Netflix app for Windows 10 now allows you to download or save movies and TV shows on your PC for offline viewing. With this new feature, Netflix contents are now available for download on iOS, Android, and Windows 10.
Netflix app for Windows 10 allows you to quickly view and manage downloaded movies and TV shows without leaving the app. You can view all downloaded contents, and delete movies and TV shows that you don’t want on your PC anymore.
While you can view the total disk space consumed by all downloaded contents from Netflix by navigating to Netflix’s settings page, the app does not disclose where downloaded movies and TV shows are saved on your PC. Instead, the app shows all downloaded contents within the app without disclosing the actual location on your Windows 10 computer.
Where contents downloaded from Netflix are saved on Windows 10?
When you download a Netflix movie or TV show using the official app, downloaded contents are stored in a folder on the drive where Windows 10 is installed. If the system drive, the drive where Windows 10 is installed, is filling up fast, you might want to move some of the downloaded Netflix movies and TV shows to some other drives or external drives.
Netflix stores all downloaded movies and TV shows in the following folder:
In the above path, “C” is the drive where Windows 10 is installed. UserName is the actual user account name.
Once you navigate to the above directory, you will see all downloaded movies and TV shows. Netflix doesn’t use descriptive names for downloaded contents, so you cannot identify them. However, the size of the file might give you some clue. The biggest catch is that these contents cannot be opened with media players like VLC or GOM Player.
Please bear in mind that Netflix app will not recognize or play contents if you rename or change the files. So, don’t try to rename downloaded Netflix contents.
If you are wondering, you cannot change the default location where downloaded Netflix contents are saved on your PC (at least in the current version of the app). However, you can copy downloaded contents to another location or drive. When you want to watch TV shows or movies, copy them back to the original location. As said before, Netflix will not recognize contents if you rename or try to edit files.
Do let us know if there is a way to watch downloaded Netflix contents with a third-party media player.