Offline Service Netflix

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  1. Marylandlove

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    I just joined the Netflix-world and it's really awseome. I thought they provide an offline service like Spotify but unfortunately you're just able to watch movies while being online :// My apartment doesn't provide wifi everyday, they have a huuuge unknown problem..GRR. Is there a possibility to watch movies offline? Like Saving them from Netflix?
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forum! :) I'm a Netflix 'streaming' customer, but usually watch on my Roku device (which of course requires a Wi-Fi network); I just opened the Netflix app on my iPad Air 2 and started a movie - turned off Wi-Fi and after the buffered memory ran out, the movie stopped - when I reactivated Wi-Fi, film started up again. Thus, you need the Wi-Fi connection - if download (DL) for offline viewing were an option, then copyright laws would be a major issue, i.e. the film would have to be automatically deleted after a given time (like renting from Apple).

    Now I've not really checked to see if Netflix even offers a DL choice, so I would suggest visiting the Netflix website and go to the help area - there you can either call or start a chat and get a direct and specific answer to your question (see image below). Dave
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    At the current time Netflix does not offer an offline viewing option for its subscribers but there are rumors that Netflix will launch such a service later this year.
     
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    Hello again - we've already addressed the Netflix question, but you might want to tell us a little more about what I put in bold above. Answers to some of these questions might let us better understand your situation: 1) Do you have an ethernet jack in your apartment or is your connection (when available) via a centrally located Wi-Fi router; 2) Do you know the ISP being used my your manager (cable, DSL, satellite, etc.); 3) Does the apartment complex have an experienced IT person addressing this issue; 4) Do all in the apartment building have the same internet connection issues as you; 5) Have you walked to various areas/floors of the complex to see if the internet improves; and 6) Has the IT person and/or manager reset the router? Dave :)
     
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    Of course, Netflix would be happy to add postal DVD service to your account, for another ten bucks a month. The selection is more current than streaming as well.

    If your local library participates in Hoopla, its app offers an option to save a movie for offline viewing rather than stream it. I've never tried saving one myself, but streaming from my iPad to Apple TV worked OK. It's free.
     
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    Hi Lanny - unfortunately, our OP has not returned - her problem seems to be a lack of Wi-Fi access in her apartment, so 'streaming' is the issue watching on her iPad - she needs to respond about the questions I posed previously about her wireless access - might be able to make some suggestions knowing the specifics or possibly recommend a Mi-Fi option based on 'pay as you go' - hope that we have some follow-up posting? Dave :)
     
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    Hey Dave :)
    Wow thank you for taking the time :))

    Well i have actually no idea what's going on but it seems to be in the house and not just in my apartment. I do have a wifi-connection but there are some days ( i don't know why just a few days per week) when the connection is just lost. We asked the renter to get in that problem but it seems that he's a lazy fool! Unfortunately we don ot have an experienced IT person.
     
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    You could use a third party software do capture some movies like Administrator edit: removed link to movie copy site. If you keep the movies JUST for yourself it should be okay from the legal point of view.
     
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    @Weezer: while I do appreciate you trying to help the OP, we cannot, in good conscience, allow a reference or a link to a program that records streaming movies. It is a service that allows someone to violate copyright laws and user agreements for streaming. This forum will not condone or advocate this behavior.

    Thanks for your understanding.

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    Hi again - thanks for the response above - well, all of the Wi-Fi issues/questions that I posted previously would have to be answered to provide any further suggestions, sorry. I'm assuming that your 'landlord' is the IT person? Again, re-setting a router often helps, a new router might be needed or some type of extender if portions of the complex were affected differently regarding the wireless signal, or even a different ISP w/ a better & faster signal coming into the place - don't know?

    If you have not looked at the Mi-Fi link given before, then take a peak - the device is cheap but a data plan would be needed, so an ongoing expense, but some of these Mi-Fi companies offer 'pay as you go' plans, if say you need service just a couple times a week for only a few hours each time? Dave :)
     

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