Netflix announced on Wednesday that its customers with Android and iOS smartphones can now download movies and TV shows for offline viewing. There’s a strange selection of content that’s supported right now, including some original Netflix TV shows and movies in addition to other content. Storing the shows and movies that are available for offline viewing is easy, though.

Here’s how:


  1. Update to the latest version of Netflix in the iTunes or Google Play app store. It needs to be a version that was launched on or after November 30, 2016.
  2. Open Netflix on the device you wish to store content on.
  3. Tap the menu button on the top-left side of the Netflix application.
  4. Tap “Available for Download” in the list on the left side of the screen.
  5. If it’s a movie or TV show, look for the download button. It’s a small arrow facing down to a flat line. Tap that.

Once you have movies and TV shows downloaded, you’ll be able to access and stream them even when you don’t have a connection. That’s pretty easy to do as well. Here’s how:


  1. Open Netflix
  2. Tap the menu button
  3. Tap “My Downloads.” It’s the second option down under “Notifications” on the left side of the display/
  4. Tap play

If you want to delete movies and TV shows that are stored offline, that’s easy to do as well. Here’s how:

  1. Open Netflix
  2. Tap the menu button.
  3. Tap “My Downloads.”
  4. Tap “edit” on the top-right of the screen.
  5. Tap the red X next to the shows and movies you want to remove from your device.
  6. If you want to delete everything at once, you can go to menu, app settings  “delete all downloads.”

Finally, if you want to store high quality movie and TV downloads, you can do so in settings. Here’s how:


  1. Open Netflix
  2. Tap the menu button.
  3. Tap “App settings” at the very bottom of the list
  4. Select “Video quality”
  5. Change from “Standard” to “Higher.” Note that this uses more of your phone’s storage.

That’s it! You now know how to find downloadable Netflix content, delete specific content, delete all offline Netflix content and even change the quality of the downloads from standard to high. We hope this helps!