How to watch Netflix without Wi-Fi

How to watch Netflix without Wi-Fi

By carolc

Gone are the old days when you had to join a video club and leave home to rent a movie. Thanks to technology, entertainment is just a click away on our computers, mobile devices or a smart TV. Netflix is a streaming service that offers a wide variety of content including movies, series and documentaries for all tastes and genres of the audience, as long as you have internet access to start using the service.

Getting started with Netflix

To become a Netflix user, it is necessary to register to acquire a membership by linking a bank card. You will have a one-month free trial before starting to pay a fixed monthly fee that are not expensive and allows some people to make use of the streaming platform. In case the main user does not want to use the service anymore, it can be deactivated online at any time.

The platform offers three streaming packages, and the plan chosen for the subscription determines the number of devices that can log in to watch content at the same time. And as we said at the beginning, it is necessary to have internet access to start using the service.

To watch Netflix content, if you have an account, you just need to log in and search through the catalog of options they offer, which expands every month.

If you are already a Netflix user, you may be wondering if it is also possible to watch Netflix content without an internet connection, specially on these times that everyone is at home.

How do you watch Netflix without Wi-Fi

Maybe you haven’t heard yet that Netflix allows offline storage. So you can watch programs even when you don’t have a Wi-Fi or cellular connection like on an airplane, on a subway, on a camping trip, or at home when there are many using the internet. But there’s something you must know, not all the Netflix’s content is available for storing offline, still you can choose from plenty of shows.

To be able of watching movies or TV shows without an internet connection is a simple process called downloading, and only can be done on these following devices:

  • iPhone, iPad or iPod with iOS 9.0 or later.
  • A phone or tablet with Android 4.4.2 or later.
  • A tablet or computer with Windows 10 or later.
  • An Amazon tablet with Fire OS 4.0 or later.

To set up the download feature, you need to do it while you still have internet, and be sure that Netflix app is up to date on its most recent version. Now, this is how it works:

  1. Open the Netflix app on your device.
  2. Tap on the Netflix menu on your screen.
  3. Select Available for Download from the list displayed.
  4. Select a title and tap on the download icon on the description page.

You also can search for a title, and if you see a down-facing arrow on the description page, you can download that specific show.

Enjoy downloaded content

Once you have downloaded the content you want to watch offline, this will be available without internet connection. All you need to do is open the menu on your Netflix app and this time tap on My downloads section to see what you have saved previously in your device. Tap on the Play icon next to the title and begin to watch your show, whether you are connected or not to the internet.

All the downloaded titles will stay on your files so long as they remain available in the Netflix library, otherwise when the titles expire, they will be removed and you will not be able to view them offline anymore.

Having said all this, we wish you to enjoy your viewing!

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