Want to watch download your favourite Netflix movies and TV shows on your Mac so you (or the kids) can watch them offline? Our guide shows how to download Netflix on a Mac.
If you are running MacOS Mojave the following method should work for you.
Open a web browser – you’ll need to use Firefox or another alternative to Safari as when you try and record in Safari you will see a warning that “Oops, something went wrong… Display Error. Please ensure your monitor is HDCP compliant and is not mirrored using AirPlay.”
Go to netflix.com and sign in to your account.
Pick the show you wish to record.
Start playing it – you can choose full screen. Once you are happy with the sound level, position and so on, pause and rewind to the beginning.
Now press Command + Shift + 5, this brings up the new screenshot function that includes the ability to screen record.
Choose Record Selected Portion and position the bars around the area you want to record.
Before you go ahead and record make sure you have clicked on Options and selected Built In Microphone – or you won’t have any audio.
Now click on Record.
You will have to leave the program playing, with the volume on. So leave it recording and go and do something else for the duration of the show.
Once your show has finished return and either click on the stop icon in the menu at the top of your screen, or press Command + Shift + 5 again to bring up the menu and click on the stop button.
Your recording will save onto your Desktop – if you have Stacks selected you will find it in the Films category.
Note, it may turn out to be a huge file!
If you record a lot of content this way expect it to take up a lot of space – and beware, as we said above, this is against the terms and conditions of Netflix, so don’t share it!