How to Save Netflix Downloads on PC or Phone Forever

Netflix allows users to store videos on a wide range of devices, including iPhone or iPad, Android phone or tablet, Amazon Fire tablet, Google Chromebook, and Windows 10 & 11 tablet or PC. But you should be aware of that no matter what device you download the videos to, they always have a viewing period. Unwatched downloaded videos will expire in 7 days and started watching videos will expire in 48 hours.

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1. What Does It Mean When Netflix Says Expired?

There are two meanings when Netflix says "Expired". The first one is related to the expiration time of downloaded videos. Each Netflix downloaded video has a set expiration time, typically ranging from 48 hours to 7 days. You can watch a download as many times as you'd like before it expires. Once expired, you have the option to delete the downloads and re-download the video to watch it again.

The second meaning refers to the end of the licensing agreement between Netflix and the content provider. When the licensing agreement expires, Netflix no longer has the rights to stream that particular title, you cannot watch them either. This can occur for various reasons, such as the content provider choosing not to renew the agreement or Netflix deciding not to continue licensing the content.

2. How Can I Keep Netflix Downloaded Movies Permanently

If you want to keep your favorite movies and shows on your device forever, you can try to use a third-party video downloader. SameMovie Netflix Video Downloader is a great app for those who want to watch various TV shows, movies, Netflix Originals, sports, and videos, regardless of Internet availabilty. It allows Netflix subscribers to download 1080p movies and TV shows to MP4 or MKV format to access them anytime. With this powerful program, you can bypass the 7-day or 48-hour limitations on movies and TV shows by downloading them to your device.

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How to Download Netflix Movies on PC with SameMovie?

Follow the step-by-step tutorial below. First, please download and install SameMovie Netflix Video Downloader on your Windows or Mac PC.

STEP 1 Sign into Netflix

Run the program and click the "Sign in" button in the upper right corner of the main interface. Use your email and password to log in.


STEP 2 Select the Output Settings

You can click on the upper-right gear icon to open the "Settings" window and adjust the default download settings. For example, you can choose the default video format (MP4/MKV), video quality, audio & subtitle language, subtitles mode (Internal, External, or Hardcode subtitles), etc.


STEP 3 Search Netflix Videos

If you try to key in the name or keywords of the video in the search bar, SameMovie will list all the related results soon. Or you can visit the different tabs to find your desired videos.

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STEP 4 Customize Video Quality, Audio, and Subtitles

SameMovie features an Advanced Download window for you to make a specific selection of video quality, subtitles and audio track for the video you are about to download. The "Download" icon download button in the lower right corner only becomes available after selecting a specific video.

For the TV shows, click the "Download" icon download button to choose the season and episode and then click on the "Advanced Download" button to access the advanced settings. For Netflix movies, to activate the Advanced Download window, just click the "Download" icon.

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STEP 5 Download Netflix Movies on PC or Laptop

Once set up, start downloading the video by click the " Download" button.

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Final Words

Whether you want to keep Netflix downloads on your device indefinitely, bypass Netflix's download limitations, transfer Netflix titles to other devices as required, or download the entire Netflix library in MP4/MKV format for permanent backup, SameMovie Netflix Video Downloader is the ultimate solution for all your needs.

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