How to download titles to watch offline

To watch TV shows and movies offline at any time, download 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.

Note:
The Basic with ads plan doesn't include downloads. To download, members on the Basic with ads plan can change to an ad-free plan.

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. Select See What You Can Download or Find More to Download.

  3. Select a TV show or movie.

  4. From the description page, tap Download .

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

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

You can have up to 100 active downloads at a time on the number of devices included in your membership plan.

If you cancel your account, TV shows and movies you’ve downloaded will be deleted from your device. You'll need to download them again if you rejoin in the future.

Watch downloaded TV shows and movies

To make sure you always have access to your downloads, we recommend staying signed in to the Netflix app.

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

  2. Find the title you want to watch and select Play play button.

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

Note:
Kids may not be able to watch all downloaded TV shows and movies based on the maturity rating of the title.

Downloaded TV shows and movies are available on the device that was used to download them and can be viewed from any profile in your account. 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.

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

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