The PlayStation 5 (PS5) was released on November 12, 2020, this is the 5th generation of Sony's PlayStation series. Just like its previous models, it is not only a game console, some famous media applications such as Apple TV+, Disney+, Spotify, Netflix, and YouTube are pre-installed in the system for users to stream.
Since Netflix is pre-installed on PS5, which you can simply watch the content directly through the internal application. However, you can only watch the Netflix videos with the network connected, if you want to watch the Netflix content offline, the video must be downloaded to your local drive. In this article we are going to show you how to watch the Netflix videos on PS5 through the internal application, mobile device cast, and with the offline mode.
Once you have the PlayStation 5 connected to the network, the pre-installed applications will be showing in the main menu under the Media category.
Step 1 On the home screen of the PS5 controller, look for the Media besides the Game section, and navigate to "Netflix".
Step 2 If you do not see the Netflix application under the Media category, you can go to the App Library section, and the preinstalled Netflix app should be showing up.
Step 3 Please click the "Start" button to startup Netflix on your PS5 and login to your Netflix account by entering your Netflix email address & password.
Finally, you can stream any movie & TV show via Netflix app on PS5 in HD resolution. Besides, the 5.1 Surround Sound is available on Netflix PS5 version.
The Netflix application on mobile device supports streaming the video to TVs & other streaming media players. In other words, you can use the Netflix app on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Android device as a remote controller (also called a second screen) for your Sony PlayStation 5 Netflix app. Here is the detailed guide that helps you cast Netflix videos from mobile phone to your PS5 by using Netflix’s second screen feature.
Step 1 Connect your mobile phone to the same Wi-Fi network as your PS5.
Step 2 Launch Netflix app on both your mobile phone and PS5.
Step 3 Log in to the same Netflix subscription account on both your mobile phone and PS5.
Step 4 Start to play a movie or TV show on the Netflix app from your mobile phone, and then select the "Cast" icon on the upper right corner of the screen, and click PlayStation 5 from the device list.
Now, you have succeeded in casting Netflix videos from your mobile device to PS5. After finishing the above steps, you can now play the Netflix video fast forward, rewind, or pause the video, as well as select the audio and subtitles on your mobile device, which will be sync to TV at the same time.
As we mentioned upper section of this article, Netflix internal downloads can only be streamed online, you won't be able to access any content on Netflix if you are on offline mode, especially PlayStation 5 is a game console where a lot of people play it without the network. But we do have another solution for you to download Netflix Videos in MP4 format, so that you can play them on PS5 via a USB drive (DLNA or Plex Server).
To copy the Netflix movies & TV shows to USB stick for streaming on PS5, a powerful program, Netflix Video Downloader is required. It helps you download any Netflix videos to MP4 format. Plus, it also supports downloading Netflix movies or TV shows at a fast speed with HD output quality kept.
Firstly, let's download Netflix videos as MP4 files. Please download the NoteBurner Netflix Video Downloader before getting started.
Step 1 Run Netflix Video Downloader
Please download and launch Netflix Video Downloader to your PC, then enter any word in the search box to open a window, prompting you to log into your Netflix account.
Step 2 Customize the output settings
Click on the "Setting" icon in the upper right corner to open the setting window, here you can customize the Output Quality (High, Medium, Low) and Output Path. You are suggested to choose High to get the HD video quality.
Step 3Search for videos
On the search bar, please enter the name of a movie or TV show, or paste the video link from Netflix web player, then press the "Enter" button on your keyboard to load the related videos.
Step 4 Select output audio track and language
Netflix Video Downloader empowers you to select your preferred audio track and subtitle before downloading. If you are trying to download a TV show, simply click the icon, following 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 icon to open the according window.
Step 5 Start to download Netflix videos to MP4
After finishing the above steps, please click on the "Download" icon. Then the program will start downloading Netflix videos to the output folder you've chosen in the previous step. After downloading, please click the Library icon and you will find that the downloaded Netflix videos are in MP4 format.
Step 6 Play Netflix videos on PS5 via USB drive
Now you have the Netflix videos in MP4 format and it is time to transfer them to your PS5 via USB drive.
1. Plug a USB drive into your computer, copy the download MP4 videos and paste them to your USB folder naming"Movies" or "TV shows".
2. Go to Games > Game Gallery > Installed > Media Gallery, click Open, and find the USB section, all your transferred MP4 videos will be showing up in the "Movie" or "TV shows" folder.
If you plan to cancel Netflix subscription, the last method would be the most recommended: download all Netflix movies & TV shows to MP4 via Netflix Video Downloader. Please be advised that only the first 5 minutes of each video can be downloaded with trial version, please purchase a license to enjoy the full video. It is suggested that to download the trial version and have a test before purchasing it.
Now, let’s enjoy our movies or TV shows library of Netflix after the intense game plays.