How to screen record Netflix for free

Updated: July 6th 2021

Netflix offers tons of new movies, series and documentaries every month. But if new content is added, it will mean that other content will be removed. If you want to watch your favorite movies and shows again and again without worrying about the time when they will not be available anymore, the best solution will be to screen record Netflix. Then you will be able to watch the Netflix videos without an Internet connection.

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In this article we will present you the best screen recorders that are worth mentioning when it comes to Netflix recording. You will learn their most important advantages and disadvantages. At the end we will sum up the most important facts about the Netflix screen recorder software.

The best tools to record Netflix on a Windows 10 PC

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.
 

Netflix screen recorder 1: Audials Movie

Audials Movie is a very powerful tool when it comes to recording video streams from Netflix in high quality. This tool can screen record Netflix movies, series, and documentaries in FullHD (1080p)

 

You just need to click the Netflix tile in the Video Streaming section and start the video. Audials Movie will then screen record Netflix automatically.

 

Audials Movie comes up with additional features that make screen recording even easier and more practical: If you want to save time, you can let Audials Movie play back and record Netflix in highspeed. Then you will get a video with a duration of 120 minutes within 60 minutes without loss of quality. With the batch recording feature, you can even record several movies one after another automatically in highspeed, too.

 

Before starting to screen record, you can decide whether you activate GPU encoding. That will help you to maximize your graphics card's performance to provide you with the best possible video quality. With Audials you can directly screen record in the file format you need, for example MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV or choose one of the profiles that are required for specific tablets and smartphones (for example Amazon, Microsoft, LG, Samsung, Apple, Sony are available). A video converter is included in case you need the video in a different file format. Thanks to the video manager, your movies and series will be tagged and sorted according to genres automatically.

 

It is not required to enter your Netflix credentials into Audials Movie because you will play back your Netflix videos in your browser. Audials Movie works for Windows with the Chrome, Firefox and Edge browsers only. You will need to install Parallels in order to use Audials Movie on Mac.

Pros

  • save videos in Full HD (1080p)
  • record in 2x speed
  • GPU encoding available
  • various file formats
  • biult-in video converter
  • works for Chrome, Firefox, Edge
  • does not ask for your Netflix credentials
  • video manager

 

Cons

  • ​​​​​​does not support the Opera browser (but only Chrome, Firefox and Edge)
  • only available for Windows and Apple (via Parallels)
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2. Wondershare UniConverter

The Wondershare UniConverter is useful if you are interested in editing your videos after you have screen recorded them. To start screen recording Netflix, open the Screen Recorder menu item and then click the camera icon. Now you can choose the storage, the recording format, the frame rate and the screen size. When you are done with the settings, click the Rec button. You can start and end a recording manually. Or you can preconfigure the duration of your screen recording and start manually. Alternatively, you can schedule an automatic screen recording by choosing when it will start and end.

 

The UniConverter also has a built-in converter in case you have recorded in the wrong file format. A video editor is included so that you can trim your videos or add watermarks and effects. Furthermore, you can merge several videos.

 

The main disadvantage of a simple screen recorder is that it only records in 1x speed. You can record in MP4, FLV, and AVI. If you need a different video format, you will have to convert the video with the converter. Furthermore, the quality of your video directly depends on the size of your screen.

Pros

  • records anything that is shown your screen
  • recording timer
  • video editor and video merger
  • built-in video converter

 

Cons

  • highspeed not available
  • for some formats you will need to convert the video after recording
  • resolution depends on screen size

 

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3. Bandicam

With Bandicam you can record anything that is shown on your screen, including video streams, but also tutorials and games: If needed, you can record the mouse cursor movements and clicks. Bandicam has even a separate menu item for recording computer games.

 

To start screen recording, click the upper left tile showing the PC screen and choose whether you want to record the full screen or a part of it as shown in the screenhot. Then open the Video menu item to set the recording format, codec, frame rate, quality etc. If all settings are fine, you will be able to click the Rec button.

 

Bandicam has some limitations as it only records in AVI and MP4. So you will need an additional converter if you want to screen record Netflix in different formats. Furthermore, Bandicam does not work for the Edge browser.

 

Bandicam can be compared to Wondershare UniConverter as it is designed for various purposes, not just for recording video streams. Thus, Bandicam and UniConverter have some pros and cons in common: Highspeed recording is not available and the resolution of the video will depend on the size of your screen.

 

Pros

  • special menu item for screen recording games
  • records mouse cursor and mouse clicks for tutorials
  • scheduled recording
  • records anything that is shown on your screen

 

Cons

  • records only in MP4 or AVI file formats
  • does not work with the Edge browser
  • highspeed not available
  • resolution depends on screen size
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4. EaseUS RecExperts

EaseUS RecExperts as a very easy-to-use Netflix screen recorder that can record video streams but also just audio, your webcam or computer games. It is very practical for the user that you can choose between many different file formats: MP4, WMV, AVI, MOV, FLV, MPEG, VOB, ASF, TS and GIF. 

 

Before you start recording, choose the required file format, frame rate, bitrate, codec and quality. Then open Record screen and choose what part of your screen should be recorded and set the system sound. Click Rec to start screen recording Netflix.

 

It is optional to preset that EaseUS will stop after a specified period. Or you can schedule a recording task by choosing the start and end of the video stream recording.

 

As EaseUS is similar to Bandicam and UniConverter, all three tools have some advantages and disadvantages in common.

 

Pros

  • easy-to-use
  • records anything: video streams, audio, webcam or games
  • many different file formats available
  • auto stop
  • task scheduler

 

Cons

  • highspeed not available
  • resolution depends on screen size
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5. Vidmore Screen Recorder

When it comes to easy-to-use screen recorders, the Vidmore Screen Recorder has to be mentioned besides EaseUS RecExperts. It also records any video (and audio) content that you play back on your PC and saves your video recordings in WMV, MP4, MOV, F4V, TS, AVI or Gif format.

