How Long Do NetFlix Downloads Last?

It seems like everyone has a different answer to how long do NetFlix downloads last. My personal experience with my NetFlix membership and the service itself has been that I have had my account for close to six years now. The week before I turned 50, I had to cancel my subscription because it was going to end that year. While I haven’t lost all of my favorite movies since then, I do check the box to see if new movies have been added lately.


I guess my experience with Netflix’s service is no different than any other person. Like I said, there are always some Movies on standby or on rent until I get around to renting them. But how long do they usually stay available for? The answer varies greatly from person to person. For me, it can sometimes be several months until I can find something I want to watch. Sometimes it can even be a year!

When I checked in with Netflix about how long do NetFlix downloads last, they didn’t give an exact answer but did tell me that if I had two movies going at the same time, they would expire on the same day. So how do I stop a movie from expiring? There are a few options. The first is to wait for the movie to come to me. The second is to download it to my computer so that I can watch it offline whenever I want.

Many people like to take advantage of the newest services like Amazon MP3 and iTunes. These allow you to download movies to your computer or iPhone and then watch them on either of those devices. It works quite well but the main problem is that it can take up a ton of space on your mobile device. For example, if you only have one screen and you download two movies, they will download twice as long as you can watch it.

Fortunately there is a simple solution. Netflix does not give an exact amount of time frame. But it does say that the movies will expire after seven days. So if you watch the movies you have downloaded within that time frame, you won’t have to worry about expiring the movies. You’ll just get them burned into a DVD and you can always watch them again.

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Another question that often pops up when someone wants to know how long do NetFlix downloads last is how many times you have to repeat the movie. The answer to that question is, not very often. If you download a movie once it is stored on your computer. So if you forget about that movie, you won’t have to worry about downloading it again to watch it again.


One nice feature that the Netflix application has been the “play list”. This allows you to see all of your movies in order from newest to oldest. So, if you want to start off with the movie you’ve been waiting to watch, all you have to do is add it to your play list. All other movies will be added to that same list for next time. You can even save and name multiple play lists, so you don’t have to deal with remembering which movies is which anymore.


While it is understandable that you might not be looking for a specific answer, such as how long do NetFlix downloads last, there is one aspect of this question that you really should know. After you download all of your movies, they will usually stay on your computer for several months. So, even if you forget to download the movies on a certain day, they will still be there when you need them. All you have to do is get them burned onto a DVD and keep them organized and you’ll never have to worry about missing a movie again.

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