How to Set Netflix Download Quality

Written by Ashley Rowell
Last updated Mar 11, 2024 / Category: Howto & Guides

As a streaming service, Netflix supports users three streaming membership plans for users to choose to watch a wide variety of award-winning TV shows, movies, documentaries, and more on thousands of internet-connected devices.

set netflix download quality

Depend on the plan types, the amount of the devices can be used at the same time or the streaming video quality are different.

Basic Plan: 1 screen plan SD (watch on 1 device at a time, Standard Definition)

Standard Plan: 2 screen plan HD (watch on 2 devices at the same time, High Definition when available)

Premium Plan: 4 screen plan HD/UHD 4K (watch on 4 devices at the same time, includes High Definition and Ultra High Definition when available)

Since there are various quality to choose, sometimes you need to think of the storage space. And you can't download the video as high as you can. And how to set the download quality, the following gives you the answer.

Method 1. Set the Netflix Download Quality on Netflix App

It is well known Netflix supports downloading with Netflix app. Please make sure that your Netflix app is the latest version.

Step 1. Check your Netflix.

If you plan on using Netflix for Windows 10, select Store in the taskbar or Start menu, click your user icon, and select Downloads or Updates. Finally, select Check for Updates, and the Netflix application will begin updating.

Step 2. Choose the download quality.

Netflix offers two quality levels for downloads: Standard and High. The latter seems to be high definition. To choose, select the menu icon on the left and scroll down to App Settings. From there, under the Downloads heading, click or tap Video Quality and select your preferred quality.

Set download quality on Netflix app

Step 3. Start Downloading.

To begin downloading, just select the Download icon affixed to the show or movie you want to watch.

Please note that not every videos can be downloaded on Netflix. You can try to find the category "Available for Download." by clicking the Menu button in the upper-left corner - it will be the first option below the Home section.

Method 2. Set the Download Quality With Kigo Netflix Video Downloader

Kigo Netflix Video Downloader is the third-party Netflix downloading tool to help users download various movies, TV series and so on with fast speed and excellent quality. And you can also download all or some subtitle and audio tracks according to your need.

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.

Step 1 Free download the latest version to your computer, install and run the Netflix Downloader.

Step 2 Input the video name or the related keywords you want to download and search.

Search Bird Box

No only search and find the videos you want to download, you can also copy and paste the video url or drag the video url to the program.

Tips: If you don't use Kigo Netflix Downloader ever, you need to login with your Netflix account to continue downloading.

Step 3 Set Download Quality before downloading.

When you move mouse to the movie you want to download, the "Advanced Setting" logo will pop up beside the download button.

Click Advanced Setting Button

Click it, you can set the output quality, audio track and subtitle as you like.

Downloading Settings

Step 4 Start Downloading.

After the downloading settings, now just click "Download" button to start.


According to your internet speed or your storage space, just choose a suitable video quality to download. There is no need to worry about too much. The right is the best.

Ashley Rowell
Ashley Rowell
Staff Writer

Ashley Rowell, a senior staff writer, is an expert in video and audio subjects, specializing in streaming video and audio conversion, downloading, and editing. She has a deep understanding of the video/audio settings for various devices and platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus, Hulu, YouTube, etc, allowing for customized media files to meet your specific needs.

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