I have a 2017 MacBook Pro and an iPhone 8. I use Netflix app on my iPhone and have downloaded a movie in it for offline viewing.

Is there a way for me to stream the movie on my iPhone onto my MacBook? I can use the MacBook's larger screen for better viewing experience.

Can download Netflix on to phone but can't seem to do it on Mac?


Stream from your iPhone or iPad or iPod Touch to your Mac

The Netflix app for iOS supports AirPlay, a proprietary protocol stack developed by Apple, which allows wireless streaming between devices of multimedia content. This means that you can stream Netflix movies and shows from your iOS devices to any AirPlay-enabled devices over local Wi-Fi. And because the app also supports offline downloads, you have everything you need to enjoy Netflix offline on your Mac. Well, almost everything. You also need an app like AirServer so you can receive AirPlay streams on your Mac.

The easiest and proven solution is to access Netflix via Google Chrome browser on your Mac as @Nimesh Neema explained. You can even stream to any TV using Chromecast in Google Chrome browser and with $35 Cast dongle device (at any best buy) that plugs into any TV with HDMI plug.

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  • IIRC, Netflix app have restriction like non-ability to take snaps and mirror movie playback. Are they no longer applicable? – Nimesh Neema Aug 28 '18 at 18:07
  • Netflix does support using AirPlay as streaming output from iPhone. It works fine with Apple TV. However to receive on Mac one needs to enable the Mac to receive with device like AirServer. Your answer is better, and that is what I use, just log in Netflix on Chrome browser, then I use chromecast to cast to my TV. – Ruskes Aug 28 '18 at 18:26
  • Thanks. I was under the assumption all forms of mirroring and streaming are disabled. Please edit my answer to sort out any inaccuracies and add relevant information. – Nimesh Neema Aug 28 '18 at 18:28
  • @NimeshNeema - Connecting a Mac using Safari to a projector or other display device restricts Netflix and other streaming services from broadcasting. Other browsers work just fine. This answer is probably what you were thinking of. – IconDaemon Aug 28 '18 at 19:42
  • Thanks all, seems like I need AirServer. It is only relevant for when I'm working away. – rob Aug 31 '18 at 19:26

It is not be possible to stream a movie downloaded in Netflix iOS app onto Mac.

There is no official Netflix macOS app. You can only stream video from Netflix on a desktop computer using a Web browser and Internet connection. It is also not possible to download movie from Netflix website on a desktop computer.

To use Netflix on macOS, login with your Netflix account using any desktop Web browser (Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox).

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