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How to Download Netflix Movies and TV Shows on Mac OS X Easily?

Is there an option for downloading Netflix TV shows and Movies to MacBook? Just something similar to the iPhone or iPad Netflix download option, because it is amazing to download Netflix TV shows and Movies to the MacBook hard drive and take the laptop everywhere to watch the videos offline.

Yes, there is a Netflix app available for iPad or iPhone, so you can download Netflix TV shows and movies to iPad or iPhone easily for offline watching, however, if you want to download Netflix videos to Mac, it is not so easy. Why we cannot download Netflix videos on Mac OS X and how to get around this limitation on Mac? You may have tried some video screen record software to record the Netflix video screen, but only to find that these recorders only record the audio with the black screen. Or you have tried to Airplay the Netflix downloads from iPad or iPhone to Mac before, but now Netflix's note says that AirPlay is "no longer supported" due to the "technical limitations".

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Why there is no download option for Mac?

Now that Netflix allows the TV shows and movies to be downloaded on iOS devices to watch offline, why is this not an option for the Mac OS X? To our knowledge that the Netflix download feature only works in Netflix apps, not the browser, and unfortunately, there is no Netflix app for Mac, that is to say, Mac users can only access Netflix videos by using the browser, no way to download the Netflix videos on Mac. For the purpose to protect the offline downloaded contents from piracy on the browser, or for security reasons, downloading Netflix contents to Mac via browsers is hard to achieve. What’s more, we are also not sure for what reason, there is still no Netflix app available right now for Mac to allow the download feature.

Even then, there are ways to help you download Netflix TV shows or movies to Mac OS X.

Netflix offers a Netflix app for Windows computers, and the user can download it from the Microsoft Store, and if you have Windows 10 laptop, you can use the Netflix app to download stuff for offline watching, because any Windows 10 computer can install apps built on the UWP (Universal Windows Platform). So if you want to download Netflix content on Mac, you can use the Boot Camp to run Windows 10 OS on your Mac, and then, you can download the Netflix app for Windows and start to download videos from Netflix.

To be honest, Boot Camp is not the ideal way to download Netflix movies and TV shows on macOS, but it seems that this is the only way at present. Fortunately, now thanks to the specialized Netflix Video Downloader, you guys are able to download Netflix movies and TV shows on Mac effortlessly.

Netflix Video Downloader

  • Download Netflix movies, TV shows documentaries and more.
  • Download Netflix videos with HD (1080p and 720p) quality kept.
  • Support downloading subtitles and audio tracks.
  • Support fast multi-stream and multi-video downloading.
  • Smart search for Netflix movies, TV shows, documentaries.
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recommend Here is how to download Netflix movies and TV shows on Mac with this specialized Netflix Video Downloader.

Step 1

Launch Netflix Video Downloader on Mac

Click the Free Download button above to have the installation package on your Mac. When the installation process finished, open FlixiCam.

Step 2

Change the download settings

Click the Setting button to open the setting window, in the prompt, you can change the video quality (High, Medium and Low), audio type, audio language and subtitle language that best fits your needs.

change the download setting
Step 3

Copy and paste URL or search videos of Netflix

Back to netflix.com and find the movie or TV shows that you would like to download and copy the URL of the video on the site. Paste the video URL in the search box of Netflix Video Downloader. You can also search for movies and TV shows of Netflix by name or title in Netflix Video Downloader directly.

Then press the "Enter" button on your keyboard, then program will load the videos according to the video link or the search keywords.

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Step 4

Select the quality, audio tracks and subtitles

For Netflix TV shows, you can click on the download button button and there will be a prompt indicating you to select the seasons as well as the titles and select the download quality, audio track and subtitles by clicking on the "Advanced Download" button in the lower-left.

For Netflix movies, you can click on the advanced setting button button to open the "Advanced Download" and select the download quality, audio tracks and subtitles.

select audio and subtitles
Step 5

Start downloading Netflix movies or TV shows

Now, you can click on the Download button to start downloading Netflix movies or TV shows to Mac. When it finishes the downloading process, you can check the well-downloaded Netflix video on the "Library" tab.

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If you are the one who travels a lot for work purposes and would like to watch Netflix TV shows while you are in the plane but do not own an Android tablet or iPad, and the mobile phone screen is not large enough to watch videos, you can try these two ways to download Netflix videos on Mac easily.


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