2 Best Ways to Download and Record Netflix to MP4

Last updated December 31, 2019, by Lucas Silva


Netflix might be one of the most popular OTT (over-the-top) media platform. It offers online streaming of a variety of television programs and movies, such as “The Crown” “BoJack Horseman”, “Queer Eye” and so on. Although we may enjoy watching those series on Netflix, we’ll always need to stay online. However, what about if we are at the circumstances that we can’t access the internet, such as when we are on the plane.

Netflix does allow users to download the titles by using its app, however, there are many limitations:

  • You can only use Netflix app to download titles on iOS 9.0, Android4.4.2, Windows10 Version 1607 or later updates.
  • You can only download 100 titles on each device.
  • You can only watch the movie or series on the downloaded device
  • You can only download selected titles
  • Downloaded titles will be expired after a period of time. Some of them will expire in 48 hours after you started to play.

For one reason or another, we may find those limitations really annoying. Then, what are the best ways to download Netflix movies to MP4 so we could watch as many movies and series as we want, whenever we want and on wherever we want?

There are two main ways to convert Netflix movies to MP4 on your PC:

Method 1: Convert Netflix movies to MP4 with URL link

This is a very easy and straightforward way to download Netflix movies. You may find different software to help you do that, but here I will recommend Wondershare UniConverter, which is powerful and easy-to-use. To convert Netflix movies to MP4 on UniConverter, you can first install it on your PC and then follow the steps below:

Step 1: Copy the URL link of the Netflix movie and paste it on UniConverter

After you have copied the URL link, go to Uniconverter and click on “Download”. Then choose “Paste URL” and download. You can also download a pack of episodes at the same time on UniConverter. Just paste the URL link of each episode on a different line, you will be able to download them all together by one click.

Step 2: Choose the video quality and format

Before start downloading Netflix movies, you can choose to download it in which resolution and format. Higher the resolution, better the video quality, but also larger the file size. But don’t worry, UniConverter will also show the estimated file size so you can choose the one best fits your needs.  If you are not sure which format to choose, UniConverter will also prompt you to choose the right format according to which device you are using.

Step 3: Save the movie to your PC

After the movie has been downloaded, you can find it in “Finish”. Then you can click on the file button to find out where the movie is saved and move the downloaded movie to any other files as you like.

Method 2: Convert Netflix to MP4 by Recording

Besides downloading the movie, you can also choose to convert Netflix videos by recording it. This method is especially useful when you wish to watch live streaming but not able to at the moment. By recording it, you can watch any Live program whenever you are free. To do that, I will recommend Filmora Scrn, which you can convert the Netflix lives or movies just by going through 3 simple steps:

Step 1: Choose record area and frame rate

After you have downloaded Filmora Scrn, there are two setups you need to do before starting the recording: choose the recording area: a full screen; a selected area; or a specific window, and which frame rate should the recording be.

Step 2: Choose the resolution and start to record

You can also choose the resolution of your recording during this step. As mentioned before, the higher the resolution, the better the quality and larger the video size. After that, click on the start button to start recording and click on the same button to finish recording.

Step 3: Save the recording

After you finished recording, you will be directed back to Filmora Scrn. You can use the basic edit tool to cut off the unwanted part of the video on Filmora Scrn. After that, click on “File” and save the recorded Netflix movie to your PC.

What if I want to watch the movie on my phone?

This tutorial has introduced you to how to convert Netflix to MP4 on PC. But some of you may prefer to watch the Netflix movie on a more portable device, such as your phone. Then how can you do that? If you are using an android phone, then you can simply transfer the video by USB. You can use airdrop if you are using both Mac and iPhone. To transfer video from your PC to iPhone, you can use some other tools such as Dropbox to help you.

Hope this tutorial helped. Enjoy your movie!