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 tablet, Google Chromebook, and Windows 10 & 11.

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 provides a seamless experience. You can find the video you want to download directly through its built-in browser without having to go to a web page or app outside the program. 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 the program on Windows PC (Windows 7, 8, 10, 11). Launch this application and you will see the intuitive and clean interface as below. Click the "Sign in" button to log into your Netflix account.

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STEP 2 Customize the Download settings

Click on the "Settings" icon 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 Search Videos in the Built-in Browser

When you have a desired video, directly entering the name in the search bar is the quickest way to find the video. Or you can find your favorite videos by browsing through the genres under the tabs of TV Shows and Movies.


STEP 4 Choose Advanced Download Settings

SameMovie allows you to select more specific video quality, audio, and subtitles according to your personal needs in the "Advanced Download" settings window. Click on the video you wish to download, triggering the appearance of the Download icon in the lower-right corner.

When dealing with Netflix TV shows, click the "Download" icon download button first. Subsequently, the "Advanced Download" button will appear at the bottom.

When downloading Netflix movies, directly click the "Download" icon download button to trigger the "Advanced Download" window.

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STEP 5 Start Downloading Netflix Streams

Click on "Download" button to start the download process. When finished downloading, you can find the downloads in the "Library".


After the streams are well downloaded, you will get 1080p Netflix movies and TV shows saved in MP4 format. 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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