The best Netflix Downloader 2021
Last update: June 7th 2021
Netflix offers a huge variety of series and films, but the problem is: You need an internet connection when you want to access them. If you want to watch Netflix offline, you should look for a Netflix downloader tool. We have investigated which tools are the best for recording movies and shows from this streaming service.
Some of the tools are simple screen recorders that record the video while it is played back. Other Netflix downloaders can save videos in highspeed, i. e. that you do not need to watch the video in order to get it as a file on your PC.
In this article we will present you 10 Netflix downloader tools that are worth mentioning when it comes to Netflix recording. You will learn their most important advantages and disadvantages. A table will sum up the most important facts about the Netflix downloader software. Let's start!
The best tools to record Netflix
Netflix Downloader 1: Audials Movie
With the Netflix downloader tool for Windows Audials Movie, you can record all videos that are available on Netflix and save them on your PC as MP4 or MKV files for your personal use.
Audials Movie also has bonus features for Netflix: First, you can record the Netflix videos with subtitles. Second, Audials Movie records Netflix in FullHD. If you wish, you can activate the GPU encoding and Audials Movie will use the maximum performance of your graphics card to provide high quality video files. When the recording will be finished, the tag search engine will search for suitable descriptions (tags). Third, Audials Movie is a practical software for those who have subscribed to several video streaming services because it also captures all other important streams. Therefore, you do not need to buy further software.
You need to record several movies at once? Just copy and paste the Netflix URLs into Audials Movie and use the batch recording feature. The movies will be played back and recorded automatically.
A function that makes Audials Movie unique is the fact that it records Netflix in 2x speed. Like this, you can record a 2 hour movie within 1 hour.
If you purchase Audials, you will have 14 days money-back guarantee. Your Netflix login data are protected as you do not need to enter them into Audials.
However, Audials Movie only supports Chrome, Firefox and Edge and not the Opera browser. Please note that it is merely available for Windows and for Apple (via Parallels).
- 2x recording speed
- records subtitles
- can record in high definition / FullHD (720p / 1080p)
- GPU encoding
- records other streaming services
- batch recording mode for several videos
- automatically searches for tags
- your Netflix login details are NOT required
- 14 days money-back guarantee
- does not support the Opera browser (but only Chrome, Firefox and Edge)
- only available for Windows and Apple (via Parallels)
2. FlixGrab+ Netflix Downloader
The Flixgrab+ Netflix Downloader is a tool with a high usability: Just copy the URL of the Netflix video into this tool and it will save it on your PC. You can choose the video quality before starting the download. You can also save several videos simultaneously.
A disadvantage of the Flixgrab+ Netflix Downloader is that you cannot record from other streaming services. Those who have several video streaming subscriptions will need to buy additional Netflix downloader software. You will have 2 days money-back gurantee. Some users will not be pleased that they have to enter their Netflix login credentials to use the Flixgrab+ Netflix Downloader.
- easy saving by copying the video URL
- several recording qualities, also in HD
- you can stop and resume the download
- saves several videos at once
- does not support other video streaming services
- 2 days money-back guarantee
- entering Netflix login data necessary
3. iTube Video Downloader by Aimersoft
With the iTube Video Downloader by Aimersoft, you can screen record Netflix movies and series. Just open Record in iTube Studio and click the recording button. If a different file format is necessary than the video is recorded in, you will be able to convert the video with the built-in converter.
iTube Studio has a download feature for recording videos in 3x speed, but it works for sources like Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Veoh, and others, not for Netflix.
All in all, this tool does not offer you extra features you will find very useful if you are real Netflix fan who binge watches entire seasons. As iTube Video Downloader is just a screen recorder, the resolution of your video will depend on the size of your screen.
- records videos from Netflix and other sources
- intuitive usage
- built-in converter
- 3x recording speed not available for Netflix
- video resolution depends on your screen
4. Replay Video Capture by Applian
Applian Replay Video Capture (also called Replay Video Catcher on the manufacturer's website) is a Netflix downloader with a clear user interface. To record any video that is shown on your screen, click Get video and it will be automatically detected. To start recording, click the Record button and Replay Video Capture will store the video to your PC. As Replay Video Capture only records the screen, the resolution of your video will depend on its size. Unfortunately, this tool contains the basic features only and it does not offer more things that make recording Netflix easier or faster.
5. AVC Netflix Video Downloader
The Netflix Video Downloader from Any Video Converter (AVC) equally has great features: You can save Netflix videos and series in HD with this software. You will also have the opportunity to record the subtitles and to watch the videos in other languages. The software also has a search function so that the users do not need to search for the videos on Netflix.
Unfortunately, the software merely records from Netflix. As for the previous tool, you will need to enter your Netflix login data. It costs approximately $40, thus it is relatively expensive. Important to know: You have two days money-back guarantee.
