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How to Watch Netflix on Phone Without the App

Is there a way I can watch Netflix on my phone without the app? I can't find the app on AppStore and I can't download it.

I have Chrome on my phone, but when I try to play a Netflix video, the website just tells me to download its free app. Is it not possible to play Netflix video without the app on my phone?

Netflix, a popular video streaming platform, offers numerous movies, TV shows, documentaries, crossing a wide variety of genres, for its paid subscribers. For most of its members, that will be great to pick an ads-free movie to kill the time at home. But sometimes we will meet difficulties while watching Netflix, for instance: I can't find the Netflix app on Appstore; I can't directly watch a movie via the Netflix website on my phone. Will it be possible to watch Netflix videos on mobile phone without the app? If you exactly have the same issues, this page will solve your puzzle.

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Question 1: Can't Find Netflix app in App Stores?

If you can not find out the Netflix app in AppStore or Google Play Store, your mobile device may not support using the latest version of Netflix. For the phones with iOS system, devices must be running iOS 12.0 or above to run Netflix. For Android phone users, your system must be 8.0 or above. If downloading the older version of Netflix app is acceptable for you, please check Netflix's tutorial to get more details.

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Question 2: Can't Play Netflix Video on Phone via Browser?

When playing a video in the Netflix browser on mobile, you will be continually promoted to download the app for watching. This will be tiresome when you don't really want the app for reasons. Of course, you can change your browser's user agent string to make it be a desktop browser, and play Netflix movies or TV shows on it. But it will fail to a great extent because of the encryption on Netflix. Hereby, it's impossible to directly play Netflix video on the phone browser.

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Question 3: Watch Netflix on Phone Without the App?

In consideration that you may not find out a perfect answer on Question One & Two, and you would just as well want to look for a more straightforward way: watch Netflix movies on the phone directly (without using Netflix app) by using some video tools or extensions. So is there actually any tool to reach this requirement? Absolutely yes! Here you will get a powerful Netflix video helper, Netflix Video Downloader, which will support downloading any Netflix movies & TV shows to a plain open format as needs. With it, the question of playing Netflix movies on your phone without the app will be finally solved.

What's Netflix Video Downloader

Standing out from numerous video recorder, Netflix Video Downloader supports downloading any movies or TV shows from Netflix to MP4 in HD (up to 1080p / 720P) output quality with several audio tracks and subtitles preserved. Plus, applied with an advanced technology core, it will also keep 5.1 surround sound of your video after downloading. With the help of such a smart program, enjoying Netflix videos on phone without the app will be pretty simple.

Features of Netflix Video Downloader:
  • Download movies & TV shows from Netflix.
  • Support downloading the HD quality Netflix video.
  • Fast Speed & Easy to Use.
  • Keep audio tracks and subtitles.
  • Free technical support and software upgrades.
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Tutorial: Download Netflix Video to MP4 For Playing on Phone

Still, Netflix Video Download is only available in the Windows version currently. To download Netflix content in MP4 format, please download the program first and here's how to do it.

1 Download and Run Netflix Video Downloader

Run Netflix Video Downloader on PC, then type any word in the search box to open a window, prompting you to log into your Netflix account.

main interface

2 Select Output Quality

Different from those original recording tools, Netflix Video Downloader supports to download HD Netflix video. And it also provides the option to select the video quality ranging from Low (240P) to High (720P/1080P) in the setting window. If there's enough space in your phone, it's suggested to select "High" to get the best output quality. Simply click on the "Setting" button to customize the output settings as your need.

customize output settings

3 Search Preference Netflix Videos

Please enter the name of movies & TV shows or just directly copy and paste the link of videos to Netflix Video Downloader, and then press the "Enter" button on your keyboard.

Tips: If you enter a movie name, the program will list all of the related videos.

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4 Select Output Audio Track and Language

Netflix Video Downloader empowers you to select your preferred audio track and subtitle before downloading. If you are trying to download a TV show, simply click the start downloading icon, following that a window will pop up allowing you to select titles as well as seasons, and to choose audio track and subtitles by clicking "Advanced Download" in the bottom left corner. If you try to download a movie, please click the advance download icon icon to open the according window.

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5 Start Downloading Netflix Video to MP4

After finishing the above steps, please simply click the start downloading icon. Then the program will start downloading Netflix videos to the output folder you've chosen in the previous step.

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Once the conversion is done, you can find the downloaded Netflix video in MP4 format by clicking the "Library" button or just directly opening the output folder.

Now, it's time to transfer the downloaded MP4-format Netflix movies or TV shows to your mobile phone for watching, and then you can get rid of downloading the Netflix app!

Final Word

With using Netflix Video Downloader to get MP4-format Netflix video downloaded, you can not only enjoy Netflix video offline without its app, but also save your Netflix library forever, or transfer Netflix titles to USB for sharing, or play Netflix videos on all TV sets without any limitations. Anyway, Netflix Video Downloader is worth to give it a try!

Note: Netflix Video Downloader provides the free trial version, which only allows you to download videos in lower quality (480p). To get videos in HD resolution, please purchase a license. Of course, it is suggested to download the trial version first to test whether it meets your needs for downloading.


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