Netflix is a popular streaming service with a lot of content to choose from. It offers movies, tv shows, anime, and documentaries in multiple languages. However, every now and then, Netflix decides to cancel some shows or remove some content. So, you might lose some of your favorite shows or movies from Netflix. In such instances, you should know how to screen record Netflix on Mac. And the only way to do it is by using screen recorder software.
Luckily for you, we’ve shared two different screen recorder software to screen record Netflix on your Mac, and they are:
Is it illegal to screen record Netflix?
The answer is Yes and No.
No, it isn’t illegal to view recordings of copyrighted material for personal and non-commercial use. It will not be considered copyright infringement or violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
How to screen record Netflix on Mac with QuickTime Player
QuickTime Player is popular multimedia software developed by Apple and comes preinstalled on your Mac. You can use this software’s built-in screen recording feature to record Netflix on your Mac with HD (1080p) resolution.
Here is the step-by-step process of screen recording Netflix on a Macbook using QuickTime Player.
Step 1: Launch the QuickTime Player and your browser
You’ll always find QuickTime Player preloaded on your Mac, so you don’t have any reason to install this app. Also, open your Chrome web browser. Or, you can even use the Edge web browser instead. Unfortunately, you cannot use the Safari browser to screen record Netflix on your Mac.
Step 2: Disable Hardware Acceleration on your web browser
This step is very important, as you need to do to screen record Netflix without any black screen. For this, you need to disable the “Use hardware acceleration when available” option from your browser. Here, we’ve shared how to do this for Chrome and Edge browsers:
Step 3: Start screen recording in QuickTime Player and play Netflix
After you’ve disabled the hardware acceleration option for your browser, now you should start a screen recording in the QuickTime Player. Here’s how to screen record in QuickTime Player on Mac:
Step 4: Stop recording and view your Netflix video
Once you’ve captured your Netflix content on your Mac, click the “Stop Record” button in the QuickTime Player menu. After that, your finished video will appear on a replay video. You can click the “Play” button to view your Netflix recording.
How to screen record Netflix on Mac with Bandicam
If you are looking for a dedicated third-party screen recorder software, you should try Bandicam. With this software, you can record 4K Ultra HD video with resolutions up to 3840×2160. Also, you can screen record nonstop for 24 hours without any interruptions.
Here are the step-by-step process on how to screen record Netflix on Mac without a black screen.
Step 1: Download and Launch Bandicam
You can install the Bandicam for Mac software for free. After that, launch the Bandicam software on your Mac before opening your browser.
Step 2: Open your browser and disable Hardware Acceleration
Now you need to open your browser to log in to your Netflix account. For this, you can either select the Chrome or the Edge web browser. Just like in the previous steps for the QuickTime Player, the steps are almost similar. In this step, you need to disable the “Use hardware acceleration when available” option from your browser.
Here, we’ve shared how to do this for Chrome and Edge browsers:
Step 3: Start screen recording in Bandicam and play Netflix
The next step is to start screen recording on the Bandicam software, log to your Netflix and play a video. Here’s how to do it:
Step 4: View your screen captured Netflix videos on Bandicam
After you’ve finished the screen recording of your Netflix video, you can check your captured video on the Bandicam. Here’s how:
It is not uncommon for Netflix to suddenly remove your favorite TV shows or movies. Though Netflix has introduced the “Download” option for offline viewing, it is only available for your smartphone. In addition, your downloaded video expires after 30 days.
However, when using Netflix on your Mac, you don’t get the Download option. So, if you want to keep a copy of your favorite movie, then you should know how to screen record Netflix on Macs.
Furthermore, if you want to circumvent geo-blocked content on Netflix, you need to use a VPN. So, check out our related in-depth guide on how to use VPN on Netflix.