How to screen record Netflix for free
Created on: April 8th 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.
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
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.
- 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
- does not support the Opera browser (but only Chrome, Firefox and Edge)
- only available for Windows and Apple (via Parallels)
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.
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.
- 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
- records only in MP4 or AVI file formats
- does not work with the Edge browser
- highspeed not available
- resolution depends on screen size
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.
- records anything: video streams, audio, webcam or games
- many different file formats available
- auto stop
- task scheduler
- highspeed not available
- resolution depends on screen size
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.
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.
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.
- you do not need to install software
- easy to handle
- 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:
If you need a screen recorder because you urgently need to create a tutorial you can use free screen recorder. If the video quality is less important, a screen recorder as Bandicam, EaseUS RecExperts 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 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.
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.