The best tools to record Netflix
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 ot watch Netflix offline, you should look for a Netflix recorder tool. We have investigated which tools are the best for recording movies and shows from this streaming service.
With the Windows tool Audials Movie, you can record all videos that are available on Netflix and save them on your PC as files for your personal use. You want to have a video collection? Then use the batch recording feature of Audials Movie and record several movies or series episodes overnight.
Audials Movie also has bonus features (for Netflix only): First, you can record the Netflix videos with subtitles. Second, Audials Movie records Netflix in HD. 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.
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).
+ batch recording
+ records subtitles
+ can record in FullHD (1080p)
+ GPU encoding
+ records other streaming services
+ 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)
Buy for $ 29.90 instead of $ 39.90
Replay Media Catcher by Applian can save videos from Netflix and also from other video streaming services in a very easy manner. Just log in to Netflix, copy the video URL into Replay Media Catcher and the tool will record it in the background.
But due to its simplicity, the tool cannot offer you features you could need: For example, if the video resolution is 1280x720, it will be downloaded in this resolution although you may need a smaller resolution. Furthermore, it is not clear where you can change the output format. Because it is possible that you do not need MP4. You do not have the GPU encoding either in case you want to achieve the best possible quality. And if you have recorded a video in a format your PC does not support, you will have to look for a converter because in Replay Media Catcher, a converter is not built in.
+ saves videos from Netflix, hulu and other streaming services
+ easy download by copying Netflix URL
+ simple user interface
- no GPU encoding
- you cannot choose between several video formats and resolutions
- no video converter
Bandicam is a screen recorder tool, thus it gives you the opportunity to record anything that is shown on your screen. You can specifiy an area that will be screen recorded by the tool. Bandicam offers you some often used formats, but you can also decide on your own which area of your screen will be recorded by Bandicam or set the full screen recording.
A disadvantage of this tool is that it does not offer special recording settings like GPU encoding, so you will not achieve the maximum quality your PC could achieve. But it has to be admitted that this software was created for different purposes: For example, it screen records games and the screens of other devices. You can also edit the video while Bandicam records it. Furthermore, you will have to install Firefox in order to use Bandicam.
+ records anything on your screen
+ you can choose which area of your screen will be recorded
- no extra features specifically for Netflix
- rather designed for other purposes than recording Netflix
- supports Firefox only
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 recorder 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
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.
+ saves several videos
+ built-in browser for searching for videos
+ maximum quality: FullHD (1080p)
- only specialized in Netflix
- Netflix credentials necessary
- costs ca. $40 (for 1 year)
- only 2 days money-back guarantee
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.
+ recording in up to 1080p
+ saves subtitles
+ records Netflix after copying and pasting the video URL
+ 30 days money-back guarantee
- costs a bit more than $ 40
- only for Netflix
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.
+ just find the desired Netflix video in PlayOn Desktop and press the recording button
+ saves the subtitles
- your Netflix credentials are required to use the tool
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.
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