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You Can Now Download Netflix Content on Windows 10

Dave Parrack 03-04-2017

In November 2016, Netflix introduced the option to download content to watch offline You Can Now Download Netflix Shows to Watch Offline Netflix is now allowing users to download content from its catalog to watch offline. This means you can enjoy Netflix even when you can't find a decent internet connection! Read More . So you no longer need an internet connection to watch Netflix. Unfortunately, this was only available on Android and iOS. However, five months on and Netflix is adding the option to Windows 10 too.


Netflix is one of the best streaming services in the world. It’s packed full of great content (including Netflix Originals) and offers great value for money Is Netflix Worth The Money? There are more people who don't subscribe to Netflix as those who do, and that swathe of the population wants to know if they're missing out on anything. Is Netflix worth the money? Read More . The option to download content to watch offline is the icing on the cake, and Windows 10 users can now join the party.

Watch Netflix Offline

As first spotted by Windows Central, Netflix has added offline viewing to its Windows 10 app. All you need to do to take advantage is find content you want to watch offline, download it to your hard drive, and then watch it at your leisure, with or without an internet connection.

Just as with the Android and iOS apps, not all content is available to watch offline. In fact, with a few notable exceptions you’re almost exclusively limited to Netflix Originals 15 New Netflix Originals You'll Be Watching in 2017 Netflix is now producing its own original content. And some of the new Netflix Originals set to debut in 2017 definitely look like they'll be worth watching. Read More . Thankfully, that’s an increasingly impressive lineup of movies and shows, which is why the size of Netflix’ catalog has been shrinking Netflix Removes 50% of its Catalog to Fund Original Content Have you noticed the Netflix catalog getting smaller in recent years? We now know the number of titles available on Netflix has been halved since 2012 to fund original content. Read More .

You’ll know whether specific content is available to download by the presence of a Download button next to each episode. Alternatively, you can go to the main menu (in the top left-hand corner) and select Available for Download to browse all supported content. To watch downloaded content just select My Downloads.

Smallish Smartphone Screens

Windows 10 users finally have a reason to install the Netflix app rather than just visit the Netflix website. And while I’m personally more likely to download content to my smartphone than my laptop, watching Stranger Things on a small screen isn’t for everyone.


There’s no news yet on offline viewing being added to the Xbox One app or Windows 10 Mobile app. We suspect millions of you watch Netflix on an Xbox One, but surely no one is actually using Windows 10 Mobile these days, so we’re assuming it isn’t very high on Netflix’s agenda.

Do you watch Netflix on your PC? Do you use the Windows 10 app or just go directly to the website instead? Have you downloaded any content to watch offline? Are you more likely to do so on Windows 10 than Android or iOS? Please let us know in the comments below!

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Related topics: Media Streaming, Netflix, Online Video, Windows 10.

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  1. Imtayz Bukhari
    April 6, 2017 at 10:42 am