There are various ways you can download Netflix videos, in our method we’ll look at screen recording. Disclaimer: As this method isn’t normally allowed by Netflix, it violates the company’s terms and conditions, so please proceed at your own risk.
Screen recording essentially involves a program which records whatever you’re watching and then saving it as a separate file on your computer. This does unfortunately mean that you’ll have to let the screen recorder run whilst your Mac is on and playing whatever you wish to record. This might seem troublesome for some, but it’s the most efficient way we’ve found to download Netflix.
There are many screen recorders out there for Mac, such as Snagit, ScreenFlow, and Camtasia among others. For the purpose of this guide we chose Apowersoft Mac Screen Recorder, which can be downloaded for free, but will be limited by its functionalities through its trial period. For example, you’ll only be able to record three minutes at a time, this is where the paid version which costs around £33 including VAT will come in handy by allowing you to record for an indefinite amount of time. If you would like a completely free alternative, we suggest installing Monosnap.