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How to Watch Netflix on Phone Without the App

Is there a way to let me 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, and 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 time at home. But sometimes we will meet difficulties while watching Netflix, for instance: You can't find the Netflix app on Appstore; You can't directly watch a movie via the Netflix website on your phone. Will it be possible to watch Netflix videos on a mobile phone without the app? If you happen to have the same issues, this page will solve your puzzle.

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If you also want to find a solution about how to record or download Netflix video on a Mac computer, please refer to this article: How to Reocrd Netflix Video on Mac.

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

If you cannot find out the Netflix app in AppStore or Google Play Store, your mobile device may not support using the latest version of Netflix. For phones with an iOS system, devices must be running iOS 12.0 or above to run Netflix. For Android phone users, the system of your phone must be 8.0 or above. If downloading the older version of the 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 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 to Question One & Two, you would just as well want to look for a more straightforward way: watch Netflix movies on the phone directly (without using the 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, NoteBurner Netflix Video Downloader, which will support downloading any Netflix movies & TV shows to a plain open format as needed. With it, the question of playing Netflix movies on your phone without the app will be perfectly solved.

What's Netflix Video Downloader

Standing out from numerous video recorders, Netflix Video Downloader supports downloading any movies or TV shows from Netflix to MP4 or MKV format in HD (up to 1080P / 720P) output quality with original audio tracks and subtitles preserved. Plus, applied with an advanced technology core, it will also keep the 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 For Playing on Phone

NoteBurner Netflix Video Download is available in the Windows & Mac version currently. To download Netflix content for offline playing on phone, please download the program first and follow the tutorial below.

1 Run Netflix Video Downloader

Launch Netflix Video Downloader on your PC, and then enter any word into the search box to open a window, which will require you to log into your Netflix account. Log in to continue step 2.

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2 Select Output Quality

Standing out from those traditional recording tools, Netflix Video Downloader supports downloading HD quality Netflix video. And it also provides the options for you 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.

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3 Search Preference Netflix Videos

Please enter the name of movie or TV show or just directly copy and paste the link of video to the program, and then press the "Enter" button on your keyboard. NoteBurner will automatically search for the video.

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 enables you to select the audio track and subtitle you prefer before downloading. If you want 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 want to download a movie, please click the advance download icon icon to open the corresponding window.

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5 Start Downloading Netflix Video to MP4

The last thing you need to do is to 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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When the vdeios are downloaded successfully, you can check the downloaded Netflix video in MP4 or MKV format by clicking the "Library" button or you can just directly open the output folder to locate them.

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



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Note: NoteBurner strictly complies with the US copyright regulations. We adopt a leading technology to record unencrypted video without any protection being circumvented.

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