How to Screen Record Netflix on Mac in Original Quality

In this post, we will see how to screen record Netflix on Mac using three methods. You can see a professional screen recorder app, an inbuilt app, and an online screen recorder. Read till the end to know the step-by-step guide.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Apr 19, 2024

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With OTT platforms, you can view content worldwide from the comfort of your home. The largest platform, which provides movies, TV series, documentaries, and many more, is Netflix. One thing many of us would do at weekends is "Netflix and Chill." While Netflix allows users to download content, what if some show is getting pulled from the platform, or you want to save a clip from the shows?

The only way to capture these shows is to know how to screen record Netflix on Mac. This post will show three effective methods to capture Netflix while playing.

🛠️Method 👍User Experience
EaseUS RecExperts The method is excellent for recording encrypted videos on Netflix without a black screen. You can use multiple recording modes, and capture both the internal and system audio without any watermarks.
QuickTime This built-in video capture software helps you capture anything on your Mac. While it can capture videos in HD quality, the tool offers no editing and audio recording capabilities.
Online Recorder EaseUS Online Screen Recorder captures the full screen and records the audio. If you don't want to download software, you can use this. The tool is not as good as the desktop version.

Can You Screen Record Netflix on Mac

Yes, only if you are recording Netflix for personal and non-commercial use.

Screen recording Netflix is against the company rules; for that matter, you cannot screen record on any OTT app. While agreeing to the terms of use, according to Section 4.6, you agree to not download, display, publish, license, reproduce, etc., any content without Netflix's permission.

But, if you use it for personal or non-commercial use, it is legal and not considered copyright infringement or violation. Now that you know the legalities of recording a Netflix screen, let us understand how to screen record Netflix without black screen.

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Record Netflix Videos on Mac in 3 Ways

This part will show how to screen record Netflix on Mac using a professional screen recorder, QuickTime player, and an online alternative.

Method 1. Use a Professional Video Recorder

To give you a brief about this professional screen recording tool, EaseUS RecExperts for Mac can record your screen in multiple modes in the highest quality. The standout feature is that you can record protected videos on all platforms without black images. You just have to adjust or take the full screen with excellent audio in 4K/8K resolution. You can capture the computer and microphone audio at once.

This Mac screen recorder has audio recording, extracting, and noise-reduction features to take an excellent screen recording, just like how you stream. Additionally, schedule the recording according to the video duration, and you will have your output ready. Just get this tool immediately!

Step 1. Open the streaming video that you want to capture. Then launch EaseUS RecExperts to get used to its interface on your Mac. If you want to record the whole screen, you can click the "Full Screen" option. If you want to customize the recording area, hit "Region". Then, select the recording area with your mouse. 

At the same time, to capture the screen with audio, you just hit the Sound icon in the lower left corner.

main interface

Step 2. Click "Settings" to apply more options, including changing the output format of the video, the quality, etc. 

mac change output format

Step 3. Once you are satisfied with the settings, go back to the main screen and click the Sound icon. Then, enable the system or microphone sound if you want to record audio and screen at the same time. Click "OK" to ensure the audio options. After that, hit "REC" to start recording. 

record audio and screen at the same time

Step 4. Hit the Stop icon when you want to end the recording task. Then, watch the recorded video in "Recordings". The button can be found in the main interface. You can review the target saving from the lists.

screen record video on mac

Method 2. Use QuickTime Player

Mac provides an inbuilt multimedia player called QuickTime player. You can use this tool to screen record Netflix in 1080p resolution. The tool primarily acts as a screen recording tool with basic utilities, allowing you to set various hotkeys for specific functions. The tool is capable of capturing both the system and microphone audio.

Here is how you can screen record Netflix on Mac using QuickTime Player.

Step 1. Launch the QuickTime player app.

Step 2. Click on File and select New Screen Recording from the options. 

Open QuickTime

Step 3. Before moving to the recording, you can adjust the output location, capturing system sounds, hotkeys, and pointers using the Settings.

Adjust settings

Step 4. Now, Open the Movie/Series/ Documentary you want to watch and play it. Simultaneously, start the recording using the player.

Step 5. Once you are done, click on the Stop button in the QuickTime menu bar to stop the recording. You can replay the video and Save what you have captured.

Method 3. Use Online Screen Recorder

Another free screen recorder you can use is the Online Screen Recorder. If you want to record Netflix without any app for free, this is an ideal solution. With just a click, you can screen record Netflix on Mac, edit it, and export it in the desired format.

Steps to use EaseUS Online Screen Recorder.

Step 1. Go to the EaseUS online Screen Recorder Website. Then, click on Start Recording and set up the requirements based on your needs in the following screen.

Set up your recording environment

Step 2. Click on Start Recording again while simultaneously playing the Netflix video in the background.

Step 3. Click on the Stop Recording (a square inside the circle icon) to stop the recording.

Save the recording

Step 4. Now, you can preview, save, and export the video in multiple formats.

Final words

To conclude the topic, if you are screen recording Netflix for personal use, it is legal, and make sure you delete it later. If you are wondering how to screen record Netflix on Mac, there are multiple ways. In this post, we give you a detailed guide using three methods to capture Netflix screens with ease.

While both the online screen recorder and QuickTime player do the job, they come with certain limitations, like editing and audio disturbances. If you want to record Netflix in 4K/8K with no noise, EaseUS RecExperts is the best solution. Download the tool and try it yourself.

How to Screen Record Netflix on Mac FAQs 

Here are some of the most frequent FAQs asked on how to screen record Netflix on Mac. I hope you find these queries helpful. 

1. Why can't I screen record Netflix on my Mac?

If you are using any third-party app on Mac to screen record Netflix, Mac does not allow microphone and camera access to apps. Go to the Apple menu > System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy. Click on the required permission and allow it. 

2. Why doesn't Netflix let you screen record or screenshot?

If you are trying to record your screen while playing Netflix, the platform considers it copyright infringement and prohibits you from showing a black screen. You can use EaseUS RecExperts to record and screenshot encrypted videos on Netflix.

3. How do I record streaming video on my Mac?

You can record streaming video on a Mac using the QuickTime player. But, the app only offers basic recording. To unlock editing and HD quality recording videos, use a professional screen recorder like EaseUS RecExperts.

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