Before we begin, you should proceed with caution as there are many reasons we strongly advise against using a screen recorder to download Netflix on your Mac.
Screen recording is against Netflix terms and conditions and could result in your account being suspended.
It’s also the least convenient way of downloading Netflix shows on a Mac because you have to play the entire show or movie while recording it meaning you can’t use your Mac to do anything else in the meantime.
The audio and video quality of the recorded files will depend on your internet connection. If you have a bad WiFi connection or it is disrupted during recording, the quality will be very poor.
Using a screen recorder to save Netflix videos on your Mac will result in poor video quality in many cases as a lot of frames will be skipped by whichever screen capture software you use.
With this in mind here are 5 ways to record Netflix shows and films on Mac.
1. Apple QuickTime Player
To record Netflix on your Mac you can either use the free macOS screen recording tool in QuickTime Player (requires macOS Mojave or later) or use special screen recording software to record Netflix on Mac.
To record Netflix shows on your Mac for free you can use QuickTime to record your entire screen by selecting QuickTime Player from the Applications folder.
You then simply choose File > New Screen Recording from the menu bar.
Camtasia is probably the most widely used screen recording software available for Mac and offers tons of features and customization options.
Despite that though, it remains easy enough for anyone to use.
Camtasia is most commonly used to produce screencasts for tutorials or game walk-throughs but it works perfectly well as a way to capture Netflix on your Mac.
At $99, Camtasia is one of the most expensive video capture tools available for Mac but if you need a video recording tool that does more than just record Netflix movies, it’s definitely worth the investment.
Capto is a more user friendly version of Camtasia although it’s not as powerful. Capto is ideal if you just want record video such as Netflix shows on your Maca as well as edit both video and images.
Capto can record at 60 Frames Per Second (FPS) which means videos look very smooth when you replay them on macOS. Other nice touches include intelligent file manager to find recordings quickly and instant sharing options.
Note that if you’re looking for Voila for Mac which was a more basic version of Capto, it is now discontinued.
You can try Capto for free to see the results for yourself.