 

You will have to prepare the Netflix screen recording in the same manner as with EaseUS. The autostop and task schedule feature is included, too. Thus, in sum you will have the same pros and cons as for EaseUS, Bandicam and UniConverter.

Pros

  • easy-to-use
  • records anything: video streams, audio, webcam or games
  • many different file formats available
  • auto stop
  • task scheduler

 

Cons

  • highspeed not available
  • resolution depends on screen size
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6. iMyFone

 

iMyFone is a screen recorder and video editor that can be used to screen record Netflix movies and series. Actually, it is a software that was not designed for the specific usecase of screen recording streams, but to create your own videos and to add texts, filters, and effects. That is why the user interface can be confusing when you launch the software for the first time.

 

Click the small camera button to specify the area of the screen that will be recorded. To start recording, click the red recording button in the lower right corner.

 

You have to admit that it is possible to record Netflix, but the user will miss some helpful features, for example, the highspeed recording, because iMyFone just records in real time (1x).


 

Pros

  • records anything that is shown on your screen 

 

Cons

  • highspeed not available
  • user interface confusing at the beginning
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7. FlixiCam

 

Many of the tools listed on this page work as screen recorders to record in 1x speed. Besides Audials Movie, there is one exception: FlixiCam. It has a user interface that gives you the impression that you are not screen recording but downloading the video content. However, 

 

The only thing you have to do is to choose the recording settings you need and to copy the video URL into FlixiCam. The desired video will be recorded and saved to your PC in 30x speed.

 

However, a disadvantage of FixiCam is that you are forced to log in with your Netflix credentials in the tool.

 

Pros

  • simple user interface
  • records in highspeed

 

Cons

  • Netflix credentials required

 

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The best free tools to screen record Netflix

You do not need to spend money to get a Netflix screen recorder. Here we will present you two tools that you can use when your budget is low.

8. Ezvid

With Ezvid you can screen record Netflix, but it will be also useful if you want to screen record games or add texts to your video tutorial or record anything that is shown on your screen. To screen record Netflix, just click the PC screen icon and then click start capture now in the window that will appear. Once you have stopped recording, Ezvid will save your video in the .wmv format on your PC.

 

However, additional features like highspeed recording or choosing other file formats is not possible. The resolution of your video will depend on the size of your screen.

Pros

  • record anything on your screen 
  • game recording, creating tutorials
  • editing videos

 

Cons

  • No further useful features for Netflix recordings
  • resolution depends on screen size
  • records only in one file format
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9. Flexclip

If you do not want to install a software but need a free screen recorder, then you can use the online screen recorder Flexclip. Just open the linked Flexclip page, click Start Recording and choose the audio source. Then you can start recording. After you have stopped, you can directly download the video to your PC. That's it. However, the video will be downloaded in the .webm format. So if you need a different format, you will have to look for a video converter. 

 

You can edit the video before downloading, but it is necessary to sign up, otherwise you will not be allowed to save the video. This tool is useful for those who urgently need to create a tutorial for example, but for screen recording Netflix the options of Flexclip are too limited.

Pros

  • free
  • you do not need to install software
  • easy to handle

 

Cons

  • only one format available
  • options too limited for recording Netflix

10. AceThinker Free Screen Recorder Online

 

Another free tool that you can use if you urgently need to record from your screen is the AceThinker Free Screen Recorder Online. Before using it, you will have to download and install the AceThinker Launcher, then you can start to screen record Netflix. AceThinker works similarly as FlexClip, thus it has similar pros and cons.

 

Various screen sizes can be recorded with AceThinker, even in Full HD (1080p). But please not that you will need a software like Audials Movie to play back Netflix in 1080p. Otherwise, the video quality will not be 1080p.

 

What makes AceThinker a bit better than Flexclip is that with AceThinker, you can record either in WMV or in MP4.

 

Pros

  • free
  • easy to handle
  • two video output formats available

 

Cons

  • only one format available
  • options too limited for recording Netflix

At a Glance: Comparison of the tools to record Netflix

Here you will have an overview of all tools that have been mentioned in this article:

 Audials MovieWondershareBandicamEaseUSVidmoreiMyFoneFlixiCamEzvidFlexclipAceThinker
Screen Recording
2x speed
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----30x--no info
Batch recording---------
Video manager---------
Price$29,90$79,95*$39,95$69,95*$59,95*$59,95*$159,90*freefreefree

* lifetime

 

Summary

If you need a screen recorder because you urgently need to create a tutorial you can use a free screen recorder. If the video quality is less important, a screen recorder as Bandicam, EaseUS RecExperts, iMyFone or Wondershare UniConverter will be good solutions for you. However, if you want to play back the Netflix video on other devices or want to get a high quality Full HD recording, Audials Movie is best because it provides the most features to record a video stream fast and easily.

Try the Audials Movie demo for free

FAQ about Netflix and screen recording

Can you screen record Netflix?

Yes, you can screen record Netflix on your Windows 10 PC if you install a Netflix screen recorder, for example Audials Movie.

 

How can I screen record Netflix?

Install and launch Audials Movie. Open the Video Streaming section and click the Netflix tile. Play back your Netflix video and Audials Movie will record and save it as a video file to your PC. You can get a more detailed instruction here.

How does Audials Movie work?

Audials Movie is a screen recorder tool and can be compared to a camera that films everything shown on your screen. Like this, you obtain a video file for personal use. Copy protection is NOT circumvented. Please read our legal information to learn more. 

Where do I get support for Audials Movie?

If you need help with Audials software, please visit our support page and submit a support request.

 

 

Please note

Videos from Netflix™ 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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