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Discover the Best Ways to Download Netflix Shows on Mac

netflix on mac Netflix is one of the most popular video streaming platforms where you can watch movies and TV shows in all genres. As long as you avail of its subscription, you can watch without any ads appearing on your screen. You can download movies, videos, and TV series from the Netflix app for watching offline without any internet connection. However, currently, there is no still no Netflix app for Mac. Is there any way to download Netflix movies on Mac for offline viewing? If you're puzzled at this, now you're right here. Check the solutions to watch Netflix offline on Mac and enjoy the movies!

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Record Netflix Shows on Mac to Watch Offline

Though you cannot download movies from Netflix on Mac from the app, you can access Netflix using a browser and then record the video or movie you prefer with a screen recording tool. Screen Grabber Premium makes it easier for you to record Netflix on Mac. It can capture HD videos in full-screen, region mode, around the mouse and webcam. The good thing is it supports 4K video recording, which is perfect for large screen viewing. Furthermore, Screen Grabber Premium can also include the audio from your system sound, microphone, or both. Follow the steps below to record Netflix video on Mac using Screen Grabber Premium.

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Step 1 Install the Netflix Video Recorder

First, click the second "Download" button given above to get the tool's Mac version installer. Then, launch it and follow the steps on installing this tool on your Mac. After installing, start the app to get to know its interface.

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Step 2 Configure its settings

Next, click the "Menu" button at the upper right part of its interface and select "Preferences." You change to your preferred output folder, quality, video and audio format, and hotkeys. Once done, click the "OK" button to apply the changes.

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Step 3 Start to record Netflix video

After configuration, go to Netflix, play the video that you want to record. Then, go back to Screen Grabber Premium and click the "Video Recorder." Here, choose if you are going to record audio of system sound, microphone, or both. Then, select the screen area that you want to capture, whether fullscreen or region mode. After the set-up, hit the "REC" button to start to record Netflix movie.

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Step 4 Watch recorded Netflix video offline

Once done, click the "Stop" button from the floating toolbar to end the recording process. It will then bring you to a playback window to preview it. Then, it will show the list of all the recordings you made. You can watch the recorded Netflix video by double-clicking on the video.

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You can use its Task Schedule function to set a specific time and date to record your screen automatically.

Stream Downloaded Netflix Videos from iPhone/iPad to Mac

If you want to use a Netflix app to download and watch Netflix offline on Mac, try using the AirPlay. This app is a built-in mirroring app that can project your iOS screen to your Mac computer. You can then view your local photos, videos and watch downloaded videos from Netflix on a larger screen. Another good thing about this app is it can play 4K videos to your Mac screen with its Apple TV 4K. For you to know how to use this tool, follow the steps below.

Step 1 Start using AirPlay

Make sure to connect your phone and Mac with the same Wifi connection before you start. Then, go to the Control Center by swiping from bottom to top on your iPhone screen, then tap and hold the music control area. From there, tap the AirPlay button to access it and choose the name of your Mac computer.

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Step 2 Save videos on Netflix app

Next, go to the Netflix app, and download the movie or series you want to watch offline. Then, start connecting your iOS device and Mac tapping Airplay and your Mac name to start mirroring. Just enter the Airplay passcode display on your Mac screen.

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Step 3 Stream videos from iOS to Mac

Once mirrored, you can see your iOS screen on your Mac. It reflects anything you do on your iPhone or iPad. Just start playing the Netflix video on your iOS device to start watching.

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AirPlay can now connect to major speakers like Bose, Beats, Bluesound, Devialet, and more.

Install Windows System on Your Mac to Watch Netflix

Another way to download Netflix episodes on Mac is by installing a Windows virtual machine with the help of Parallels Desktop. This tool is the most secure and straightforward way to use Windows on Mac computers like an open-windowed app. Just by installing the Netflix app on the Windows system, you can download and watch Netflix videos while offline. We are going to show you how to use Parallels Desktop below.

Step 1 Get the Parallels Desktop on Mac

You can download the tool by visiting its official website. Then, launch it, follow the installation assistant, and choose "Install Windows" to start. Once done, open the Parallels Desktop in the Applications folder, and select "File," then "New."

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Step 2 Use Windows on Mac

Next, click the "Boot Camp" and follow the instructions for opening the Windows virtual machine on your Mac. You can set Parallels Desktop to run Windows from the Boot Camp partition. It will let you change the Windows application while working on Mac. You can then install the Netflix app on that virtual machine.

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Step 3 Begin watching Netflix from Windows on Mac

Finally, you can use a Windows OS while running it on Mac. Just like on Windows desktop, go to Netflix and download the movies or series you desired. Once downloaded, you can then start watching them.

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Its Parallel RAS allows you to switch between locations and devices that increase satisfaction and productivity.

Comparison Chart

AceThinker Screen Grabber Premium Airplay Parallels Desktop
Ratings 4.8 4.5 4.3
Does it need to be installed? Yes Yes Yes
What are its supported platforms? Windows and Mac Mac and iOs devices Mac only
How much for its PRO version? $29.99 None $111.05
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Posted by Trafalgar Law to Screen Grabber Pro

Last updated on April 26, 2021

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