Netflix is undoubtedly the video on demand service par excellence. They ended 2017 surpassing the 117 million users and with a valuation of more than 100,000 million dollars. And if something stands out in the service in addition to good content, it is in the benefits of its applications.
Compared to several competitors, Netflix has more and better apps, and last year they added the ability to download series and movies to our devices to watch offline. On the desktop, Windows 10 users can also enjoy this thanks to the Netflix app and if you do not know how to take advantage of it, we’ll show you.
The first thing you need to do is download the official Netflix application for Windows 10 , as this does not work from the web and therefore it is only possible to view offline content in this version of the Microsoft operating system. MacOS and Linux users have to choose to use their mobile devices or nothing.
You can do this by opening the Microsoft Store app and typing “Netflix” in the search engine. Or, you can click directly on this link.
Download content from the Netflix app to watch offline
Now, it is important to know that not all the content that appears on Netflix is available for download . Due to licensing and rights, there are certain limitations.
Identifying which content you can download is simple, you just have to click on the information icon of a series or movie (the one that has a circle with an “i” inside) to show you details or the list of episodes if it is a series.
If you see an arrow icon looking down that means you can download the video to your computer. All you have to do is press it and the download will start.
Once the content has been downloaded you can see it immediately regardless of whether you have an internet connection or not. It will also change the icon next to the description by a blue check that indicates that it is available to watch offline.
If you click on that icon, two options will appear, the first one is simply to play the video, and the second one offers you the possibility to delete the video from your computer immediately.
Access all my downloads on Netflix
If you want to see and manage all the content you have downloaded to see offline on Netflix, all you have to do is click on the menu icon on the left (the three horizontal lines).
In this section you will find everything you have downloaded so far, and you can also manage the downloads. On the right there is a pencil icon that allows you to select multiple videos to delete if you want.
Of rest this is the place to come to find series and movies that you downloaded to see when you do not have Internet.
How to change the quality of videos to watch offline on Netflix
Finally, it is possible to switch between two types of quality for the series and movies that you download from the Netflix app. To do this you just have to click on the configuration button on the right (the three-point).
Once there you will find the section “Downloads” and under it a button. By clicking on it you can choose between “Standard” quality that downloads faster and takes up less space (less than 720p) or “High” quality that uses more space and if it is HD.
For example, a 20 minute episode of Friends in high quality occupies 290 MB.
In this menu you also have the option to delete all the content downloaded in a click.
Finally, remember that if you find an error when trying to download Netflix videos, it may be due to one of these limitations.