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How to Play Netflix Videos on VLC

VLC media player is a free and open-source portable cross-platform media player software, which is available on platforms such as Windows OS, Mac OS, Android, iOS, Tizen, etc. It developed and launched by the VideoLAN project in 2001. However, you are not able to play Netflix videos directly with VLC, even though you download the videos within Netflix App. Thus, you wonder to know how you can play Netflix videos with VLC media player.

Play Netflix Videos on VLC

Since Netflix only allowed you to play the downloaded videos within its App, the first thing you need to do is downloading videos from Netflix and save as local files. With Netflix Video Downloader, you can easily achieve this purpose. Hereby, we will introduce the method for you to download videos from Netflix, and play the downloaded videos on VLC media player on desktop and smartphones (Android & iOS).


Part 1: Download Netflix Videos

Netflix Video Downloader is a professional tool, featured with a clear and concise interface, easy for users accurately and fast downloads of various Netflix videos. Furthermore, the Netflix Video Downloader supports downloading videos in HD solution (up to 1080p) and keep all subtitles and audio tracks of the original movies and TV shows.

The following detailed tutorial will show you how to download videos from Netflix through Netflix Video Downloader step by step and keep them forever. Please download Netflix Video Downloader and install on your laptop or PC before getting started.

Step 1Install and Launch Netflix Video Downloader

Click the ‘Download’ button (shown above) to download Netflix Video Downloader and install to your laptop or PC. Then, launch the program.

Step 2Set Output Video Quality

Netflix Video Downloader supports getting video in HD quality, and you can click the Setting button on the upper right corner to set the output quality as High or choose Medium or Low according to the storage space of your devices. Plus, the setting of customizing the Output path is also in this window.

Tips: You can download Netflix videos with audio track and subtitle in a specific language, and save the subtitle as a single file.

Set Output Quality

Step 3Search Preference Videos or Paste Netflix Video URL to Downloader

You can type any keywords or the URL of the movies or TV shows that you want to download, and then press the “Enter” button directly. The downloader will display all related videos.

Copy and Paste Netflix Video URL

Step 4Download Movies or TV Shows

Find the movies or TV shows that you want to download and directly click the download icon of each title to start downloading.

Downloading Netflix Videos

Extra TipsAdvanced Download

Netflix Video Downloader added advanced download settings that enable you to select the audio track and subtitle as needed. You can decide to download the audio track(s) and subtitle(s) in specific language(s). Besides, you can specify the video quality of the downloaded videos in resolution (480p, 720p, or 1080p).

For TV Shows: Please click on the download icon, and you will find the ‘Advanced Download’ button in the bottom left corner. Please click on the button to open the window.

For Movies: Please click on the Advanced Download icon Advanced Download icon beside the download icon to open the window.

Advanced Download setting

Step 5Check Downloaded History

After downloading, you can check the downloaded history in Library, which will show all videos you downloaded recently.

View history

Till now, you have downloaded the videos you need and saved as mp4 files on your local disk.


Part 2. Play videos on VLC on desktop

Find the downloaded Netflix videos from the output folder. Then, drag & drop the videos to the VLC media player. Then, you can start to enjoy watching the videos.

If you want to play the downloaded videos with Mac OS, you need to transfer those downloaded videos to your Mac desktop or laptop first. Then, drag & drop the videos to the VLC media player to play the videos.


Part 3. Play videos on VLC on smartphones

Before you play the downloaded Netflix videos on your smartphones, you need to transfer those video files to your smartphone first.

For Android users: Connect your device with computer, copy & paste the downloaded Netflix videos to your device, and launch VLC in your device to find and play the downloaded videos.

For iOS users: Connect you device with computer, launch iTunes, and find ‘File sharing’. Then, find ‘VLC’ and drag & drop the videos to sync to your iOS device. After sync process, you can play those videos with your iOS device.

VLC on iOS

Till now, you can enjoy Netflix videos freely. If you would like to know more about 2019 Netflix Christmas movies, the Best Netflix movies, and the best Netflix original series, please click here. You will find a lot of Netflix related information.

Note: The free trial version of Netflix Video Downloader has the same features as the full version, but it only enables you to download the first 5 minutes of each video. To download the whole Netflix videos, you are suggested to purchase the full version.

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