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How to Download Netflix Video to Windows PC

Updated on October 9, 2017
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Max holds a BS in Mass Communications from SIU and an MA in Communication from U of I, and is pursuing an MBA from Webster University.

Introduction

In late 2016, Netflix started updating a number of its applications to make it possible for users to download content locally so they could watch that content offline. Within Windows, if you've downloaded the Netflix app from the Windows Store, you can take advantage of this feature on your device. The feature is great if you're preparing for a business trip where you'll be flying or staying in areas where you won't have access to a wireless connection. Additionally, you can download content from Netflix for your kids to have available during family vacations. This video walks you through how to download content from Netflix, access that content, and also delete that content.

Steps to Download Movies on Windows PC

  1. Launch the Netflix app on your Windows computer. If you don't have the Netflix app installed on your device, you can download it from the Windows Store.
  2. Click the "Menu" icon in the upper left corner of the Home screen.
  3. Select "Available for Download." The Available for Download screen appears.
  4. Click the poster associated with the show you want to download. The details for that show or movie will appear in the center of the screen.
  5. Click the "Download" button located directly beneath a movie. Alternatively, if you select a TV show, you'll need to scroll down and click the Download icon associated with the show episode you want to download. After clicking the Download button, the icon to the left of the Download button will briefly turn into a circle with dashed lines before it turns into a solid blue circle that will display download progress. Additionally, you can track download progress in the other progress bar that runs along the bottom of the window. After the download is completed, the Download button will change to say Downloaded, and will feature a blue check mark to the left of it.

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Launch the Netflix app.Click "Menu" in the upper left corner of the application, and then choose "Available for Download."The Available to Download screen.Click the poster associated with the show you want to download. The details for that show or movie appear in the center of your screen.Click the "Download" button located directly beneath a movie or the single episode of a TV series you want to download.A blue progress bar will display while the content is being downloaded.After the download is complete, the Download button will change to say Downloaded.
Launch the Netflix app.
Launch the Netflix app. | Source
Click "Menu" in the upper left corner of the application, and then choose "Available for Download."
Click "Menu" in the upper left corner of the application, and then choose "Available for Download." | Source
The Available to Download screen.
The Available to Download screen. | Source
Click the poster associated with the show you want to download. The details for that show or movie appear in the center of your screen.
Click the poster associated with the show you want to download. The details for that show or movie appear in the center of your screen. | Source
Click the "Download" button located directly beneath a movie or the single episode of a TV series you want to download.
Click the "Download" button located directly beneath a movie or the single episode of a TV series you want to download. | Source
A blue progress bar will display while the content is being downloaded.
A blue progress bar will display while the content is being downloaded. | Source
After the download is complete, the Download button will change to say Downloaded.
After the download is complete, the Download button will change to say Downloaded. | Source

How to Delete Videos from Netflix History

Steps to Access Downloaded Netflix Content

  1. Click the "Menu" icon in the upper left corner of the Home screen.
  2. Select "My Downloads." The My Downloads screen appears, displaying a list of all of your downloaded content that's available for you to watch offline.

Click "Menu" and then click "My Downloads." All of the content you've downloaded appears on this screen.
Click "Menu" and then click "My Downloads." All of the content you've downloaded appears on this screen. | Source

Steps to Delete Downloaded Netflix Content

  1. Click the "Menu" icon in the upper left corner of the Home screen.
  2. Select "My Downloads." The My Downloads screen appears.
  3. Click the "Edit" button in the upper right corner of the My Downloads screen. The Edit button looks like a pencil. A white check box appears in the upper right corner of each piece of content you've downloaded to your Windows computer.
  4. Click to place a check mark in each check box associated with downloaded content you want to remove from your computer. Don't worry. This content will still be accessible to you on Netflix, but you will no longer be able to access it offline.
  5. Click the "Delete" icon in the upper right corner of the My Downloads screen after selecting all of the downloaded content you want to remove from your Windows computer. The content you selected will automatically be removed from the My Downloads section, and as a result your computer.

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Click "Menu" and then click "My Downloads" to arrive at the My Downloads screen. Additionally, click "Edit" in the upper right corner of the My Downloads screen.Click to place a check mark in each check box associated with downloaded content you want to remove from your computer.Click the "Delete" icon in the upper right corner of the My Downloads screen. The selected content will be removed.
Click "Menu" and then click "My Downloads" to arrive at the My Downloads screen. Additionally, click "Edit" in the upper right corner of the My Downloads screen.
Click "Menu" and then click "My Downloads" to arrive at the My Downloads screen. Additionally, click "Edit" in the upper right corner of the My Downloads screen. | Source
Click to place a check mark in each check box associated with downloaded content you want to remove from your computer.
Click to place a check mark in each check box associated with downloaded content you want to remove from your computer. | Source
Click the "Delete" icon in the upper right corner of the My Downloads screen. The selected content will be removed.
Click the "Delete" icon in the upper right corner of the My Downloads screen. The selected content will be removed. | Source

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