Stretch your Netflix subscription by downloading videos to your mobile device [How-To]

Netflix has recently announced that they are going to offer users the ability to download videos for offline viewing. In light of this amazing new feature the video streaming company has blessed us with, we are here to show you how to download and play your next binge session, offline.

Prerequisites:

There are a few things you must do before you can take your videos to go.

  1. You must have a Netflix account ($7.99 per month subscription)
  2. You must have the Netflix app installed on your mobile device

How-To:

There are two parts to this that we are going to cover; how to download and how to play the videos respectively.

Download:

  1. Launch the Netflix app
  2. Tap on the show you would like to download for offline use
  3. Tap on the Download button to begin the process
    1. If this is a movie, you will see the icon below the movie description
    2. If it is a TV show, you will see the download icon next to each episode
  4. To check the status of your downloads, tap the hamburger menu on the home screen
  5. Tap “My Downloads” and you will see all your downloaded videos and their progress

Play:

  1. Launch the Netflix app
  2. Tap the hamburger menu in the upper left hand corner
  3. Tap “My Downloads” (you could alternatively navigate to the video through standard means)
  4. Tap on the blue phone icon
  5. Tap the play option

Keep in mind that not all videos on Netflix are available for download.

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