Ever since it launched, Netflix has grown into what is arguably the most popular video-on-demand streaming service for TV shows and movies. Nowadays there is even quite a bit of Netflix-exclusive content in the form of shows and movies that you can’t find anywhere else.

While it is convenient to be able to watch Netflix shows on your PC or Mac by simply streaming them whenever you want – if your internet connection is down or unstable that may not be an option. Unfortunately it will mean that you won’t be able to watch Netflix content at all because the platform doesn’t let you ‘save’ videos to watch them later on PCs or Macs – as that feature is limited to mobile devices, and even then only works for certain titles.

Instead of dealing with all that, the easier way to download movies from Netflix on a PC or Mac is to use Movavi Screen Capture to record it directly from your screen then save it to your hard drive. That might sound complicated, but it honestly isn’t and will only take a few steps if you want to set it up:

  1. Launch Movavi Screen Capture and select ‘Record screen’ in the main menu.
  2. Draw a frame over the Netflix video that you want to record by clicking and dragging the mouse cursor (or select one of the presets in the list under ‘Capture Area’).
  3. Make sure the ‘System Audio’ icon is highlighted or click on it once if not.
  4. Click ‘REC’ to start recording when you’re ready, and play the Netflix video at the same time.
  5. Click ‘Stop’ when the video is complete, and click ‘Save As’ to save it.

Sometimes you may inadvertently record unwanted footage at the start and end of your video, in which case you can review and trim out any parts you don’t want with Movavi Screen Capture. Additionally if you aren’t free enough to manually start and stop the recording, it has a scheduler that will let you define a time to automatically begin and end recording.

When you are finally ready to save the Netflix video that you recorded, you can take advantage of the built-in presets in Movavi Screen Capture. Each preset is designed to automatically use the optimal video format and settings for a specific device, so all you need to do is select the one that you intend to use.

Make no mistake Movavi Screen Capture will also let you control the other recording parameters such as the frame rate, sound levels, and so on. In fact you can even set it up to record any keystrokes or mouse actions – but you may not need that in this case.

Now that you know how easy it is to save Netflix videos on a PC or Mac with Movavi Screen Capture, you should give it a try for yourself. It is definitely the most straightforward way to make sure you are able to watch your favorite Netflix shows even if you don’t have an internet connection.

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