How to record Netflix on PC, Mac, iPhone, Android for free

Last update: September 9th 2021

How to record Netflix

Netflix is the most popular video streaming service. It is offering great movies and series. While the Netflix app provides a download feature for offline viewing, this is very limited and will not allow you to export videos as file. 

However, with the tools described here, you can create highest-quality recordings of Netflix videos and series, saving them as mp4 video files. Thus you can easily view them on other devices like TV, android mobile phone, iPhone, DLNA or NAT devices, or burn them to DVD or BluRay. It is even possible to record videos at twice the realtime speed!


Important: DMCA 1201
The US Copyright Act (DMCA) stipulates in Article 1201 that no "effective protection" of copyright-protected content may be circumvented.
The tool "Audials Movie" presented here fulfills these requirements by exclusively accessing unencrypted images of the video being played using "Screen Recording" technology.
Contents that are only played by the streaming provider with effective DRM protection against recording - this is sometimes the case, for example, for videos in the highest resolution levels - can therefore not be saved with it.

Learn with only 3 easy steps how to record Netflix video streaming

from screen and save as MP4 video file.

How to Screen Record Netflix on Windows 10 PC

Step 1:  Install and start the Netflix recorder

Record Netflix with Audials Movie

Download for free and without any registration the Netflix recorder tool "Audials Movie" and install it. It is easy to uninstall if not wanted.
Start the Audials Movie software and switch to the “Video Streaming” section. Select the profile with the desired video file format (f. e. MP4) from “Format” on the downside of your screen.

Step 2: Start the Netflix movie or episode



Click the Netflix tile in Audials Movie.


After clicking the Netflix tile, a small window will appear where you will be asked which browser you will use to screen record Netflix: Chrome, Firefox or Edge.




Click Next, and now Audials Movie will ask you for the recording settings. Here you can activate the subtitles, recording in 1080p and the highspeed recording in up to 2x, if needed. If you want to convert the video into audio or need to set a specific framerate, click Expert options.


Click Restart Chrome to proceed. Now Audials Movie is ready for recording. 


Open in your Chrome, Firefox or Edge browser and select the movie or episode that you want to record.


The recording of the video stream will start directly when playing the video. Make sure the video is played in original size so that the best possible quality can be achieved. Your progress of the recording will be displayed in the control window.

Step 3: Audials Movie will record and save Netflix video to your PC

When the recording of the video stream is complete the movie or episode will be transferred to the Audials playlist on the right side of your screen.


The Netflix video streaming can be recorded and saved to your Windows Computer in the video file formats MP4, WMV, AVI, 3GP or others. The Audials Windows software will tag the file of the movie or the episode of a TV series afterwards. You can now play the video with Audials or drag and drop it into another application or Windows explorer to export it.


Now you know how to record Netflix on PC.

Advantages of Audials Movie

This optimized high-quality streaming video recorder provides you with best-possible results: 


  • easy-to-use Netflix recorder
  • Highest resolutions up to Full HD
  • record whole series at once
  • High-Speed recording (2x speed) 
  • Scheduled batch recording to record many movies at once 
  • Subtitle support 
  • High quality video encoder, recording directly from GPU

Audials Movie wins any competition contest in reviews

Why is Audials Movie better than other video streaming recorder tools? Because Audials Movie could directly record Netflix video streaming from PC graphics card with predefined optimized settings for Netflix streaming services, records automatically episode-by-episode your favourite Netflix series and it is even cheaper than the other paid Windows tools.

Netflix Video Stream Recorder Software for Windows 10, 8
and Apple Mac OS with Parallels


System requirements for Audials software


  • Windows 
  • 1 GHz CPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1 GB hard drive space for installation
  • broadband Internet access

Best Free and Paid Netflix Recorders for Windows

This provides a comparison of the functionality of the best available tools to record Netflix: 


 Audials MovieEaseUs RecExpertsWondershare Uni ConverterApplian Replay Video CaptureAceThinker Free Screen Recorder Online
Recording from Screen
High Quality Direct Recording from GPU----
Netflix in Full HD---no info
2x speed recording---no info
Episode splitting
Automatic Tagging----
Smartphone & Cloud Media Manager----


* lifetime


How to record Netflix video streaming on Mac

It is possible to record Netflix videos on Mac devices with Audials Movie. Here it is described how you can do that. Alternatively, you can use one of the other Netflix recorders that works for Mac.

