Netflix has finally lets you download some of its best shows and movies using the Netflix app. So, you can watch movies and shows when you’re on a plane, or without an internet connection. Heck, downloading Netflix content is a super easy way to save on your tablet data plan while on the go.
Note: There are some limitations to what you can download. The contents which are available to download appear to be owned by the app, such as shows like House of Cards, Narcos, and Stranger Things, is available for offline viewing. There is also a number of other movies and TV shows, but it’s definitely not the entirety of Netflix’s catalogue. All Disney movies and shows can’t be downloaded, for example.
Follow us below to figure out how to download your favorite Netflix titles to iPad or iPad Pro – including a workaround for the shows and films not included in the official download program.
How to Download Free Netflix Videos on iPad?
Step 1: Get up to date app
First, we need to update (or download) Netflix. To do this, open the App Store, tap Updates, and tap Update next to Netflix. Once your Netflix app has the latest update(version 9.0.1 or later), installed, open the app.
Step 2: Choose your download quality
Netflix offers two different quality levels for downloads: Standard and “Higher”.You can set the download quality by opening the menu and going to App Settings and choosing between standard and high Video Quality. High will, of course, take up more storage space on your tablet.
Step 3: Pick your movie
Look for TV episodes, documentaries or movies in the Netflix app on your iPad or iPhone. You can either use the search feature, or use the newly created Available for Download category.
Step 4: Start downloading
When you’re in the detail view, you’ll find the “Download” button next to the movie preview or the episode preview. Tap on it to start the download.
By default, the Netflix app will download content only when you are connected to Wi-Fi, which is the right thing to do. In our opinion, you probably want to leave that option enabled, but if you have a large data cap or an unlimited plan, then you can easily turn it off in App Settings > Wi-Fi Only.
Step 5: Managing your downloads
To view and manage your downloaded shows, slide out the menu drawer and tap My Downloads. Downloaded shows are grouped together, showing the number of episodes and amount of storage each show or movie is using on your device.
To delete all downloads in one step, open the menu drawer then tap on App Settings followed by Delete All Downloads.
How to Download Other Netflix Content to iPad?
For shows that aren’t available using Netflix’s official download feature, there are workarounds, but be warned. Just like watching US Netflix from outside America, this method is not something which users are freely allowed to do. It violates the firm’s terms and conditions. You do this at your own risk.
There is no official way of ‘downloading’ Netflix content that isn’t available through Netflix’s built-in feature, but what you can do is watch the TV show or film you want to view offline and capture the screen as you do it.
Step 1: Download and install the screen-capture program. For this tutorial, we’re going to use Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate, which is avilable for Windows, and it’s the best iPad Video Converter software.
Step 2: Run Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate after installation, and then click Toolbox section in the top to choose Screen Recorder.
Step 3: Set Recording Preference. You’ll get a screen recorder window as below to set your recording preference.
Step 4: Start Recording. Click the REC button to record and download movies from Netflix. The netflix movie will be automatically saved on your computer and shown in front of your eyes.
Step 5: Convert the Recorded Movie to iPad-Supported Format
Most of the Netflix movie may not the format iPad supported. So, you need convert the downloaded netflix movies to iPad format. Just drag the downloaded files to this app, hit the “Format” icon on the right side to open the output format window, select an output format you want in the “Format” or “Device” category. The Video Converter specailly provides iPad preset to make the output video look good on your iPad screen after the conversion.
After the conversion, you can transfer the output files to your Apple device via iTunes and watch the converted Netflix on iPad as you wish. Have fun.