Bringing the Windows 10 app in line with their iOS and Android apps, Netflix enabled offline viewing on PC too. It was a welcomed feature, especially by those who stay away from a constant internet connection. The feature allows the user to watch a plethora of movies and TV shows that Netflix offers even when there is no connectivity, like in flights.
That’s a really neat feature, but how do I download content from Netflix on my Windows 10 PC?
Netflix tries to keep everything simple to use and access and so is this feature. First off, you will need the latest version of the app installed on your PC for taking advantage of the new option. That again is really easy to do using the Windows Store.
Once done, you will see a popup notification informing about the new “Download & Go” feature and look for the download button on the movies and TV shows that are available for download. You must know that not the entire catalog is available for download and a selected few will only be offered. You just need to click on the download icon and the app will start downloading immediately without further delay.
The best part about the offline saving feature is that Netflix not only saves the video, but also the available subtitles and sound tracks. This lets you watch the video in any of the available languages or with subtitles.
Should I care about the disk space being used?
Netflix doesn’t ask you where you wish to save the content, it just saves it in the c: drive by default. You don’t need to worry if you have plenty of free space there, but if you have an almost filled drive, you might have to keep a check on the downloaded videos.
There isn’t much that you can do to prevent this, but Netflix should have allowed the users to choose their preferred download location. Nevertheless, the app does allow you to select the video quality, which by default is set at high. You can also check the amount of storage the Netflix app is consuming for your downloaded content.