If you want to watch Netflix movies offline on your Mac computer, you might be wondering how to download them. Unfortunately, Netflix does not offer a native app for Mac users to download movies and shows. However, there are some workarounds that can help you enjoy your favorite Netflix content on your Mac. Here are two methods you can try:
Method 1: Use Screen Recording Software
One way to download Netflix movies on your Mac is to use screen recording software, such as QuickTime Player, which comes pre-installed on your Mac. This method allows you to record anything that is playing on your screen, including Netflix movies. However, this method has some drawbacks, such as:
You need to play the movie in full screen mode and avoid any interruptions or notifications while recording.
You need to have enough storage space and battery life on your Mac to record the entire movie.
You might experience some quality loss or lagging issues depending on your internet speed and computer performance.
You might violate Netflix's terms of service and copyright laws by recording copyrighted content.
If you still want to try this method, here are the steps to follow:
Open QuickTime Player on your Mac and click on File > New Screen Recording.
A small window will pop up with a red record button. Click on the arrow next to the button and choose the audio source you want to use. You can also adjust the volume and quality settings.
Open Netflix on your browser and log in to your account. Choose the movie you want to download and start playing it.
Go back to QuickTime Player and click on the record button. A message will appear asking you to select a portion of the screen or the entire screen. Drag your cursor to select the entire screen and click Start Recording.
Watch the movie until the end and then go back to QuickTime Player and click on the stop button. The recorded video will appear in a new window. You can edit it if you want or save it as a file by clicking on File > Save.
Method 2: Use a Third-Party App
Another way to download Netflix movies on your Mac is to use a third-party app that can capture Netflix streams and save them as video files. There are several apps available online that claim to do this, but some of them might be unreliable, unsafe, or illegal. Therefore, you should be careful when choosing an app and make sure it is compatible with your Mac and Netflix account. You should also check the reviews and ratings of the app before downloading it.
One example of a third-party app that can download Netflix movies on Mac is PlayOn. PlayOn is a desktop app that can record streaming videos from various sources, including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and more. PlayOn has a free version that allows you to record up to five minutes of video per recording, and a paid version that offers unlimited recordings and other features. To use PlayOn to download Netflix movies on your Mac, you need to follow these steps:
Download and install PlayOn on your Mac from its official website.
Open PlayOn and sign in with your email and password. You might need to verify your email address first.
Click on the Channels tab and select Netflix from the list of channels. You will be prompted to enter your Netflix credentials.
Browse through the Netflix library and find the movie you want to download. Click on the Record button next to the movie title.
A new window will open showing the recording progress. You can minimize it or leave it open while the movie is being recorded.
Once the recording is done, you can find the video file in the Recordings tab. You can play it, rename it, delete it, or transfer it to another device.
Note that PlayOn is not affiliated with or endorsed by Netflix or any other streaming service. It is also not guaranteed to work with all Netflix content or regions. You should use PlayOn at your own risk and responsibility. aa16f39245