How to download titles to watch offline

You can watch TV shows and movies offline at any time by downloading them from the Netflix app. Learn more about finding, downloading, and watching downloaded TV shows and movies below.

To download from Netflix, you need the Netflix app for Apple iOS.

Find and download a TV show or movie

Tap on any TV show or movie and look for the Downloads icon  to see whether it can be downloaded, or filter by what is available for download. Not all titles are available for download.

  1. While signed in to the Netflix app, tap Downloads .

  2. Tap See What You Can Download.

  3. Select a TV show or a movie.

  4. From the title's details page, tap Download .

    • For TV shows, the Download icon will appear next to each available episode.

    • To save on data usage, download over Wi-Fi.

Ad-free plans can have up to 100 active downloads at a time per device based on the number of devices included in your Netflix plan.

Ad-supported plans are limited to 15 total downloads per device per calendar month.

If you cancel your account, downloads on your device will be deleted. If you restart your membership, you'll need to download them again.

Watch downloaded TV shows and movies

To access and watch the downloads offline, follow the steps below.

  1. While signed in to the Netflix app, tap Downloads .

  2. Find the title you want to watch, then tap Play play button.

    • For TV shows, select a show, then tap Play play button next to the episode you want to watch.

You need to stay signed in to your Netflix account to access the downloads offline. While using a Kids profile, downloaded TV shows and movies with higher maturity ratings may not be available to watch offline.

Downloaded TV shows and movies are available on the device that was used to download them and can be viewed from any of your Netflix profiles.

Downloads will expire after a period of time, and some have a limit on how many times they can be downloaded per year. Once you’re done watching, delete downloads from your device to free up space.

Some devices also include Smart Downloads, which automatically downloads TV shows and movies to your device.

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