How to screen record Netflix for free (PC, Mac, iOS or Android)

Updated: April 26th, 2022

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.

How to screen record Netflix

 

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.

 

Important: DMCA 1201
 
The US Copyright Act (DMCA) stipulates in Article 1201 that no "effective protection" of copyright-protected content may be circumvented.
 
The tools ,,Audials One" and "Audials Movie" presented here fully meet these requirements. More information

The best tools to record Netflix on a Windows 10/11 PC

1. Netflix screen recorder Audials One

Audials One 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)

 

Audials One comes up with additional features that make screen recording even easier and more practical: If you want to save time, you can let Audials One 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. A video editor for cutting and cropping is included, too.

 

In addition, Audials One records any music streaming, including Spotify, Amazon Music and Tidal in high-resolution quality. It automatically adds ID3 tags and automatically separates the songs from each other. Search well-known streaming services for albums, songs and playlists with Audials One and record all the pieces of music you like. Choose from over 100,000 radio stations in all languages ​​and thousands of podcasts and record them all. With Audials One, rearranging, cutting or adding fade-ins to music is easy and convenient.

 

It is not required to enter your Netflix credentials into Audials One because you will play back your Netflix videos in your browser. Audials One works for Windows with the Chrome, Firefox and Edge browsers only. You will need to install Parallels in order to use Audials One 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
  • cut and crop your video
  • available for Windows and Apple Mac (via Parallels)

 

additionally:

  • record music streaming from Spotify, Amazon Music, Tidal etc. in HiRes quality
  • automatic song separation and ID3 tags
  • record podcasts and radio stations
  • audio editor

 

Cons

  • ​​​​​​does not support the Opera browser (but only Chrome, Firefox and Edge)
  • does not work for M1 Mac
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2. Audials Movie

With the Windows tool Audials Movie, all videos available on Amazon Video can also be recorded and saved to the PC as video files. Audials Movie specializes in recording video streaming. The difference to Audials One is that all functions for music streaming, podcasts and radio are missing.

Pros

  • save videos in Full HD (1080p)
  • record in 2x speed
  • GPU encoding available
  • various file formats
  • built-in video converter
  • works for Chrome, Firefox, Edge
  • does not ask for your Netflix credentials
  • video manager
  • cut and crop your video
  • available for Windows and Apple Mac (via Parallels)

 

Cons

  • ​​​​​​does not support the Opera browser (but only Chrome, Firefox and Edge)
  • does not work for M1 Mac
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How to screen record Netflix with Audials One or Audials Movie witout black screen

1. Launch Audials

 

Download and install one of the two Netflix screen recorders on your Windows 10 or 11 PC and start it. Choose the required video format in the lower part of Audials Movie/ Audials One.

 

2. Prepare the screen recording

 

Switch to Video Streaming and click Netflix. In the next steps, please choose the browser you need to record from and if needed, activate the highspeed recording, subtitles, etc.

 

3. Play back your Netflix video

 

Once you play back a video, Audials automatically detects and screen records it. When Netflix screen recording is done, you will see the audio file in the upper right corner of Audials. 

 

2. EaseUS RecExperts

EaseUS RecExperts as a very easy-to-use Netflix screen recorder for Windows and Mac 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.

 

Pros

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

 

Cons

  • highspeed not available
  • no video editor
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3. Wondershare DemoCreator

The Wondershare DemoCreator for Windows and Mac is useful if you are interested in editing your videos after you have screen recorded them. After the installtion you will be asked what kind of videos you are intending to create, you can choose for example gaming videos. Then Wondershare DemoCreator will start. Click Record Screen, then you will see the actual screen recorder where you can define the screen size, activate the system sound and click the red recording button to start screen recording Netflix. Once the video is done, stop recording by clicking the recording button. After that DemoCreator will offer you a fast export to save the video in the MP4 format. Later you can import the video into the editor and export it into MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, MKV, M4A and other formats.

 

That is a thing that some users could find confusing because it is difficult to choose the video format you need. So if you do not need MP4, you will have to convert your video afterwards. However, the main disadvantage of a simple screen recorder is that it only records in 1x speed

 

The good thing in Wondershare DemoCreator is that the video cutter and cropper are included.

