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How to Play Netflix Videos on iTunes


iTunes is a media player developed by Apple Inc, it allows you to watch videos as well as listen to music. If you have subscribed or purchased any video from iTunes, you can easily open it by iTunes player and watch instantly, but how about the videos from Netflix? Can you move the content from Netflix to iTunes and stream it? Netflix itself has the ability to download videos and play them offline. However, the downloaded videos are only available to play within the Netflix app on Apple iOS or Android, Windows 10 PC, and tablets. In short, the downloaded files from Netflix are encoded and cannot be played with any other players.


Let’s take a look at what type of video formats are supported by iTunes. According to the information from Apple, iTunes supports any video format that works with QuickTime as well as any video files purchased or rented from the iTunes store. Therefore some major formats that are being supported by iTunes are MP4, MOV, and M4V. In other words, we can simply watch the videos from Netflix on iTunes if we can download the Netflix videos in MP4 format. Luckily, we do have a powerful tool here to help you download the Netflix videos in MP4 or MOV format with HD quality so that you can easily transfer them to iTunes or any other player whichever supports MP4 format. Below is the step-by-step tutorial on downloading Netflix videos to your local drive.

Move Netflix Video to iTunes

How to Download Netflix Videos to Local Drive

Netflix Video Downloader is a user-friendly tool for downloading movies and TV shows from Netflix to computer, keeping audio tracks and subtitles.

Before we get started, please have the Netflix Video Downloader installed on your PC.

Step 1Set output video quality

Click "Menu" on the upper right corner and select "Settings" in the drop-down list. Here you can select the output video quality as High, Medium, or Low. Also, you can customize the output path to where you want your movie to be saved.

Output Settings

Step 2Search Netflix movie

Enter the name keyword of the movie that you would like to download or just copy the link from Netflix webpage and paste it in the search box and then click the "Search" icon, Netflix Video Downloader will list all the related videos.

Note: For the first time using this tool, you will be asked to log in to your Netflix account before searching the videos.

Add Netflix Videos

Step 3Download movies from Netflix as mp4 format

Find the targeted movie and then simply click the "Download" icon at the end of each title to start exporting it to your local drive. If the videos you are looking for have multiple seasons, you can select the specific season and episode as well to download.

Download Netflix Movies

Step 4Check downloaded movies in your local drive

Once all the movies are completely downloaded, go to the "Library" section on the top and you'll see all of Netflix videos that are successfully downloaded. Click the "Folder" icon at the end of each title and you'll be directed to the output folder where your videos are located.

Check History

Now you have downloaded the targeted Netflix movies as MP4 files to your local drive. You can simply right-click the file and select open with iTunes so that you will be able to watch it on your iTunes player. If you have downloaded several videos, you can import them to iTunes in batch as the method showing below.


Open iTunes, go to File, select Add Folder to Library, and simply select the folder that contains Netflix videos you have downloaded by using Netflix Video Downloader.


Add Files to iTunes

Explore More: How to Watch Netflix Videos on iPad

iPad has gained much popularity in recent years, the convenience of it has made it more favorable than MacBook to some people. How to save the Netflix videos to iPad for complete offline viewing without installing the app? To achieve it, we must download Netflix videos to mp4 files first. Read the article How to Transfer Netflix Videos to iPad for more detail.

Before we get started, please have the Netflix Video Downloader installed on your PC.

Note: The free trial version enables you to convert the first 5 minutes of each video for sample testing. If it works for you, you can purchase a license to unlock the full version.