Being able to download Netflix TV shows and movies is a huge bonus to an already fantastic streaming service. But how do you access Netflix downloads? Where are they saved? And which devices and game consoles carry Netflix?
Here are answers to your Netflix download questions and more.
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Are netflix shows downloadable? Are netflix downloads available offline?
Yes, Virginia, you can download select TV shows and movies from Netflix to watch offline later. The operative word is select, which means not every TV show and movie can be downloaded from Netflix. You can tell that a TV show or movie is available to download from Netflix because it will have a download icon (arrow pointing down to a straight line) next to the title.
If you want to see all the TV shows and movies that are available to download from Netflix, use the Netflix menu and select “Available for Download.”
It’s best to be connected to WiFi when you download Netflix TV shows or movies. Although downloading uses up about the same amount of data as streaming, that’s still a lot of data getting eaten.
You should also have the latest version of the app, if you’re using a mobile device.
See also: Get a free Guide to 75 Binge-Worthy TV Shows.
Can Netflix download in the background?
Yes, but running more than one app that requires data or WiFi connection will slow everything down.
Where does Netflix save downloads? On Android? On a PC? On a Mac?
iOS: After your TV show or movie is downloaded, look for it in the “My Downloads” section of the Netflix app. Just click the menu and choose “My Downloads.”
Android: You can store Netflix downloads on an installed SD card. Select “App Settings” from the Netflix app menu. Under the “Downloads” heading, select “Download Location.” Then choose where you want your Netflix downloads to go.
PC: Install the Windows Netflix app on your PC. After your TV show or movie is downloaded, look for it in the “My Downloads” section of the Netflix app.
Mac: See iOS above.
You can also download this information in a chart.
No matter what operating system you’re using, make sure to watch it before it expires!
Is Netflix on Nintendo Switch? Xbox? Sony Playstation?
Nintendo Switch: As of January 16, 2018, no. Netflix is exploring possibilities for the Nintendo Switch.
Xbox (Any): Yes, after you sign up for Xbox Live.
Sony Playstation: Yes, on 3, 4, 4 Pro and Vita.