This is WONDERFUL news! With the new update that was released today, you can now download movies from Netflix to your device to watch offline.
For my family, this is BIG. My kids love Netflix, but I cannot allow them to stream movies while we are traveling. The kids would use way, way too much data and sometimes wifi is not available when we are traveling. Now we can download the movies and shows before we leave the house!
To get started you will first you will need to update your Netflix app. Once updated, you are ready to download movies and shows! Super easy!
To Update Your Netflix App
If your apps automatically update on your device, great! You are ready to go.
If not, follow these quick steps to update your Netflix app.
- For Apple devices: Go to the App Store app, tap Updates in the bottom right corner, find Netflix on the update list and tap Update.
- For Android devices: Go to the Google Play Store app, tap the menu icon, tap My Apps. Then find Netflix and tap Update.
To Download a Movie or TV Show
To download a movie or show, tap the download icon in the description of the movie or episode. You can also just search for titles that are downloadable by tapping the menu icon on the top left of the screen and selecting “Available for Download.”
Please note that all titles are not available for download. However, there seem to be plenty of choices to keep your child occupied on your upcoming Christmas travels.
If you are not a Netflix subscriber, you can sign up for a free trial on the their website. We are big fans 🙂