How to Play Netflix Movies and TV Shows in Windows Media Player

As we all known that Netflix is one of the biggest video streaming sites which offers different subscription plans to individuals to watch popular movies and television shows on the go. However, the downloading feature is limited to iOS, Android, Amazon Fire and Windows 10 apps. For Windows PC, downloads are only supported machine running Windows 10 Version 1607 or later.

Additionally, all movies and TV shows from Netflix are streamed files which are limited to play in Netflix APP or though official website, and the other third-party video players like Windows Media Player, VLC or Quick Time Player have not listed Netflix streamed videos as one of the supported types for some reason.

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How to Play Netflix Video in Windows Media Player

To download Netflix streams for offline playback in Windows Media Player, you can use Netflix Video Downloader to get Netflix videos downloaded as digital .mp4 format on Windows 7, 8, 10, 11, then you can play Netflix streams in Windows Media Player freely. SameMovie is equipped with an advanced search feature that enables you to find a specific video by name, keyword or URL. Also, the batch download mode is especially useful for users who plan to download multiple videos at the same time. Once episodes are added to the download queue, SameMovie will quickly download them in batches.

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Now, let’s check out the tutorial on how to download and play Netflix streams in Windows Media Player.

STEP 1 Run Netflix Video Downloader

Download and Install Netflix Video Downloader on Windows PC (Windows 7, 8, 10, 11). Launch this application and you will see the intuitive and clean interface as below.

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STEP 2 Customize the Download settings

Click on the setting button buttons on the top-right corner, then a small setting window will pop up to let you customize the output settings, including output format (MP4 or MKV), output quality (1080p, 720p and 480p) and output directory.


STEP 3 Copy and Paste the Video Link

Open Netflix and copy the video link, then paste the link of Netflix movie or TV shows in the search box. Or you can search videos by name or title.

Then press "Enter" key and a prompt window will be shown asking you to login with your Netflix account.


STEP 4 Choose Advanced Download Settings

SameMovie supports grabbing and downloading movies and TV shows from Netflix. For Netflix TV shows, you can click the download button button to choose the download quality (1080p, 720p, and 480p), audios, and subtitles languages.

For Netflix movies, you can click the advanced setting button button to open the "Advanced Download" window to select the download quality, audio tracks, and subtitles.

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STEP 5 Start Downloading Netflix Streams

The video will be listed after login. You can click on download button button to start downloading Netflix videos to MP4. If you are going to download TV shows, Netflix Video Downloader also allows you to select titles in each season to download.


After the Netflix streams are well downloaded, you will get the Netflix movies and TV shows to MP4 with 1080p or 720p resolution. Now it is time to open Windows Media Player to start watching the well downloaded Netflix movies and TV shows without any limitation. Or you can feel free to transfer Netflix videos to other portable devices for enjoying when traveling.

That’s all! The movies and TV shows you downloaded can be viewed offline in Windows Media Player.

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