Download movies & TV to watch offline

Download Google Play movies and TV shows onto your Android and iOS devices or Chromebook, so you can watch without a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection.

For PC, Mac, and other laptops and computers: Movies and shows purchased from Google Play can’t be downloaded onto computers, except for Chromebooks.

Download videos to your Android or iOS device

  1. Make sure your device is connected to Wi-Fi or your mobile network.
  2. Open the Google Play Movies & TV app Google Play Movies.
  3. Touch the Menu icon Movies Menu icon > My Library.
  4. Next to the movie or TV episode you’d like to download, touch the download icon Download.

Note: To remove or stop a download in progress, tap the download icon again.

Download videos to Chromebook

To download Google Play movies and shows to watch on your Chromebook, use the Google Play Movies Chrome extension.

Download videos on multiple devices

Purchased videos

You can download purchased movies and shows on up to 5 devices using the same account. If you want to download a video to a sixth device, you'll need to remove all your downloaded content from one of the first five devices.

Here's how to remove a video:

  1. Open the Google Play Movies & TV app Google Play Movies.
  2. Next to a downloaded video, touch the red check mark .

If you don’t have your old devices or removing your video(s) doesn't solve the problem, contact our support team.

Rented videos

You can download movies and shows you've rented to one device at a time. Once you've downloaded a video to a device, you won't be able to stream or download it to another before removing it from the first device.

Here's how to remove a video:

  1. Open the Google Play Movies & TV app Google Play Movies.
  2. Next to a downloaded video, touch the red check mark .

If you don’t have your old devices or removing your video(s) doesn't solve the problem, contact our support team.

Manage your downloads

Using the Google Play Movies & TV app, you can change your download preferences, view the downloaded videos on your device, and track the status of a download.

Download over mobile networks

Depending on your mobile data plan, downloading your video when not connected to Wi-Fi may result in additional data charges from your carrier. By default, videos will download using Wi-Fi only. If you wish to download using your mobile network:

  1. Open the Google Play Movies & TV app Google Play Movies.
  2. Touch the Menu icon Movies Menu icon > Settings > Network > Download on any network.

Note: If mobile data isn't available on your device, you won't see this option.

Find downloaded movies and TV shows

To see only your downloaded movies and TV shows:

  1. Open the Google Play Movies & TV app Google Play Movies.
  2. Touch the Menu icon Movies Menu icon > Downloaded only.

When you have Downloaded only selected, the switch will be red and you will see a banner across the top of your screen. Touch the switch or banner again to view all videos in your library.

View your download queue

To see and manage your device's downloads:

On Android

  1. Open the Google Play Movies & TV app Google Play Movies.
  2. Touch the Menu icon Movies Menu icon > Settings > Manage downloads.

Note: On certain devices, you can choose to download videos to internal storage or an SD card in the app's Settings menu by touching Storage. Videos downloaded to an SD card can't be transferred to another device

On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Visit your device's main Settings menu.
  2. Touch General.

Once a video has been downloaded, it's stored in your device's local storage and cannot be moved to an SD card or other external storage.

Note: Make sure to set your desired language settings before downloading your video. You can't change the audio language once a video has been downloaded.

Shana is a Google Play expert and author of this help page. Help her improve this article by leaving feedback below.

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