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How to Watch Netflix on a Trip

Watching videos on a trip is one of the most popular entertainments for most people, and it does not matter what kind of transportation way you choose. Netflix is one of the most popular platforms that people can watch videos from, and Netflix even adds an offline mode for their online video streaming services that you can enjoy Netflix videos without the internet.

watch netflix on trip

Netflix provides online video streaming services to its subscribers with an extensive library that has more than 13,900 titles. The number of titles you have accessibility depends on the region you stay, and it differs when you travel abroad. Netflix allows its subscribers to download 100 titles at a time on a device for offline playback within a certain amount of time (from one week to several weeks). As a subscriber of Netflix, you will notice the expiration date of the downloaded Netflix videos when it will expire within 7 days.

There are two methods for you to watch Netflix on your trip. The first one is watching Netflix videos via its app, either online streaming or offline playback, and the second one is watching the downloaded Netflix videos via media player like VLC media player on your smart device.

Part 1: Watch Netflix via Netflix App

Watching videos on Netflix App on your smart devices is the easiest way to enjoy videos from Netflix. You can watch Netflix videos on its app, either online or offline.

Watch Netflix videos online:

  • Launch Netflix App
  • Search the title you want to watch
  • Please tap on the video and play the video

Watch Netflix videos offline:

  • Launch Netflix App
  • Search the title you want to watch
  • Tap on the ‘Download’ icon and download the titles
  • Find the downloaded videos
  • Play the downloaded videos offline

Download Netflix videos within its App for offline playback is the most convenient way for subscribers to enjoy Netflix videos offline on their trips. However, there are limitations for users to download and play Netflix videos offline. There are two main limitations; the first one is the subscribers can only download with a maximum of 100 titles within the Netflix App. The second one is you will lose access to the downloaded Netflix videos when you go aboard if they are unavailable in this region. To watch Netflix videos offline without these limitations, we will suggest you download Netflix videos by Netflix Video Downloader and play them on Media Player.


Part 2: Watch Downloaded Netflix Videos via Media Player

At first, you need to download Netflix via Netflix Video Downloader and save them as MP4 format, which is supported by the media player. Therefore, the tool Netflix Video Download is needed to achieve this purpose.

Netflix Video Downloader

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. 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

Now, you can find the Netflix videos downloaded and saved in your computer as MP4 files by clicking on the ‘folder’ sign. You can keep all of the downloaded Netflix videos on your devices without limitation.

Step 6Transfer Netflix Videos to iPad

With the downloaded Netflix videos on the PC, you need to transfer them to the iPad first. Of course, you can also transfer Netflix videos to your mobiles, MP4 players, and other devices. Hereby, we will show you how to move the downloaded Netflix videos to the iPad with PanFone Free Mobile Manager in a few clicks.

Launch PanFone Free Mobile Manager and connect the iPad via USB. Then, click on the ‘Videos’ tab and ‘Add’ button to transfer the downloaded Netflix videos to the iPad.

Transfer netflix to iPad

On your iPad, you can tap the Videos app to view the Netflix videos that you imported with PanFone Manager. Now, you can watch Netflix videos on your trip without any limitation.

Netflix Video Downloader is the best choice for you to download Netflix videos for offline playback. Meanwhile, you can also save the downloaded Netflix videos on your external drive and keep them forever. If you are interested in knowing more about Netflix Video Downloader, please click here.

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 10 minutes of each video. To download the whole Netflix videos, you are suggested to purchase the full version.

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