How to watch Netflix Video on Plex

October 17, 2022

Plex is a free and easy-to-use software that allows you to organize, beautify, stream, and share your personal collection of movies, TV, music, and photos anywhere, on all your devices. Plex magically scans and organizes your files, automatically categorizing your media beautifully and intuitively in your Plex library. Once you’ve downloaded the Plex app on your favorite device, you’ll be up and playing everything in minutes.

With Plex, you can add your own media to your Plex Media Server and access that media using multiple Plex player apps (mobile apps, connected streaming devices, Smart TVs, game consoles, web browsers, and more).

Once you add your movies and TV shows to your Plex library, you’ll get impressive posters, ratings, cast lists, season and episode details, and much more. These is a plug-in called Silverlight which allows you to browse Netflix, search for available movies and TV shows, and watch them within Plex. However, this plug-in only works with the Mac OS X version of Plex.

Option 1 How to add Netflix and use it on Plex?

Step 1 Install the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in on your Mac. If you can watch Netflix in your web browser, you already have Silverlight. Otherwise, open the Silverlight website, download the Silverlight installation package, double-click the downloaded file named “Silverlight.pkg” and follow the instructions on the screen.

Step 2 Open the Netflix webpage on the Plex Online website in your internet browser. You can also select “Plex Online” in Plex to open this website.

Step 3 Click the “Install Netflix Into Plex” link on the page to install the Netflix plug-in. Open the video library in Plex and select “Netflix” to use it.

Option 2 Download Netflix videos to MP4 and then add to Plex

Netflix movies and TV shows you downloaded from the app can’t be added to Plex since they are only for offline playback within Netflix app. To add Netflix videos to Plex, you need to download them to Plex supported formats, such as MP4. All you need is Pazu Netflix Video Downloader.

Netflix Video Downloader

Download Netflix movies & TV shows to MP4 with HD quality. 

  • Download movies & TV shows from Netflix.
  • Download video in 1080P.
  • Preserve audio tracks and subtitles.
  • Fast downloading speed.

Step 1. Launch Pazu Netflix Video Downloader

Log in your Netflix account. Click the key icon and enter your registration code to unlock the full version if you have purchased a registration. If you haven’t, go ahead with the free trial version.

Step 2. Choose video format/quality

Click the gear icon to change 

  • Video format: MP4 or MKV
  • Video codec: H264 or H265
  • Audio language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
  • Subtitle language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese

Step 3. Add Netflix movies/TV shows

On the search box of Netflix Video Downloader, you can search for the movies and TV shows you want to download by name or title, then press “Enter” key and a full list of search results will be shown.

Step 4. Start to Download Netflix videos

Click Download icon on the right side. For movies, the downloading starts immediately.

For TV shows, the pop-up window displays all seasons and episodes. Select the season and episode you want to download. 

Then click Download button on the right bottom corner. The downloading begins.

After downloading, click History and find the video in MP4 format. You can now transfer and play it anywhere you want.