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How to Watch Netflix without A Smart TV

It isn't always convenient to watch videos from your phone or tablet. If you want to share a wonderful movie or show with your family or friend, there is nothing like TV for delivering a better, easier viewing experience.

Netflix app currently works on a number of smart TVs, including Samsung QLED 8K / QLED 4K / Lifestyle TVs, Panasonic LCD / OLED TVs, Sony BRAVIA TVs, and more. If you have a smart TV from one of these brands above or others that meet Netflix's requirements, all you need to do is log in to your Netflix account via the app on TV, then you can enjoy your favorite movies, TV shows on it. But what if you don't have a smart TV?

Don't fret, there are also a lot of options for you to cast Netflix videos to TV, such as Google Chromecast, Firestick, game console, HDMI cable, Roku, etc. In addition, you can follow the following instructions to download Netflix videos as MP4 or MKV files so as to transfer them to a USB drive and play them on non-smart TV.

Best Netflix Video Downloader - FlixiCam

The best way to download Netflix video as MP4 or MKV files is to use a powerful Netflix video downloader called FlixiCam. What exactly FlixiCam can do for you?

  • Download Netflix Videos in MP4 Format.
  • Output High-quality (up to 1080P) Video.
  • Keep Multi-language Audio Track and Subtitle.
  • No Need to Install Netflix App.
  • Work on Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7.

Tips: FlixiCam needs to work with a valid Netflix account, so please do make sure your Netflix subscription is still within the validity period. Plus, please note that FlixiCam doesn't support to get 1080P video while working with Netflix’s Basic and Basic with Ads plan. This should be of particular concern if you want to get high-quality videos for playing on TV.

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Next, let's follow the detailed tutorial to download Netflix video in MP4 with FlixiCam and play them on non-smart TV. Please download FlixiCam program first before getting started.

Tutorial: Watch Netflix Video on Non-smart TV

Step 1. Run FlixiCam on PC and Log into Netflix Account

FlixiCam needs to work with Netflix account. After launching FlixiCam on Windows PC, the first step is to log into your Netflix account by entering any word in the search box to open the Netflix login window.

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Step 2. Customize the Output Settings

Tap the Setting icon on the upper right corner to customize the output format (MP4 or MKV), output quality (High, Medium, Low), output path, audio and subtitles language, etc.

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Step 3. Search Videos on FlixiCam

FlixiCam enables you to import videos by entering the name of movies & TV shows or copying and pasting the link of videos from Netflix Web Player to it. After inputting the video's name or link, simply press "Enter" button on your keyboard, followed that the program will list the video or all of the related videos.

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Step 4. Select Audio Track and Subtitle

FlixiCam added advanced download settings to allow you to select the audio track and subtitle as 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 the "Advanced Download" icon beside "Download" to open the window.

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Step 5. Start to Download Netflix Videos

The final step is hitting "Download", then the program will start downloading the Netflix videos to the output folder.

Afterward, you can click on Library to find the well-downloaded Netflix videos on the local drive. Now all those videos are stored in MP4 format, you can transfer them to USB drive, plug it into your TV and then play your videos as your preference.

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As mentioned above, Netflix is available on many smart TVs. If you don't have a smart TV, you can still watch Netflix videos on your non-smart TV by using FlixiCam. It does a remarkable job of downloading Netflix videos in MP4 format. After conversion, you can move the downloaded files to the USB drive and plug it into your TV for Netflix playback. If you don't believe it, simply give it a try. Of course, the trial version only allows you to download the first 5 mins of each video in HD quality. To get the full video, please purchase a license.