The download option was announced Wednesday and a number of shows and movies were made instantly available, including "Breaking Bad," ''Narcos" and "Spotlight."
To download a show or movie, click the "down" arrow near the "play" button on the details page. Check out the example here:
Netflix Inc., based in Los Gatos, California, says more downloadable content is coming at no additional charge for users.
There has been a push by subscribers to get access to Netflix shows offline.
Amazon.com Inc., which runs a rival video streaming service, has allowed users to download select shows and movies for about a year.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.