You are wondering how to record Netflix easily and conveniently? On this page you will learn how to record Netflix on a PC or a smartphone and how to avoid the black screen problem. 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.
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Learn with only 3 easy steps how to record Netflix video streaming
from screen and save as MP4 video file.
How to Record Netflix on Windows 10 or 11 PC
Step 1: Install and start the Netflix recorder
Download for free and without any registration the Netflix recorder tool "Audials Movie" and install it on your Windows PC. 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. Now a window appears where you will be asked which browser you want to use: Chrome, Edge or Firefox or the built-in browser of Audials. Here you can define which subtitles you need to be recorded, the recording speed (at up to 4x) and the resolution (720p or FullHD 1080p).
Click Record to proceed. Now Audials Movie is ready for recording.
Open netflix.com in your Chrome, Firefox or Edge browser and select the movie or episode that you want to record. If you have selected the built-in browser, choose the Netflix video that you want to record directly in Audials.
The recording of the video stream will start 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 Windows PC
Audials Movie automatically detects the video, starts and stops recording. 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 for Windows or Mac provides you with best-possible results:
- easy-to-use Netflix recorder screen records Netflix automatically
- highest resolutions up to Full HD
- record whole series seasons at once
- high-speed recording (4x speed)
- add subtitles in any language
- remove ads automatically
- scheduled batch recording to record many movies or entire series seasons automatically
- high-quality video encoder, recording directly from GPU
- cut and crop your videos
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 11, 10, 8
and Apple Mac OS with Parallels
System requirements for Audials software
- 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:
Vmaker is a Chrome browser extension that screen records content streamed on your browser. It has several plans: With the free Lite plan, you can screen record seven minutes of a video in lower quality. The Starter plan costs $7 per month and is for screen recording content without limitations at up to 4K. But please note that Netflix content can be recorded in HD or Full HD only.
How to record Netflix with Vmaker
Step 1: Download and start the Vmaker Chrome extension.
Step 2: Select Screen, Current tab and Computer Audio. Then choose the recording quality.
Step 3: Start screen recording.
Step 4: Store the movie in the cloud that is provided by Vmaker.
EaseUS RexExperts is a screen recorder software for Windows and Mac with a clear user interface and pre-configured recordings settings for Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, Disney+ and Vimeo. It is practical for small video clips and movies, but for an entire series season, EaseUS would be inconvenient because you need to start and stop each episode manually. Even if you use the auto stop feature, you will have to start recording each episode by hand. Only 1x recording speed is available. A video editor is not included.
How to record Netflix with EaseUS RecExperts
Step 1: Install and launch EaseUS RecExperts and open the Online Video menu item.
Step 2: Click Netflix, then a small window will shown that asks you to restart your browser.
Step 3: Select the recording area of your screen. Activate system sound and deactivate the webcam and the microphone. Check in the settings whether the desired video output format etc. is selected.
Step 4: Start and stop recording.
Screen Grabber Premium (AceThinker Aqua Demo) by AceThinker
The next Netflix recorder is AceThinker Aqua Demo, formerly called Screen Grabber Premium. It is easy-to-use and has some extra features: You can add texts, arrows and more while recording, highlight the cursor and add your own shortcuts and hotkeys for start and stop screen recording. Here too you will have the problem that for series seasons, each episode needs to be started manually.
How to record videos from Netflix with AceThinker Aqua Demo
Step 1: Install and start the Netflix recorder Aqua Demo. Select Video Recorder.
Step 2: Choose the recording area and activate the system sound. Deactivate the webcam and the microphone. Check whether the video output format and the other settings that you need are selected.
Step 3: Start screen recording and stop as soon as the video has finished.
PlayOn Cloud is a smartphone app for Android and iOS that records Netflix films and shows in real-time and stores them in a cloud for you. Once recording is finished, you can download your recordings to any device and watch them on your TV or computer. In contrast to other recorder software, the files are recorded in the MP4 video output format only, other formats are not available. Please do not forget to activate Wi-Fi for screen recording. Closed captioning is supported. But please note that PlayOn does not have a subtitles search engine to add subtitles in any language you need.
How to record Netflix movies and series with PlayOn Cloud
Step 1: Install PlayOn Cloud on your Android or iOS smartphone. Subscribe to PlayOn. You can start with a free trial.
Step 2: Select the Netflix channel, find the video that you want to record and tap the Record button.
Step 3: Open Recording in PlayOn Cloud and download the video to any device where you want to watch it.
Aiseesoft Screen Recorder
Aiseesoft Screen Recorder is an easy-to-use tool to record Netflix in real-time speed. That means that you have similar problems when recording entire series seasons as with AceThinker and EaseUS. A useful feature is the auto stop so that you can stop recording automatically after a pre-defined time period.
How to use Aiseesoft Screen Recorder
Step 1: Install the Aiseesoft Screen Recorder, start it and open Video Recorder.
Step 2: Activate the system sound and deactivate the webcam and the microphone. Select the screen area. Choose the recording format etc. in the settings.
Step 3: Start and stop the screen recording process manually.
Screenrec is a free screen recorder that additionally can take screenshots. Without a Screenrec account, you will be able to record five minutes in SD quality. With an account, the five minutes limit will disappear and you will be able to record content in HD. 4K is available, too, but as previously mentioned, it is not possible to record Netflix content in 4K, only in HD and Full HD. The only available output format is MP4.
How to use Screenrec
Step 1: Install and launch Screenrec.
Step 2: Press Alt + S on your keyboard, select the area of your screen that you want to record and click the video camera icon. Screen recording will start automatically after 3 seconds.
Step 3: Stop the video once it is finished. Now you can store it to your PC.
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|Recording from Screen||✔||✔||✔||Recording to cloud on phone||✔|
|High Quality Direct Recording from GPU||✔||-||-||-||-||-|
|Netflix in Full HD||✔||✔||-||-||✔||✔|
|4x speed recording||✔||-||-||-||-||-|
|Smartphone & Cloud Media Manager||✔||cloud manager||-||-||-||-|
|Price||$39.90||free or $84 yearly||$69.95||$42.95||$4.99-$49.99**||Free|
* Standard subsription with DemoCreator
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 Free on Android and iPhone
If you have a Samsung, LG, or OnePlus smartphone with Android 10, you will be able to 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 free 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 free 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 Windows or Mac PC and move file via iTunes
Step 1: On your Windows or Mac 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, highspeed recording, adding subtitles and removing ads.
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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. How do I record Netflix?
Start Audials Movie and choose the desired video format in the lower part of Audials Movie. Open Video Streaming and click Netflix. Follow the instructions that you will be given. Play back a video in your browser and Audials will record and save it to your computer.
3. 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.
4. 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 for free in order to watch them offline. However, these downloads will expire. That's why it is better to use a recorder software and to watch Netflix free whenever you want, even when the content is not available on Netflix anymore.
5. Is it possible to record Netflix on a DVR?
No, this is not possible. And it is not necessary because Netflix provides you compatiblity with many devices to watch your content anytime you like. As described on this page, there are also many ways how to record Netflix with screen recorders.
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