How to Still Play Netflix Video after It Expires

Written by Ashley Rowell
Last updated Mar 18, 2024 / Category: Howto & Guides

Some users said that "My downloaded title says 'Expired.'," according to Netflix help page, yes, the "Expired" is real.

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After you download a title to your device, you have a limited amount of time to watch it before it expires. The amount of time depends on individual licenses, and can vary by title. Titles that are expiring from your device in less than 7 days will display the amount of time you have left on the Downloads page of the Netflix app.

Some titles will expire 48 hours after you first press play. Once you have started playing one of these titles, you will see how many hours you have left on the Downloads page. You can watch a downloaded title as many times as you'd like before it expires.

If a title has expired, you will need to renew it. Some titles may only be renewed a certain number of times. Titles that are no longer available on Netflix will expire when they leave the service, regardless of when they were downloaded.

If your subscription has ended, you can't renew the license for the content, so it will become unusable.

Tip to Download Netflix Videos Before They Leave

Is there any other method to backup Netflix videos so as to play them even after it expires.

If you're an avid Netflix user, you may have experienced the frustration of having your favorite show or movie expire from the platform. However, there is a way to still access these titles even after their expiration date. One solution is to download the video onto your device with Kigo Netflix Video Downloader before it expires. This way, you can watch it offline whenever you want. With these tips, you can continue to enjoy your favorite Netflix content even after it expires.

Kigo Netflix Video Downloader seems work well to help users download Netflix movies, TV shows, Original Series and documentaries with all the subtitle kept and up to 1080p video quality supported.

Netflix Video Downloader
  • Support downloading movies, TV shows and original series in MP4 or MKV.
  • All and some the audio tracks and subtitles will be kept.
  • Download up to 1080p HD videos.
  • Support H.265 and H.264.
  • Fast speed and easy to operate.

Steps to Download Netflix Videos During Your Subscription

***Please note that the software interface may be updated and we recommend checking the official tutorial for the latest instructions.

Firstly click to download and install it on your PC, and then follow the next guide to download the hot TV show in HD MP4 format on your computer.

Step 1. Sign in to Netflix Account, and Output Settings.

Launch Kigo and sign in to Netflix Account. After your login, click the "setting" icon to set the output format (MP4 / MKV), output quality(Low, Medium, and High), audio track language, subtitle language, output folder and so on.

output settings

Step 2.Add Netflix Video to Download.

Enter the TV Series'name and search it in the search box.

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Then you will find the video you want to download and click on this video. At this point the “Download” button in the bottom right corner will automatically recognize the video and change from gray to green, click it.

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Step 3. Customize "Advanced Download" Setting.

Once the TV show is listed on Kigo, you can select the season and episodes to download. You can also download the whole seasons one time.

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Click the "Advanced Download" in the lower left corner of the window to set it with more specific settings. Here you can set the video quality with different bitrates, audio track with different audio quality, and subtitles with three modes for you to choose.

Advanced download settings

Step 4 Start Downloading Netflix TV Series.

When all the setting is completed, now you can click "Download" to start to download Stranger Things Season 4 to your computer in HD MP4 format.

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After the downloading, you can see all downloaded episodes in the "Library."


"My downloaded title says 'Expired.', when you are exciting to play the downloaded videos, this Error tips is annoying. You can refer to the above solution to backup Netflix videos, and you can play anytime you like.

Ashley Rowell
Ashley Rowell
Staff Writer

Ashley Rowell, a senior staff writer, is an expert in video and audio subjects, specializing in streaming video and audio conversion, downloading, and editing. She has a deep understanding of the video/audio settings for various devices and platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus, Hulu, YouTube, etc, allowing for customized media files to meet your specific needs.

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