Most people use streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu to catch up on the latest action, horror, animation movies, and series. However, all these methods require you to have stable internet. What if we told you there is a way you can still enjoy the movies without the internet?
Fortunately, the best streaming services now have options where you can download your best shows and watch them offline. These are all free though you need to have a paid subscription with the streaming services. So stick around while we show you how to avoid relying on the internet to watch movies.
When you have internet, you can pay for a Netflix subscription and stream your favorite movies on the platform; however, when the internet is slow or unstable, you can also download some of the movies or series you wish to watch on Netflix. However, you should note that not all content on the platform is available for download.
To check if a movie is available for download, look for the download icon on the movies page within the Android or IOS app. It’s easy to download movies to your PC from Netflix. If you have Windows 10, there is a Netflix app in the Microsoft store where you can use the android app. Unfortunately, there is no Netflix app for Linux or Mac, so you can’t watch Netflix offline with those gadgets.
If you are more into inspirational content, then TED is the best platform for you. You can download content from the platform onto your PC to watch while offline. Ensure you have the TED app installed on your device to view the stuff you download.
There are different TED talks on the platform, and if in a foreign language, they come with subtitles in your language. Once you find a TED talk, you wish to watch, click on the download button and transfer the files to your device.
The platform also offers an amazing feature to create customized playlists depending on the topics you like. There is also a selection of popular TED talks that most people watch if you have trouble deciding what to download. The platform is free, unlike the others, which makes it an awesome choice for most people.
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video is also another platform you can use to watch movies with unstable internet. It’s easy to download the movies; ensure that you opt for “free to me” at the top of your screen within the app when you are going through the movie selections.
You can download all the movies and series on Amazon Prime and watch them later with no internet connection. Go to the download icon below your screen, and once downloaded, you can go to “my stuff” to access the movies when offline.
Amazon Prime has a wide array of downloadable content, including e-books, audiobooks, music tracks, plus plenty of kid-friendly movies.
Vimeo is also another awesome place to watch films offline. The platform has a “watch later” option that lets you bookmark videos and watch them later. Use the download icon to download the movie of your choice and save it on the app’s “offline” section.
Did you know that Vimeo was the first streaming service to offer high-definition streaming? Even now, a large volume of the site’s content is available in high-definition, including content from music videos, independent filmmakers, and rising stars.
Most people prefer Vimeo because it’s ad-free, can be accessed on any device, and doesn’t require you to pay for a subscription.
There are loads of free movies you can watch on YouTube when offline. Search the free-to-watch movies available on the platform and download them. The download icon is found on each page, but you need to upgrade to premium to watch and download some movies.
YouTube Premium is available in specific countries, including the US, and you have to pay for the service. With YouTube Premium, you have access to a bunch of ad-free videos and also allows for background streaming. There is also a special section for kid-friendly content.
It’s easy to sign up for the service on IOS devices; go to your iTunes and pay for the subscription there. For android users, you can pay by going to your account on the app. Remember to take advantage of the 30-day trial period. If you are already subscribed to Google Play Music, then that subscription also includes YouTube Premium. Additionally, if you buy YouTube Premium, you have access to all the Google Play Music content for free at no extra fee.
Digitize your DVDs
Lastly, one more way you can watch movies when you have unstable internet is to digitize your DVDs to your PC and then change it to mp4 or any other format that supports the device you want to enjoy the movie on. It’s easy to do this; use DVD ripper software for PC to rip your DVDs and Blu-Ray movies. Then later enjoying the movie at your convenience without issues of slow internet. Remember to make sure that you have enough space on your PC to save the large files that come with DVD movies.
You can also use digital copies that you own. If you buy Blu-Ray discs or DVDs, you will find a redemption code in your case, take it out and follow the simple instructions on the paper to redeem your digital copy. You will then be directed to a movie site where you can redeem the code. Once you redeem your film copy, it is saved in your digital library permanently, and you can download the movie anytime offline for viewing on your PC.
Don’t be bored because your internet is acting up or it’s off altogether. Whether you choose to subscribe to the unlimited subscription-based services or are okay with one-off downloads and free content, it’s easy to get your film fix with unstable connection thanks to the options outlined above.