Downloading TV shows and movies on Netflix

You can download select TV shows and movies to watch without an Internet connection from the Netflix app on your Apple iOS or Android mobile devices and computers or tablets running Windows 10. Downloads are not currently supported on other devices.

To download titles from Netflix on your device, you will need:

  • An iPhone, iPad, or iPod running iOS 9.0 or later
  • A phone or tablet running Android 4.4.2 or later
  • A tablet or computer running Windows 10 Version 1607 (Anniversary Update) or later
  • An Internet connection*
  • An active Netflix streaming account
  • The latest version of the Netflix Apple iOS, Netflix Android, or Netflix Windows 10 app

*Though you will be able to watch your downloaded TV shows and movies without an Internet connection, you will need an Internet connection to download content with the Netflix app.

Downloading and streaming consume similar amounts of data. If you are concerned about mobile data usage, we suggest downloading while connected to Wi-Fi. See our Help Center for more information on data usage.

If you see an error message when attempting to download or watch a title, search our Help Center for that message.

You can manage your active download devices from the Account page when logged into your account on Netflix.com.

Download a title

Download a title

Not all titles are available for download. If you have a particular title in mind, you can search for that title and look for the download icon download.png. If you are interested in browsing downloadable titles, select Available for Download from the Netflix menu menuIcon.png. Once you have found a title, follow the steps below.

  1. Select the title you would like to download.
  2. On the description page, tap the download icon download.png.
    • For TV shows, the icon will appear next to each available episode.
  3. Once the title has completed downloading, you can access it from the My Downloads section of the app. Please note that different titles have different expiration windows, so be sure to check your My Downloads page for expiration information.

Select download video quality

You can select the download video quality that best fits your needs.* Standard quality is a slightly lower video quality that requires less storage space and takes less time to download. Higher quality requires more storage space and takes more time to download.

  1. From the Netflix app, tap the Menu icon menuIcon.png.
  2. Scroll down and select App Settings.
  3. Under the Downloads heading, select Video Quality.
  4. Select either Standard or Higher video quality.

*Android devices must be able to stream Netflix in HD to select video quality. Visit our article about Android for more information about HD-capable models.

Manage download storage location (Android only)

Android devices with an installed SD card allow you to store your downloads there.

  1. From the Netflix app, tap the Menu icon menuIcon.png.
  2. Scroll down and select App Settings.
  3. Under the Downloads heading, select Download Location.
  4. Select where you would like to store your downloads.
    • This will change the storage location of future downloads. Titles you have already downloaded will remain where they are.

Watch a downloaded title

  1. To access titles you’ve already downloaded on your device, open the Netflix app and tap the Menu icon menuIcon.png*.
  2. Select My Downloads.
  3. Tap the Play icon on the title you would like to watch.
    • For TV shows, you must first select the show, then tap the Play icon on the episode you would like to watch.

*You will need to be signed in to your Netflix account to access your downloaded titles. To ensure you always have access to your downloads, we recommend remaining signed in to your Netflix mobile app.

Delete a downloaded title

When you are finished watching a downloaded title, you’ll want to delete that title before you attempt to download a new one.

Delete a downloaded title from your iOS device

  1. Tap the Menu icon menuIcon.png.
  2. Select My Downloads.
  3. Tap Edit in the upper right corner of your screen.
  4. Tap the red X icon to remove the title from your device.

Delete a downloaded title from your Android device

  1. Tap the Menu icon menuIcon.png.
  2. Select My Downloads.
  3. Tap the edit icon penedit.png in the upper right corner of your screen.
  4. Tap the red X icon to remove the title from your device.

Delete a downloaded title from your Windows 10 device

  1. Click or tap the Menu icon menuIcon.png.
  2. Select My Downloads.
  3. Click or tap the edit icon penedit.png in the upper right corner of your screen.
  4. Click or tap the delete icon trashcanicon.png to remove the title from your device.

Delete all downloaded titles

  1. Click or tap the Menu icon menuIcon.png.
  2. Scroll down and select App Settings.
  3. Select Clear All Downloads.
  4. On the confirmation screen, select Delete.
  5. All downloaded titles will be deleted.