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A Beginner's Guide to Downloading Movies Online

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30 Jun 2020, 00:48 GMT+10

Movies are one of the most popular types of entertainment that many people love. In the past, to watch a film, the only option that you have is to watch it in the cinema. Nowadays, you can now watch a movie on different movie platforms, apps, or even download one from the internet.

Downloading movies online is not a piece of cake, but it is not impossible as well. All you need to have is patience and the necessary software to help you download the movie on your mobile devices, computer, or hard drives.

This article will show you a complete guide of how to download movies, what sites you should trust and what sites you need to avoid. Other streaming services and apps you can avail for movies are listed as well.

Where Can I Stream Movies?

There are tons of movie streaming apps and platforms where you can stream and download movies. Streaming online is different from downloading movies, but you need to register in a particular movie streaming/downloading site for you to do both.

There are two types of movie streaming platforms. There are paid ones and free streaming sites. One of the few paid movie streaming apps is Amazon Prime Video, YouTube Premium, Disney+, Hulu, Netflix, and more.

On the other hand, if you don't want to pay any subscription fees to watch and stream movies, you can access free movie streaming sites such as IMDb TV, Sony Crackle, and Popcornflix.

Downloading Movies from Netflix

Each movie streaming platform has its way of downloading movies. Let's start with Netflix. To download a movie from this app, all you need to do is type in the movie you want to download and click the download icon. Once the film is successfully downloaded, you can watch it even when you're offline.

Downloading Movies from YouTube

The same process somehow goes with YouTube. In the search bar, type in the movie that you want to download. Once you have chosen your video, you can click the download option in the lower part of YouTube's interface. The video will automatically be downloaded and can be watched offline.

There is also another option in downloading movies from YouTube. If you want the movie to be available and saved on your computer or mobile devices, you might prefer to get a 4K video downloader. This is third-party software that will help you download any YouTube video in your preferred resolution.

Downloading Movies from Hulu

When downloading movies from Hulu, you have two options. First, you can record a video using PlayOn Mobile Streaming DVR App. You can download the app from Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Once downloaded, open the Hulu app, search for the movie you want to record, and when the video starts, hit record.

The second option is to record using PlayOn Desktop. It is basically the same as the DVR App. However, this time you will be downloading the app for Windows. Enter your Hulu email and password when you already have the installer and search for the movie you want to record. Next, click record.

Downloading Movies from Amazon Prime Video

When downloading movies and shows from Amazon Prime Video, you need to have an Amazon Prime Video app or Amazon's Fire Tablet. The app is available for both iOS devices and Android.

You can also download movies from Amazon Prime Video using PlayOn and directly save it on your computer or external hard drive. PlayOn will be able to record the movie or TV show you want to save.


There are various ways to download movies online. The ones mentioned above are only one of the few tricks to do so, but it sure is handy, especially to anyone who has no idea how to download movies.

Downloading movies from the internet and saving it on your external hard drive or computer is also more convenient than going to the cinemas. You can also call your friends and family over for a movie night, and it won't be as costly as inviting them to watch a movie with you in the cinema.

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