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4 Ways to Download Netflix Movies on Mac to Watch Offline

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By AldenUpdated on May 20, 2024

Do you want to download Netflix movies on Mac for viewing offline? This article will teach you 4 ways to download Netflix videos on Mac, so that you can view the downloaded movies/TV shows on Mac without internet connection.

"I want to watch a Netflix movies on Macbook Pro. Is it possible to watch Netflix offline on a Mac? How to download Netflix movies to MP4 on Mac? Please help."

Netflix has a wealth of original series and movies, attracting 209.18 million subscribers today. Netflix offers 3 types of subscription plans: Basic Plan, Standard Plan and Premium Plan. With a subscription, users can download Netflix movies and shows for offline viewing on Windows, iOS, Android, and other authorized devices. Can you download Netflix on a Mac? Unfortunately, there is no Netflix app for Mac. Is there a way to download Netflix movies on Mac? Yes, you can use some third-party Netflix movie downloader to download Netflix videos to MP4 on Mac/PC. Today, we will introduce 4 ways to help you download Netflix movies on Mac to watch offline. Check it out!


Solution 1. Download Netflix Movies with Netflix iOS App - [Apple Silicon (M1) Only]

If you are using the Apple's new M1 Mac, then you can run ‌iPhone‌ and ‌iPad‌ apps as well as Mac apps on your M1 Mac. This means that you can install the Netflix iOS app, Instagram app, etc. on your Mac, and watch Netflix offline on your Mac via the Netflix app.

1. Go to the App Store on Mac, search for the Netflix app, then select "iPhone & iPad Apps" download the Netflix App.

install Netflix iOS app on Mac

2. Open the Netflix app on your Mac, sign in with your Netflix account.

3. Finally, you can download the movies or shows on Netflix app, and watch Netflix offline on Mac.

Netflix ios app on Mac

Please note that the user interface is designed for touch screens instead of Macs, so you must be accustomed to using Touchchpad to use it. We noticed that Apple began blocking M1 Mac users from side loading iPhone and iPad applications, including the Netflix app. Therefore, this is not the best method. Please keep reading.

Netflix iOS app error on Mac

Solution 2. Download Netflix Movies on Macbook in Windows System

Most Mac users are unaware that they can install the Windows operating system through Boot Camp on the Mac. After you finished the Windows 10 installation on your Mac,you can go to the Microsoft Store and download the Netflix Windows app.

Windows system on Mac

However, Boot Camp doesn't work on the M1 Macs. Don't worry, you can install the Windows system for free on your Mac with the Parallels M1 beta. Then launch the Netflix Windows app, login to your subscription account, and download the movies to watch offline on your Mac.

Netflix Windows app on Mac

You can now switch to Windows at any time and watch Netflix movies offline on your Mac without an internet connection or Wi-Fi.

Solution 3. Download Netflix Movies on Mac with 4kFinder Netflix Video Downloader (Best)

There are many awesome Netflix Video Downloader which can help you download and save Netflix videos on Mac and Windows PC, such as 4kFinder Netflix Video Downloader.

4kFinder Netflix Video Downloader is a professional Netflix Video Downloader for Mac and Windows. It is highly compatible with any MacOS and Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11. This professional supports to download any movie and TV shows from Netflix to Mac & PC in MP4/MKV format. Even better, it will keep the original video quality (HD 1080P), subtitles, audio tracks, language, etc. It is quite easy to get Netflix contents on Mac, simply copy and paste the Netflix video URL to 4kFinder, and select output format, then click the "Download" button to save Netflix video to Mac. Then you could play Netflix videos offline on Mac anytime, or transfer them to your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android phone or tablet and more devices for offline viewing!

Netflix Video Downloader

Solution 4. Record/Rip Netflix Movies on Mac via Screen Recorder

In addition to 4kFinder Netflix Video Downloader, UkeySoft Inc also developed a Screen Recorder for Windows and Mac users, named UkeySoft Screen Recorder. It is able to record everything on your computer screen, including the streaming videos, music, game videos, online meeting, etc. With it, you can easily record Netflix movies, YouTube videos, Apple Music and more on your Mac/PC. More importantly, it enables you to record Netflix videos with high quality in popular format, such as MP4, FLV, AVI, WMV, etc. Another outstanding feature is that it allows you to freely edit and cut the recorded video, such as adding watermarks, subtitles, audio, etc.

Guide: Record Netflix Videos on Mac via Screen Recorder

Step 1. Install & Run UkeySoft Screen Recorder
Download and install the UkeySoft Screen Recorder on your Mac computer. Start the program and choose the "Screen Recorder" feature.

Netflix video Recorder

To record Netflix videos, please select "Select Region" recording mode.

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Step 2. Adjust Screen Area & Audio
Next, go to Netflix website on the Safari browser or Google Chrome, find a movie or TV show you wish to watch offline. Then turn back to the recorder to adjust the screen area, you can select "Full Screen" or "User-Defined" in the "Target:" option, select "Computer sounds" in the "Audio:" option, and set the Output path. Then click Settings (Gear icon) in the bottom right corner.

adjust screen area

Here you can customize the Format, Quality, Resolution, Folder, etc. Then click "OK" button to turn back to the main screen.

st output format

Step 3. Start Recording Netflix Video on Mac
Now play the Netflix video and click the "Record" button to record the Netflix video on your Mac.

record Netflix movies

You can pause or end the recording at any time.

record Netflix videos

Option Step: Edit Recorded Netflix Videos on Mac
After the recording process is completed, you can select the "Video Toolbox" function to edit the video.

edit recorded netflix video

FAQs about Downloading Netflix Movies on Mac

Can you AirPlay Netflix to MacBook?

In the past, Mac users could Airplay Netflix from iPhone/iPad to a Mac, but Netflix no longer supports AirPlay since April 2019. Furthermore, Disney+ and Apple TV have decided to block Screen Mirroring.

Can you screen record Netflix with QuickTime on Mac?

In the past, Mac users were able to connect iOS devices to the Mac and use QuickTime to capture Netflix videos. But now this method is only suitable for listening to Netflix audio offline on a Mac. Mac users can no longer capture Netflix video streams using QuickTime. In order to play Netflix video offline on Mac, you can try the UkeySoft Netflix Downloader or UkeySoft Screen Recorder.

Can you watch Netflix on iTunes on Mac?

Netflix has officially excluded Apple's iTunes Store from its business. Don't worry, you can download Netflix movies as MP4 files with UkeySoft Netflix Video Downloader. After that, you can play the downloaded Netflix videos through iTunes or QuickTime Player on your Mac!


Whether you want to watch Netflix videos offline on Mac, Windows or any other device, the best and simplest solution is to download Netflix videos as MP4 files through UkeySoft Netflix Video Downloader. This easy-to-use and smart tool can easily help you get Netflix videos on Mac in MP4 format with high quality. By using this great tool, you can save Netflix contents on your Mac computer forever, and enjoy them offline anytime, anywhere. Now get this software and use it to download Netflix video on your Mac!

Download Netflix Movies on Mac


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