version of the Netflix app. However, not all of the content is available offline. You must have a device with Android version Kitkat and above and an iOS 8.0 or more Apple device along with a working internet connection to download and save your desired content for viewing it offline.

How to Download or Watch Netflix Movie/TV Show Episode 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.


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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.

If you are a sucker for TV shows or are a movie buff, then wait no further and begin to download the TV show episode or movie titles that you like and watch whenever you wish. Let us know your feedback on FacebookTwitter and Google Plus.

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