A few months back Netflix signaled that it would allow its users to download and watch its TV shows, movies etc. offline on their smartphones and finally it has made the decision. This was seen as inevitable as Netflix’s nearest rivals like Amazon and Prime Video was already offering this option since a year or so back. Even YouTube, the most popular free video streaming app too offers offline viewing of its videos.
As per Netflix’s announcement this feature will be available on both Android and iPhone platforms with immediate effect provided you have an updated version of Netflix app but mind you not all titles are available offline. All you need to have is Android version KitKat and above and iOS 8.0 or more plus an active internet connection to save your favorite content for offline use.
How to Download/Watch Netflix Movie or TV Episode Offline on iPhone and Android
Step #1. Launch Netflix app on your smartphone.
Step #2. Because not all titles are available for offline viewing you need to search for a particular title. You can tap on three horizontal lines (Menu button) on the top left of your screen and then tap on ‘Available for download’.
Step #3. Next, tap on movie or TV episode which you wish to download, after selecting the title look for down arrow next to the title, which means that it is available for an offline viewing, tap on it.
Step #4. Once the download is done you can view the downloaded videos offline under ‘My Downloads’ in the menu app.
Note: For Netflix TV shows, you need to download each episode and then tap on them to watch offline.
How to Choose Between Standard and High Video Quality in Netflix on iPhone/Android
Step #1. Tap on three horizontal lines (menu button) on the top left of your screen
Step #2. Look out for ‘App Settings’ and tap on it.
Step #3. Under the ‘Downloads’ tap on ‘Video Quality’ option.
Step #4. Choose ‘Standard’ or ‘Higher’ video quality.
Note: Higher video quality will eat more space on your app.
How to Delete Downloaded Movie or TV Episode from Netflix on iPhone/Android
As we mentioned above, each downloaded video will acquire certain space in your Netflix app, so time and again you need to delete those videos which you have watched already. Here is how you can delete them.
Step #1. Go to the Menu.
Step #2. Tap on My Downloads.
Step #3. Tap on Edit option visible at the top right corner of your screen. (Android users tap on the ‘Pen’ icon, visible at the top right corner of your screen).
Step #4. Tap the ‘X’ icon in red color to remove a particular title from your app.
How to Delete All Downloaded Movie or TV Episode from Netflix on iPhone/Android
Step #1. Go to Menu.
Step #2. Find App Settings by scrolling down.
Step #3. Tap on ‘Delete All Download’.
Step #4. You will be prompted to confirm your action, just tap on Delete and you will be done.
So, without waiting anymore just start downloading your favorite titles on Netflix and watch them at your convenience from now on. How did you like this information? Tell us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus and also here in comments.