How to Install Netflix on a Laptop and Start Streaming Movies
Almost everyone these days is streaming TV episodes and movies, but what if you want to save such media for later viewing?
Whether you’re preparing for a lengthy flight or simply want to avoid shaky playback, there’s some good news for anyone wondering, “Can I download Netflix movies to my laptop?” It’s as easy as following these simple steps:
Create a Netflix account first.
2. Install the Netflix app on your Windows 10 computer.
3. Go to your account and log in.
4. Modify the playback options.
5. Look for and locate the movies and shows you want to watch.
6. To view the content offline, click the download button.
You won’t be able to download all movies and TV shows, and you’ll have a time limit on how long you may watch them. However, in addition to your phone or tablet, you can now watch content offline on your HP laptop.
Set up a Netflix account first.
You can join up for a 30-day free trial of Netflix if you don’t already have one. An email address, some basic contact information, and a valid credit card are required.
If you only want to use the streaming services and not the DVD and Blu-ray mailings, the current rate ranges from £5.99 to £13.99 each month, depending on how many displays and resolutions you have.
The quality of the material stream and the number of users who can watch the service at the same time from different devices varies by plan. When it comes to downloading content for offline viewing, the number of devices matters.
If you and your roommate both want to store and watch the same episode of a TV show for later viewing, for example, you’ll need to upgrade to the Standard plan or above.
2. Get the Netflix app.
Previously, you could watch Netflix on a PC or desktop by logging into your Netflix account using any suitable browser, such as Google Chrome or Internet Explorer.
However, you must use the official Netflix app to download material for later offline viewing. The software is free to use with a paid Netflix service membership and is available for Windows computers running version 8 or higher through the Windows app store.
At the time of writing, there was no program available for downloading and watching on a Mac computer. Netflix, on the other hand, is available for iPhone and iPad at the Apple Store.
Ensure that your app is updated to the most recent version after downloading and installing it on your Windows computer:
Go to the Start menu on your laptop.
To use Netflix, go to the Netflix app icon and click it.
Select “Downloads” or “Updates.”
Your computer should begin updating automatically if an update is available.
3. Decide on your quality preferences
To adjust the playback quality, follow these steps:
Go to the menu icon on the program’s left side.
Go to the App Settings section.
Then, in the Downloads section, select “Video Quality.”
Choose one of the following options: Standard or superior.
Your computer will download movies and TV shows in SD resolution if you merely pay for the Basic service package. It makes sense to adjust your setting to download shows in the quality you choose if you chose a higher level of service.
Standard definition may be preferable if you don’t mind watching in reduced quality or if your broadband plan has bandwidth caps. Otherwise, for the greatest file size and optimum playback resolution, choose High Definition.
The lesser file size is another incentive to choose standard resolution material. If you need to download a large amount of stuff in a short amount of time, such as before going on a trip, selecting a lower resolution will allow you to get that content onto your laptop more quickly.
If time isn’t an issue, compare the appearance of two episodes of the same TV show on your laptop. The lesser quality may appear too blurry or pixelated to enjoy if you have a larger screen. Download one in high resolution and one in low resolution and compare the two to discover which one you prefer to listen to.
4. Look for the movie you want to download on the internet.
While not all Netflix content is available for download due to streaming rights, a significant portion of it is. To see what’s available, pick “Available for Download” from the Menu button in the upper left. Anything with a download icon (a downward pointing arrow) is available for download.
Whether you can’t download anything that should be available, check to see if you’re trying to download a show that someone else on your plan has saved for offline viewing on a single screen plan. Also, double-check that the file will fit on your laptop’s storage.
5. Keep the movie on your computer for later viewing.
To begin storing the content, click the download button. It will download in the quality you specified in your user preferences, so double-check that before you start.
It could take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour to download the show or movie, depending on your internet connection speed, playback quality, and the duration of the video. A typical 90-minute movie can be anywhere from 500MB to 2.0GB in size, so make sure you have enough hard disk space for anything you’re saving.
The Netflix app needs you to save content to the same drive as the app, which is normally the hard drive of your laptop. Unfortunately, this means you won’t be able to save space by downloading content to a USB device or SD card.
6. Offline viewing
The ability to download Netflix on laptop devices and watch it offline is the best feature. It’s simple to watch something you’ve downloaded by going to the app’s “My Downloads” area.
You can also select to delete a show after watching it. Keep in mind that if a show is no longer accessible for streaming on Netflix, it will also be unavailable for download. Keep track of when each episode or movie is scheduled to end so you don’t miss out.
Netflix viewing recommendations for offline viewing
After you’ve installed Netflix on your computer, you’ll have access to a wealth of entertainment, both online and offline. As a result, having a few movies or shows on your device that you want to view later is always a good idea, just in case the WiFi isn’t working or your flight is delayed and you need to pass the time.
When you can, watch it on your laptop, which has a considerably larger screen, louder speakers, and higher resolution than a phone or mobile device. Netflix normally makes all of its original shows and movies available for download, so there’s never a shortage of options.
Why should you install Netflix on your HP laptop?
What was previously only available to users of mobile devices is now available to all Windows 10 users. Downloading shows to your Netflix app is a great method to view them on a plane, in a hotel room, or anywhere else where you won’t have internet connection.
While many airlines offer WiFi for a cost, streaming services like Netflix are frequently discouraged since they either perform poorly or are simply prohibited by the airline’s infrastructure. This is the ideal way to watch episodes on a laptop while on the move, as well as at home if your WiFi is slow.
In any of these situations, watching Netflix content downloaded to your laptop is a terrific way to stay up with your favorite series and flicks.