As you can see on the screenshot, the complete name of the software is FlixiCam Netflix Video Downloader. You'll also get it on flixicam.com. However, it is not really clear whether Any Video Converter and FlixiCam are the same manufacturer. If you look for further Netflix downloaders, you will perhaps find the Kigo Netflix Video Downloader by KigoSoft, too, which has the same dark user interface like FlixiCam and AVC. It seems that all three tools have the same features.
6. TunePat Netflix Video Downloader
As the previously described tool, the TunePat Netflix Video Downloader has a simple user interface. With TunePat, you can save Netflix films and series in up to 1080p, and if you want, also with the subtitles. The price of the TunePat Netflix Video Downloader is similar to that of the AVC tool. And if you have subscribed to other streaming services, you will have to look for further recorder software, too. Your Netflix login data are required. You will have 30 days after the purchase to decide whether you want to keep the TunePat Netflix Video Downloader.
Since the NoteBurner Netflix Video Downloader looks exactly the same TunePat Netflix Video Downloader, it seems that you will get the same features with both tools. However, there is a lack of transparency which manufacturers are partners because Sidify seems to be a manufacturer on its own but on their website they link to the TunePat Netflix Video Downloader.
7. PlayOn Desktop
With PlayOn Desktop, you can record Netflix series and movies, but also videos from many other streaming sources. The only thing you have to do is to find the Netflix video you need with the PlayOn search function and to click the recording button. The video will automatically be recorded for you. If you want, you will be able to record the subtitles.
However, before using PlayOn you will have to decide whether you trust this manufacturer so that it is not a problem for you to enter your Netflix credentials in PlayOn Desktop. Unlike Audials Movie, PlayOn Desktop does not have the GPU encoding to assure the maximum quality your PC can provide.
8. AceThinker Video Keeper
The AceThinker Video Keeper works similarly as the other Netflix downloader tools. In order to save a video, log in to Netflix, copy the video URL into the tool and then click the MP4 button. Like this you can download videos from other sources, too, for example Facebook, Dailymotion, and Vimeo.
However, something seems to be wrong with the software because after it has been started, a 404 Not Found message appeared on its Home and Search view.
- just paste the Netflix video URL into the tool and click a button
- it is not sure whether the software works properly
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9. Freegrabapp (Free Netflix Download)
FreeGrabApp saves Netflix movies and series to your PC fast. The only thing you have to do is logging in to Netflix, copying the URL of the desired video and starting the recording in the FreeGrabApp FreeNetflixDownload. Like this, you will get your video faster than when using a screen recorder. With this tool, you will get videos in HD (1080p).
However, please note that you have to enter your Netflix login data into the FreeGrabApp.
If English is not your mother tongue, it would be practical for you if further languages were available for the user interface of FreeGrabApp. However, this software is available in English only.
The FreeGrabApp can be downloaded for free in the Microsoft Store.
- saving videos by copying & pasting URL
- HD quality
- you will have to enter your Netlix login data into FreeGrabApp
- only English user interface
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 Movie||FlixGrab+||Aimersoft||Applian||AVC||TunePat||PlayOn Desktop||Ace Thinker||FreeGrab App|
|2x speed||✔||-||-||-||-||no info||-||-||no info|
|Best frame rate automatically||✔||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Smartphone and cloud media manager||✔||-||✔||-||-||-||-||-||-|
*** yearly, premium
All these products have a clear user interface and you will be able to save Netflix movies and series in HD. However, most of the tools are not specialized in recording other streaming services. With Audials Movie, you can record from all important streaming services. You will have 14 days money-back guarantee for a software that has the best price-performance ratio.
Try the Audials Movie demo for free
How to download a Netflix video on mobile phone and tablet
In case you haven't a Windows PC, you will also have the oppourtunity to record all the Netflix videos you love.
iPhone, Android: Use the Netflix app to download the videos
Step 1: Start the Netflix app.
Step 2: Navigate to the film or series you want to save on your device. Click "Download".
Step 3: After the video has been downloaded, open the "Downloads" menu item.
Important to know:
You cannot download all Netflix videos like this.
You need to install the Netflix app in order to be able to download videos from Netflix directly.
iPhone: Record on your PC and move the file via iTunes
Step 1: On your Windows PC, use the Netflix downloader „Audials Movie“, and record the movie or episode, like described above.
Step 2: Right-click onto the video file, call „Export to > iTunes“.
Step 3: Connect your iPhone or iPad via a cable.
Step 4: Use iTunes to copy the video file onto your iPhone.
Android Smartphones and Tablets: Record on PC and copy file
In order to watch a Netflix video on your Android device, you can record it on your PC and then transfer it via a USB cable.
Step 1: Record the Netflix video with Audials Movie as described above.
Step 2: Click "Storage: PC" on the bottom auf Audials Movie, then click the + Icon to add your device and then choose "Android Smartphone, Tablet...".
Step 3: A new dialog will open where you will be asked to connect the Android device via USB and to select it.
Step 4: Follow the instructions to copy the video on your Android device.
How the Netflix DOwnloader Audials Movie works
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