How to Download Netflix in Full HD (1080P)

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January 25, 2024

Netflix is one of the most popular video streaming platforms. It offers three subscription plans: Standard with ads, Standard, and Premium. Subscribers to the Standard plans can stream movies and shows in up to 1080p, while the Premium members can enjoy content in 4K Ultra HD.

Netflix has extended its download feature to all three tiers of subscriptions. The Netflix app offers two download video quality options to fit different needs. The Standard option takes less download time and less storage space. Downloads will play in standard resolution (SD) video quality. While the High/Higher option enables you to download movies and show in up to 1080p (full high definition/Full HD) or 720p (high definition/HD) video quality. It requires more time to download and use more storage space on your devices.

Netflix labels the video quality for each TV show and movie. HD means either Full HD (1080p) or HD (720p), and 4K for 4K Ultra HD. If a movie is available in 4K but your device only supports 1080p, the label may show HD rather than 4K and the title will play at 1080p.

It is easy to change the download video quality within your Netflix app, allowing you to download titles up to 1080p for those with HD or 4K labels. However, not all the movies and shows on Netflix are available for downloading, and you cannot download Netflix videos on a Mac. To bypass these limitations, you will need a professional Netflix downloader. Follow our guide on how to download Netflix titles in 1080p with the Netflix app and a Netflix downloader.

How to Change Netflix Download Quality to Full HD?

Netflix allows users to download shows and movies for offline playback on devices including Android phones or tablets, iPhones or iPads, Windows 10 or 11 computers (only on ad-free Netflix plans), Amazon Fire tablets, and Google Chromebooks (with Google Play Store installed). To download a title in 1080p, you need to change the download video quality settings within the Netflix app.

  1. Launch the Netflix app on your device. Tap My Netflix from the lower right, then the More button from the upper right (three lines or three dots).
  2. Select App Settings from the pop-up menu.
  3. Select Video Quality or Download Video Quality.
change netflix download quality

  1. Choose High/Higher as your Netflix download video quality.
select higher video quality

How to Download Netflix to MP4 in Full HD?

Netflix allows users to download TV shows and movies in up to 1080p video quality through the Netflix app. However, the downloads can only be played within the app, and once a subscription is canceled, these downloaded titles become inaccessible.

If you want to download Netflix content in HD and keep it forever, try converting the movies and shows into MP4 with Pazu Netflix Video Downloader. It is a robust desktop program for Netflix users to download Netflix videos without the Netflix app. It can bypass the DRM from Netflix and download movies and TV shows from Netflix to MP4 and MKV. The converted files can be preserved in high quality as 1080p after a fast download, with subtitles and audio tracks kept 100% the same as the original video.

With Pazu Netflix Video Downloader, you can easily transfer the downloaded files to any compatible device of your choice. This means that even after canceling a Netflix subscription, you can still access and watch your favorite Netflix titles offline.

Netflix Video Downloader

Download Netflix movies & TV shows to MP4 with HD quality. 

Netflix video downloader
  • Download movies & TV shows from Netflix.
  • Fast downloading speed.
  • Download videos in 1080P.
  • One-click to download all seasons and episodes.
  • Preserve audio tracks and subtitles.
  • Preserve 5.1 surround sound and Dolby Atmos audio quality.

Step 1. Launch Pazu Netflix Video Downloader

Download, install, and launch Pazu Netflix Video Downloader on your Mac or Windows. Log in to your Netflix account.

Click the key icon and enter your registration code to unlock the full version of the downloader if you have purchased a registration. If you haven’t, go ahead with the free trial version.

Netflix video downloader

Step 2. Add Netflix movies/TV shows

Search for a show or movie you want to download from Netflix.

Download Netflix video to MP4

Step 3. Choose video format/quality

Click the gear icon on the top right corner to customize:

  • Video format: MP4 or MKV
  • Video codec: H264 or H265
  • Audio language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
  • Subtitle language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
choose Netflix format

Step 4. Start to Download Netflix videos

Click the Download icon on the right of the title you want to download.

As you can see from the screenshot, all episodes are checked by default. Uncheck those episodes you don’t want to download if there are any.

select Netflix show episodes

You can also click the three lines and gear icon to choose audio/subtitle languages for each episode. To close the window, click the OK button.

choose audio/subtitle for each episode

Click the Download button on the bottom right corner. The downloading begins.

Download Netflix videos

After downloading, click History and find the video in MP4 format. You can now transfer the downloaded videos and watch them whenever you want.

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