How To Watch Netflix On Steam Deck 

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Emma
March 14, 2024

Because of my profession I can have realy poor internet for quit a long time. The steam deck came a a godsend for having a mobile device for gaming while away for work. But I was wondering if I would be able to download movies or shows from Netflix onto the steam deck.” – from Reddit users.

Released on February 25, 2022, The Steam Deck is a handheld gaming computer developed by Valve Corporation. It can be played as a handheld or connected to a monitor in the same manner as the Nintendo Switch. You can connect your Steam Deck to a PC via Remote Play and use it as a controller. Steam Deck brings the Steam games and features you love to a powerful and convenient form factor that you can take wherever you go. With 7-inch 1280 x 720 LCD touchscreen, the Steam Deck is one of the largest handhelds ever released. 

The Steam Deck does not currently have a native app built in for Netflix. To watch Netflix on your Steam Deck you will need to log in to your account through the built-in browser and watch there.

The easiest way to access Netflix is to use the built-in Mozilla Firefox browser on the Steam Deck. Here are the steps:

  1. Enter Desktop Mode by pressing and holding the Steam Deck’s power button, then select “Switch to Desktop.”
  2. Click/Tap the bottom left icon, then open the Mozilla Firefox browser.
  3. Enter netflix.com in the search bar at the top of the browser.
  4. Log into your Netflix account or create one.
  5. Start streaming your favorite TV shows and movies from your Steam Deck.

Besides Firefox, you can install basically any web browser that supports Linux on the Steam Deck. This includes: Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Brave, and many more.

If you’re a Steam user who wants to watch Netflix movies and TV shows offline on the road with Steam Deck7-inch display, you can download Netflix movies and TV shows to MP4 and then transfer them to microSD cards to watch offline on Steam Deck. All models of Steam Deck support expanding your storage via microSD cards. 

Related: How to watch Netflix on Nintendo Switch?

How to transfer Netflix videos to Steam Deck?

Pazu Netflix Video Downloader allows you to watch Netflix offline on Mac by downloading Netflix movies and TV shows to MP4. Once the movies are saved to MP4, you can play them on any devices, not just limited to Mac.

Pazu Netflix Video Downloader will help you download Netflix movies and TV shows to MP4/MKV on your Mac or Windows. It downloads Netflix movies and TV shows in HD 1080p with multi-language audio tracks and subtitles you want. Featured a unique video downloading core, Pazu Netflix Video Downloader can download Netflix videos at a fast speed. After downloading you can save them to external hard drive and play the videos on any device. The downloaded TV shows and movies are still playable even after you cancel your Netflix subscription. The following is the detailed tutorial to guide you to download Netflix movies and TV shows with Pazu Netflix Video Downloader. 

Netflix video downloader

Netflix Video Downloader

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

  • Download movies & TV shows from Netflix.
  • Download video in 1080P.
  • Preserve audio tracks and subtitles.
  • Fast downloading speed.

The following is the detailed tutorial to download movies and TV shows from Netflix with Pazu Netflix Video Downloader.

Step 1. Sign in to your Netflix Account 

Run Pazu Netflix Video Downloader on Windows and Mac, you will be prompt to log in to Netflix. Or enter any word into the search bar, and press the search button, then the login window will appear. Enter your account info to sign in Netflix on Pazu Netflix Video Downloader.

Netflix video downloader

Step 2. Customize the output settings

Click on the Setting button on the upper right corner to customize the video format (MP4/MKV), video codec (H264, H265), and output path, select the language of audio tracks and subtitles, etc.

  • 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 3. Search Netflix movies or TV shows

Search for Netflix content by name or URL. Enter movie/TV show title or copy and paste the URL into the search bar, and click the search button to find the content that you want to download.

Download Netflix video to MP4

Step 4. Download Netflix movies or TV shows

Pazu Netflix Video Downloader allows you to select specific audio tracks and subtitles for downloading.

If you are downloading a movie, there is a Setting icon next to the Download icon. Click it to choose the exact audios and subtitles languages. Click on the Download icon to start downloading the Netflix movie.

If you are downloading a TV show, after clicking the download icon. You will see all episodes and Setting buttons on the pop-up window. You need to select the episodes you want to download and click the Setting button to choose the exact audios and subtitles languages, then click the Download button.

select Netflix show episodes

Then click Download button on the right bottom corner. The downloading begins.

Download Netflix video on Mac

Step 5 Find downloaded videos

After downloading, you can click on the History tab and find the downloaded videos saved on your computer.

Step 6 Save Netflix movies to microSD card

Connect your microSD card to the computer, then copy and paste the downloaded videos from your computer to the microSD card. Plug the microSD card to your Steam Deck and watch the Netflix movies and TV shows on the go.

In the same way, you can also watch Desney+, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, HBO Max movies an TV shows on Steam Deck offline with respective video downloader.

Some would argue that you’re better off with a tablet, but that’s the beauty of the Steam Deck, which allows you to implement these features on top of the ones you already have. This means that you only need to buy or bring one device for all your entertainment needs. If I need to travel light, I take the Steam Deck with me.