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How to Download Netflix Movies on Mac to Watch Offline [3 Ways]

MovPilot Netflix Video Downloader is the best software that helps you download Netflix videos on Mac. Any Netflix plan is supported. Hit the download button below to get it right now!

If you want to download Netflix movies on Mac to watch offline on a journey or a flight, you may find there's actually no Netflix for Mac app. Till now, Mac users can only stream Netflix on its official website. That's really a pity! But don't worry, this article is to help you out. Read on to get 3 methods to download Netflix movies on Mac to watch offline.

Download Netflix Movies on Mac

Can You Download Netflix on Mac to Watch Offline?

Typically, you can’t. Because Netflix doesn't officially provide a Netflix for Mac app. You can only stream Netflix content on Mac via browsers. But there are still workable ways to download Netflix movies on MacBook/iMac to watch offline:

  1. Use a third-party Netflix video downloader for Mac.
  2. Install Netflix app for Windows/iOS on Mac.
  3. Screen record Netflix videos on MacBook/iMac.

Just read on to explore!

How to Download Netflix Videos on Mac with MovPilot

Using specialized Netflix video download software is the most convenient, effective, and quick way to download Netflix movies on MacBook/iMac.

I'd like to present you to MovPilot Netflix Video Downloader, a program made to stand for Netflix for Mac app.  You can use it to download Netflix videos on Mac with any Netflix plan. For "lazy people", it features an inbuilt Netflix browser that lets you easily search for videos to download within the software. It also has a robust and sophisticated video downloading engine that can download Netflix episodes on MacBook/iMac efficiently.

MovPilot Netflix Video Downloader

MovPilot Netflix Video Downloader

  • Download Netflix movies to MP4/MKV in 1080P high resolution.
  • Grab Netflix videos at 5X faster & adjustable download speed.
  • Preserve the original subtitles and audio tracks of Netflix content.
  • Lightweight design with a built-in browser to access Netflix library.
  • Remove the DRM of Netflix content and keep it locally forever.

Now, please follow the steps below and learn how to download Netflix shows on Mac with MovPilot Netflix Video Downloader.

Step 1. Get the Best Netflix Video Downloader for Mac

Download, install, and launch MovPilot Netflix Video Downloader on your MacBook Air/Pro/iMac. Log in to Netflix with your account.

Log in to Netflix on MovPilot Netflix Video Downloader

Step 2. Search for Netflix Show or Movie

Copy the URL of the show or movie you like from Netflix website and paste it into the search bar. Or directly search for the name of the movie you want to download.

Search for Netflix Video

Step 3. Download Netflix Movies on Mac and Watch Offline

Click the download icon on the right side of the video and start to download Netflix shows to MacBook/iMac. When the download is finished, the movies and shows can be checked in the History module.

Downloading Netflix Video to MP4 on Mac

Then you can click the blue Folder icon to locate the Netflix downloads on Mac local drive and then watch them offline.

Disclaimer: MovPilot is a home Edition for personal use only. We strictly comply with the copyright regulations in your region. You shouldn't use the downloaded content via MovPilot for commercial usage. MovPilot will not be responsible for any infringement.

How to Download Netflix on Mac [Use Official Windows/iOS App]

Actually, there are indeed some workable methods to install Netflix App on MacBook/iMac. With the Netflix app and an active subscribed account, you can download Netflix episodes on Mac to watch offline.

  • If you are using MacBook Air/Pro/iMac with Apple Silicon(M1/M2), try Netflix iOS App.
  • If you are using MacBook Air/Pro/iMac with Intel chips, try Netflix Windows App.

Install Netflix iOS App And Download Netflix Movies on Mac (M1/M2 Chip)

As is known to all, Apple Silicon Mac can run iOS apps. But Netflix officially prohibited this. You may need iMazing to export Netflix App from your iPhone/iPad to Mac. So, you need to prepare an iPhone or iPad running iOS 14.01 or later with the Netflix app already downloaded beforehand. Then follow the steps below.

  1. Download and launch iMazing on your MacBook/iMac.
  2. Connect your iOS device to your Mac via a USB cable.
  3. Click on "Apps" > "Manage Apps" > "Library" on the left menu, and all downloaded apps on your iOS device will be shown.
  4. Double-click on the "Netflix" app and select "Export .IPA".
  5. Run the "IPA" file to install the iOS Netflix app on Mac, then launch the Netflix app.
  6. Log in to your account, you can download Netflix videos on Mac to watch offline.
Use iMazing to Export IPA

Download Netflix Movies on Mac via the Official Windows App

If you are using a MacBook/iMac equipped with Intel CPU, you can try to install a virtual Windows system on your Mac. Thus, you can use Netflix for Mac(Windows System) to download Netflix videos on MacBook/iMac and watch offline.

Here I'll show you how to download Netflix on Mac via Parallels Desktop virtual machine, for instance, in the sections below.

  1. Download, install, and launch Parallels Desktop on your Mac.
  2. Select "Install Windows" from the "Install Assistant" interface, and then wait for the Windows system to be installed on your MacBook/iMac.
  3. Go to the Microsoft Store to get the Netflix app after installing Windows OS on your Mac.
  4. Sign in to Netflix and download Netflix movies on Mac to watch offline.
Note: Due to technical reasons, M1 Mac users cannot watch possibly Netflix videos offline on Parallels because error code U7354 appears, so this method is not suitable for M1 Mac users. To download Netflix videos to your Mac, you can use MovPilot mentioned in the first method, or read on for more information.
Download And Install Windows Parallels on Mac

Save Netflix Videos on Mac to Watch Offline by Screen Recording

Finally, there's an easy and wildly used way to download Netflix movies on Mac--Rip Netflix movie. With a screen recorder, you can save Netflix videos as MP4 files on Mac and watch offline. Steps are as follows:

  1. Visit Netflix via Chrome on your MacBook/iMac. Be aware it's Chrome, rather than Safari.
  2. Turn off the Hardware Acceleration feature of Chrome.
Disable Hardware Acceleration
  1. Launch QuickTime Player and press New Screen Recording before playing the videos.
New Record Mac
  1. Play a Netflix movie and start to record your Mac screen.
  2. Finish recording when the Netflix movie ends. Watch your Netflix movie offline on MacBook Air/Pro/iMac.

FAQs about Downloading Netflix Movies on MacBook/iMac

Q1. Is There a Netflix for Mac App? How to Download Netflix on Mac?

There is no official Netflix for Mac app. But you can use iMazing or install a Windows virtual machine to download the iOS/Windows Netflix app on your MacBook/iMac. Also, you can try to download Netflix videos on Mac with MovPilot Netflix Video Downloader and watch the videos offline.

Q2. Will the Downloaded Netflix Shows on Mac Expire After 7 Days?

Movies or shows downloaded on the Netflix app will expire after 7 days. So make sure your downloads are valid before watching Netflix downloads on a plane or during a long trip. If you want to keep Netflix downloads forever, try MovPilot mentioned before. The downloads from MovPilot are MP4/MKV files unlike the ones downloaded from Netflix's official apps. They will never expire or disappear unless you delete them.


Now, you've learned 3 workable methods to download Netflix on Mac. The most recommended one must be using MovPilot Netflix Video Downloader. With it, you can download Netflix videos on MacBook/iMac with even an ad-supported plan. And the downloaded Netflix movies are DRM-free and will never expire. Hit the download button below to start with a free trial and download Netflix movies on Mac right now!

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