 

Pros

  • records anything that is shown your screen
  • cut and crop videos
  • built-in video converter
  • for Windows and Mac

 

Cons

  • highspeed not available
  • it is difficult to initially choose a format other than MP4

 

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4. iTop Screen Recorder

iTop Screen Recorder is a very simple software to easily screen record any video content that you play back on your screen. Choose the screen size, activate the speaker and webcam and click the red REC button. In the paid version of iTop, you can even schedule a recording. A practical feature included in iTop is that system sleep of your PC can be deactivated while you are screen recording your movie or series. The video can be saved in the MP4, AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV, TS and GIF video formats. 

 

However, you will have to renounce of highspeed recording, video editing and a media manager in iTop.

Pros

  • records anything that is shown your screen
  • schedule recordings
  • prevents PC system sleep while recording

 

Cons

  • highspeed not available
  • no video editor
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5. 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 in common that highspeed recording is not available.

 

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
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6. 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
  • available for Windows and Mac

 

Cons

  • paractical features like highspeed not available
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7. Acethinker Screen Grabber Premium

If you compare the screenshot of the Vidmore Screen Recorder with Acethinker Screen Grabber Premium, you will see that they look very similar and that they have the same features. So Acethinker will have the same advantages and disadvantages as Vidmore.
 

Pros

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

 

Cons

  • highspeed etc. not available
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8. VideoSolo Screen Recorder

If you compare the VideoSolo Screen Recorder to Acethinker, you will see that their user interfaces are almost the same and the offered feature are the same, too. So you will have here the same advantages and disadvantages.

Pros

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

 

Cons

  • highspeed etc. not available
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9. 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

Pros

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

 

Cons

  • No further useful features for Netflix recordings
  • records only in one file format
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10. Flexclip Free Online Screen Recorder

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, but for screen recording Netflix the options of Flexclip are too limited.

Pros

  • free
  • you do not need to install software
  • easy to handle
  • for Windows and Mac

 

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 One / Audials MovieEaseUSWondershareiTopBandicamVidmoreAcethinkerVideoSoloEzvidFlexclip
Screen Recording
2x speed-
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Batch recording---------
Video manager---------
Video editor-----
Windows/MacWinWin/MacWin/MacWinWinWin/MacWin/MacWin/MacWinWin/Mac
Price59.90/ $29.90$69.95*$46.00**free$39.95$59.95*$42.95*$59.95*freefree

* lifetime

** yearly

 

How to screen record Netflix on Mac?

1. With Audials One/ Audials Movie

If you need to screen record Netflix series or movies on Apple Mac, install Parallels. Then you will be able to use Audials Movie on Mac. Here you will find more information.

2. With  other screen recorders

Alternatively, you can use the tools that work on Mac, for example the ones we have listed in the table.

3. With QuickTime

Start the QuickTime Player on your Mac device, open File and click New Screen Recording. Play back your video and start screen recording. Once your video has finished, it will be necessary to stop recording by hand. You can play back the video after recording.

How to screen record Netflix on iOS and Android

There is a simple and free way how to record a Netflix video from the screen of your iOS smartphone (iOS 11 or later): Swipe from the lower side of your iPhone and tap the screen recorder icon. Play back the video and tap the recording button again as soon as the video stops.

 

To screen record Netflix on your Android phone, install a screen recording app, for example AZ Screen Recorder. Then tap the camera icon and play back Netflix. When the video ends, stop recording by tapping the recording button.

 

An alternative is to record Netflix on your PC with Audials Movie and to transfer the videos to your Android or iOS device. 

 

Or you can install the Netflix app on your Android or iOS device and download video content from there. However, Netflix does not provide such downloads for all videos.
 

Summary: Audials one and audials Movie are the best Netflix Screen recorders

Many Netflix screen recorders lack extra features that video streaming lovers would need to record movies and series easily, fast and comfortably, for example the highspeed recording, various output formats, video editing and automatic tagging. Audials Movie offers you everything you need.

If you do not only love series and movies but also music, we will recommend you Audials One, the powerful recording tool for both music and video streaming, radio and podcasts.

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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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