Watching movies without the Internet is convenient when you are on the road or there is no access to the mobile network. Many modern smartphone applications that distribute multimedia content give users the ability to pre-download the desired video /files to the phone for later access to them offline. Such a feature is mostly available in premium versions of the programs. For free viewing, you can pre-download the movie from a torrent or a suitable website.
Let's look at some great ways to watch shows without the internet on your smartphone and tablet.
Google Play Movies
The service gives access to a huge collection of movies and TV shows that you can download to your phone for further viewing without internet.
Access to movies and series offline is exclusively on a paid basis, with the user having the option to either purchase a movie forever or rent it for a while. The rental costs are lower than the purchase.
When purchasing a film please pay attention to the language available. The main page of the service will mainly show movies in English, but you will also find versions with Russian translation.
To buy a movie you should have a Google Account, activate your bank card and credit the purchase amount.
- Access offline;
- Big collection of movies, TV series and TV shows in different languages;
- Possible to save on the purchase by renting.
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Watch movies on the plane
We recently published an article on how to watch movies, series on your phone without the Internet. The instruction explains how to copy the file to the device (e.g. Gallery) in order to play it later with the video player.
We have also mentioned the way to download to Youtube, this requires a Premium subscription, as this feature is available only for subscribers.
Although Netflix service is not that popular in the Russian-speaking segment, its products are watched by millions of viewers throughout the Russian Federation and nearby countries.
It would be a sin not to mention the convenient mobile application from Netflix, which has certainly been integrated with off-line storage features for a long time. You'll be able to download a movie to almost any of your devices - as long as you have enough memory to store the data. It should be noted that not all movies and shows are available for offline viewing, so look for the appropriate download icon.
How to download a movie offline:
- Install the latest Netflix version Once in the application, select the movie you want to save in your media library using the filter
- How to watch a saved movie without using the Internet:
- Open the Netflix app on the device where the movie or series was saved Go to Downloads Select the downloaded content (movie, episode of series) from the list Click Watch
Note : Netflix supports up to 100 downloads at a time. We advise you to download movies when you are connected to wifi, otherwise the connection speed and the cost of mobile traffic may be unpleasant.
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The Okko app does not lag behind others of its kind. The Russian online cinema offers its users the possibility to watch without the Internet and for those films where the publishers allow it.
- Download the film. Actually you can download films by clicking on the Download button.
- Decide on the format. There are different saving options, choosing between sd and full hd.
- It is recommended to reconnect to a wifi connection for the download (make sure the mobile internet is switched off).
- Go to Downloads. Films downloaded through the Okko application are placed in the Downloads section of your device.
- To play, it is recommended to disconnect from the network and test the offline mode.
- Films can be deleted by clicking on the cross on the right of the title.
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MEGOGO service not long ago added the possibility to watch movies without internet.
The service is available only by subscription and currently offers around 10 000 films to download, the database is constantly updated. New releases of movies are also available for download after the full purchase of the movie.
Films can be accessed without using the internet by:
- Select the desired video in the catalogue or through the search;
- Click the download icon;
- Select the quality and audio track to download;
- The system will inform you about the size of the downloaded file;
- You choose the appropriate audio track to download.
To view the list of the downloaded films you must go to the "I am watching" section. The downloaded /files will be available for viewing regardless of the country the user is in at the moment (when you change your location the catalogue of the online movies changes depending on the country).
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The Big TV app allows users to access more than 10 000 movies of different genres with the possibility to download offline versions to the phone for watching anytime, even if there is no internet.
The program can be downloaded from the marketplace for free and is also distributed through the official website of the service.
In order to download movies to your phone, you need to click on the download icon and follow the further prompts on the screen.
Disadvantage of the service is that some movies are available for offline viewing only after the purchase of a subscription.
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The Rutracker platform offers its users access to a huge collection of movies, series, TV shows and other media /files. Consequently, you can download movies to your tablet, phone, iPad or iPhone for offline viewing.
To watch the movies via torrent offline you should:
- Download the utorrent application on your phone (basic version with all the necessary functions is available for free on Play Market).
- Find the right movie in the appropriate format. Be sure to pay attention to the format of the video, the higher the quality, the more space the video will take up on your phone.
- Load the torrent file on your phone (extension - .torrent) and run it through utorrent.
Note. Downloading a film without a torrent file or special tracker software is not possible. There are, however, other ways to download, which you can find out about in this article.
After downloading, the downloaded file can be watched as long as you do not remove the video from your device.
Ivi is an online cinema application that provides users with access to a huge collection of movies and TV series in Russian and other languages, in HD and SD quality.
There are over 10,000 TV series and movies available to download and watch, feature is only available with a subscription (from only $3 per month, $0.5 for access for 14 days). The subscription also disables in-built advertising and provides access to high definition video.
Let us show you how to download movies through this application:
- Buy and pay your Ivi subscription;
- Select the movie you want to watch later;
- Click the download icon;
- Select the format, quality and audio track.
After downloading, the movie will be available to watch through the built-in player without Internet while your subscription is active. It's also convenient to watch movies via standalone video players, see our review of the best ones.
The Videoder app was originally created for phones as a tool for downloading videos from Youtube. Currently it supports downloads from more than 50 different sites. It provides the possibility to download to your phone not only movies and TV series but also music in a quality you prefer.
Videoder App features:
- Download videos from the platforms YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Hotstar, VKontakte etc.
- access to 4K videos;
- duces batch download of dedicated /files when connected to a network;
- fastens download process when establishing multiple network connections;
- creates cover artwork for downloaded /files;
- automatically offers to download dedicated content when link is copied.