How to Play Netflix on VLC for Mac

If you ask "which is the best video player for Mac". Besides with the native video player, QuickTime, the other famous and widely accepted is VLC Media Player.

VLC media player is a free and open-source, portable, cross-platform media player software, which is available for desktop operating systems and mobile platforms, such as Android, iOS, iPadOS, Tizen, Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone. VLC supports many audio and video compression methods and file formats, including DVD-Video, video CD and streaming protocols. It is able to stream media over computer networks and to transcode multimedia files.

Play Netflix on VLC

While you use VLC Media Player to watch videos, there are more options with simple interface. VLC Media Player supports you more options with simple interface. As you know, as the biggest video streaming service, Netflix supports so many movies or TV shows and so on. Is possible to use VLC media player to play Netflix movies or TV series?

First if you try to use VLC to play the Netflix directly, sorry to tell you that you can't. Do not be discouraged. There is still solution to solve the problem. You can download the videos you want to play, and then watch them on VLC for Mac.

Kigo Netflix Downloader for Mac is a tool to help you download various videos including movies, TV shows, the original series and documentaries from Netflix to Mac, and then you can directly play the downloaded contents on VLC easily. During the download process, all or the selected subtitles and audio tracks will be kept.

Netflix Video Downloader
  • Support downloading movies, TV shows and original series in MP4 or MKV.
  • All and some the audio tracks and subtitles will be kept.
  • Download up to 1080p HD videos.
  • Support H.265 and H.264.
  • Fast speed and easy to operate.

Steps to Download Netflix Videos and Play on VLC for Mac

Firstly click the download button to download and install Kigo Netflix Downloader on your Mac.

Step 1. Copy Netflix movies' url or search directly to download.

If you have the Netflix movies' url you want to download, just copy and paste them to download. You can also search the movies by the name or keywords or drag movies' link to download.

Add Netflix Videos

If this is your first try, you need to login with your Netflix account to go on downloading.

Login Netflix

Kigo Netflix Downloader will not take any information out of your account. More declaimer about privacy.

Step 2. Click the Download button.

After you login with your Netflix account, choose the video or TV shows to download.

If your version is the trial version, you can only download 480p quality videos with one default audio track and subtitle. You can also purchase for the full version to download up to 1080p HD videos.

Trial Version

Step 3. Advances Settings.

Kigo Netflix Video Downloader added advanced download settings to allow users to select the audio track and subtitle as they needed. If you are trying to download a TV show, simply click the Download icon, followed 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 try to download a movie, please click to open the window.

Advanced Download Settings

Step 4. Start downloading.

Now you can click "Download" to start your Netflix movies downloading on Mac.

Once the downloading is finished, you can click the library - Show in Finder to find your downloaded videos on your Mac.

Step 5 Play Videos on VLC Media Player

Open VLC Media Player, and click "browse" to add the add downloaded videos to play. Or you can also right click to open with VLC to play the downloaded videos.


VLC Media Player gives users more options to watch videos with different subtitles and audio tracks. And after you download videos from Netflix to Mac, even you don't have internet, you can still play these downloaded videos on VLC for Mac.

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