Netflix Download Limit – Everything You Need To Know

Harin - Feb 02, 2021


Netflix Download Limit – Everything You Need To Know

Are you being bothered by the download limit while streaming your favorite content? Here is everything you need to know about the Netflix download limit.

Do you watch Netflix in your free time to entertain yourself? Are you being bothered by the Netflix download limit while streaming your favorite movies and TV shows?

In 2016, Netflix announced that users can download any movies, web series, or TV shows to their smartphone for offline viewing. This feature soon became very famous since they can view content even without an Internet connection.

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Are you being bothered by the Netflix download limit while streaming?

The feature is also convenient for those not having unlimited data plans. But if you are a heavy user, this downloading feature has a limitation. If you exceed the download limit, when downloading any content, you will see an error message popping up.

What is the download limit for Netflix?

Netflix sets a limit for the amount of content that you want to download to your device to watch offline. If you use up the limit, you won’t be able to download more content.

Netflix Yearly Download Limit
Netflix download limit: Netflix sets a limit for the amount of content that you want to download to your device to watch offline.

On the Netflix support page, it is stated that a user’s maximum limit to download content is 100 contents for one device. If you have already downloaded 100 contents, when you try to download the 101st one, you will see an error.

Depending on the subscription package that you use, you will be able to download one, two, or more videos at the same time.

Netflix Download Time Limit
Netflix download limit: The content downloaded will have an expiration period due to the licensing agreement.

The content downloaded will have an expiration period because of the licensing agreement that Netflix has signed with the content’s maker.

7 days before the expiration date, you will receive a notification from Netflix.

Why There Is A Download Limit?

Netflix’s downloading limit is controlled by the license holders. Every time you download a video, the limit isn’t shown. The expiration date of a title also varies depending on the content creators. While some contents won’t expire in a week, some expire in just 48 hours after being downloaded.

Netflix Download Limit Errors

Since Netflix isn’t clear with its downloading limit, users won’t know whether they have exceeded the limit or not. Here are some common errors that you may encounter when trying to download Netflix content.

1. There are too many downloaded videos in your list (Error code: 10016-23000)

According to Netflix, this means you have already download 100 videos on one device. If you want to download more content to your device, you will have to delete your previously downloaded content.

Netflix Download Device Limit
Netflix download limit: If you want to download more content to your device, you will have to delete your previously downloaded content.

You will see a message telling you that you have downloaded content on too many devices.

2. You have reached the video’s yearly download limit (Error code: 10016-22007)

You can’t download the same title more than twice. If you do that, you will receive a notification telling you that you have reached the yearly limit for that particular content.

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Netflix download limit: You can’t download the same title more than twice.

There is no way to bypass this. You will have to wait until you see an option saying that you can start downloading again.

Using Netflix smart downloads feature to manage your downloaded content

With Netflix, you can do more than just downloading TV shows and movies to watch later when you are offline. Smart Downloads allows the next episode to be downloaded once you are done with the previous one. And when you finish the downloaded one, the feature also automatically removes it so you won’t have to worry about storage management.

Smart Download
Netflix download limit: Use Netflix smart downloads feature to manage your downloaded content.

To prevent unexpected data charges, only when there is a connected Wi-Fi network, does the feature work. For Smart Downloads enabling, go to the Netflix app, select Download, and just turn the Smart Downloads feature on. You can also do this in the settings. Just go to More, choose App Settings, and select Smart Downloads.

The feature works in the Netflix app on iOS, Android, Windows, and Amazon Fire tablets.

Frequently asked questions

1. Can I bypass Netflix’s download limit?

There is no way you can bypass Netflix’s download limit. You will have to wait until there is an option telling you that you can download again.

2. How long does it take for a 2-hour movie to be downloaded?

It depends on your broadband speed. If you are downloading a video with 5mbit/s, the estimated time is 18 to 24 minutes.

3. Can I save Netflix downloaded videos to USB?

All videos on Netflix are encrypted, meaning you can only see these videos on an app. It is impossible to transfer them to a USB device.

That is all you need to know about the Netflix download limit. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below.

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