How to record Netflix on Android and iPhone

If you have a Samsung, LG, or OnePlus smartphone with Android 10, you will be able to screen record videos for free with the built-in screen recording tool. Just pull down the quick settings tile and tap the "Screen recorder" icon. You will be asked to allow the device recording from screen and then you can start. Do not forget to check in Settings -> Advanced whether all settings are correct.


If this does not work, there is a futher option: Installing a screen recorder for Android, for example the AZ Screen Recorder.


iOS 11 or a later version of it also allows you to record from screen for free with the built-in screen recorder. You will find the screen recording app by swiping up from the bottom of your iPhone screen. 


You have further possibilities to watch Netflix on Android and iOS: 

iPhone, Android: Use the Netflix app as a Netflix downloader

Step 1: Open the Netflix app.


Step 2: Navigate to the movie you like to download. Hit the „download“ option.


Step 3: Once the download is complete, switch to „downloads“ section. 

Limitations of Netflix offline downloads

Netflix provides a way to download and save videostreams as video files to your hard drive so you could watch them offline later. But not all movies and series are available for download and you can download the video files to your mobile device only with an official Netflix app with the following requirements:


  • smartphone or tablet running Android 4.4.2 or iOS 9.0
  • latest version of the Netflix app
  • the ability to stream Netflix in HD. Otherwise you’ll have to download videos at lower resolution.


Please keep in mind the following things when you use the direct download from Netflix:


  • The downloaded files will expire after 7 days or a period that is required due to licencing.
  • If you cancel your Netflix account, you will also lose the downloaded videos.
  • You will not be able to watch downloaded videos and series that are no longer available on Netflix.
  • It is not possible to use the download feature of Netflix on a MacOS, Linux or Ubuntu device.

iPhone: Record on PC and move file via iTunes

Step 1: On your Windows PC, use the tool „Audials Movie“, and record the Netflix movie or episode, like described above. 


Step 2: Right-click onto the video file, call „Export to > iTunes“. 


Step 3: Connect your iPhone via USB. 


Step 4: Use iTunes to copy the video file onto your iPhone.


There are many free or paid tools and ways how to record Netflix. 
The best value is provided by Audials Movie, which also serves you perfectly to easily copy the movies and episodes to your mobile phone and offers you extra features like batch recording and highspeed recording.


Get on board today and get Audials Movie with 14 days money-back guarantee!

About Netflix

When you think movie streaming, one of the names that first pops up in your head has to be Netflix. With a monthly subscription of about $8.99, Netflix offers a large selection of movies, TV shows and music videos which can be streamed instantly over the internet using multiple portable devices (Smartphones, Tablets, Netbox, Xbox 360, PS3, Nintendo Wii, Blu-ray Players, HDTVs, iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Roku etc. are all included).

With Netflix you've got access to top HD TV shows like  The Baby-Sitters Club, Ugly Delicious, The Confession Killer, Big Mouth, Lenox Hill, Tiny Pretty Things, Cobra Kai, The Crown, Ratched, The Umbrella Academy, Dark, The Witcher, Hannibal, Community, Money Heist, Ozark, Stranger Things and more.

You can also watch movies such as Enola Holmes, Miss Americana, Da 5 Bloods, Extraction, The Lovebirds, and much more.

FAQ about recording Netflix:

1. Is it possible to record Netflix video streaming to my PC?

Yes, you can screen record movies, series and documentaries from Netflix to MP4 files with a Netflix recorder software like Audials Movie.

2. Is Audials Movie a Netflix downloader?

No, Audials Movie does not circumvent copyright protection and it is not a Netflix downloader. It exclusively accesses unencrypted images of the video stream being played by the screen recording technology. In other words, Audials Movie records the content from your PC's graphics card.

3. Can I download content from Netflix?

Yes, if you install the Netflix app on your mobile device, you will be allowed to download videos from Netflix in order to watch them offline. However, these downloads will expire.

Please note


Movies and videos from are copyrighted. Any redistribution of them without the consent of the copyright owners may be a violation of the law in most countries, including the USA. Audials AG is not affiliated with Netflix™, nor the company that owns the trademark rights to Netflix™. This page is provided for compatibility purposes only, and in no case should be considered an endorsement of Audials Software products by any associated 3rd party.



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