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U-NEXT Video Download: Storage Deadlines, Capacity, and Communication Volume Notes

This section explains how to download videos on U-NEXT and points to note. This section provides easy-to-understand information on downloading capacity, traffic volume, storage methods, and storage deadlines.

U-NEXT is one of the largest video distribution services in Japan, but do you have the problem of not knowing how long the movies you want to watch will be available? Rental movies have an expiration date, and there is a possibility that unlimited viewing movies will suddenly stop being distributed. In such cases, a convenient feature is the ability to download videos. Once you have downloaded the movies you like, you can watch them whenever you like.

However, there are a few things you need to be aware of when downloading videos on U-NEXT. How much space and communication volume is required for downloading? Where will the downloaded videos be stored? And how long will the downloaded videos be available for viewing?

In this article, we will explain in detail how to download videos on U-NEXT and what to keep in mind. If you want to enjoy videos comfortably on U-NEXT, please refer to this article.

How to download videos with the official U-NEXT app

U-NEXT allows you to download some of the all-you-can-watch and rental movies for offline viewing. By downloading, you can enjoy videos whenever you want without worrying about communication limitations or Wi-Fi environment.

  • First, install the U-NEXT application and log in.
  • Next, display the title details screen or episode list of the video you wish to download. Then, tap the download icon (the one with the arrow pointing down) to start downloading. You can close the application while downloading.
  • Once the download is complete, you can play the downloaded video from "Downloaded" on My Page. Downloaded videos can be viewed offline; however, some videos may not be viewable without an Internet connection.

This is all about how to download videos on U-NEXT. It is easy to do, so download the movies you are interested in as you go.

How much is the capacity and traffic when downloading?

Movies downloaded from U-NEXT are stored on the device's storage or SD card. The number of works that can be downloaded at one time is limited to 25.

The capacity of works to be downloaded varies depending on the quality and length of the picture, but a rough guide is as follows

  • Standard definition (SD): approx. 450 MB per hour
  • High-definition (HD): approximately 900 MB per hour
  • Ultra high definition (4K): approx. 3 GB per hour

For example, if you were to download a movie in high definition (HD), a 2-hour movie would require approximately 1.8 GB of space. Therefore, we recommend that you check the available space on your device or SD card before downloading.

In addition, a large amount of communication volume is generated when downloading on U-NEXT. Therefore, we recommend that you use a Wi-Fi environment when downloading, as Wi-Fi allows you to download without worrying about the amount of data being transmitted, and download speeds are faster. If you are downloading via mobile data communication, it is important to check communication limitations and rate plans in advance.

Where are downloaded videos saved?

Videos downloaded with the U-NEXT application are stored in the internal storage of the U-NEXT application. Therefore, downloaded videos can only be played from the U-NEXT app. In addition, downloaded videos cannot be moved to other apps or devices, nor can they be converted to formats such as mp4.

How to delete downloaded videos

To delete videos downloaded from U-NEXT, follow the instructions below:

1. tap "Edit" in the upper right corner of the "Downloaded" screen.

2. select the video you wish to delete and tap "Delete" at the bottom. If you want to delete all videos, tap "Delete All" to select all works.

3. When a confirmation message appears, tap "Delete" again to delete the selected videos.

By following the above procedure, you can delete videos downloaded from U-NEXT.

This is all about how to delete videos downloaded from U-NEXT. It is recommended to delete unnecessary videos on a regular basis.

What is the playback period of downloaded videos?

Movies downloaded on U-NEXT must be viewed within 48 hours; after 48 hours, they will be automatically deleted from your device. In addition, rental works must be viewed within 48 hours even if they are still within the rental period. Once the rental period expires, you will no longer be able to watch the movie even if you have downloaded it.

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A way to overcome the limitations of the official download function and enjoy content more freely is the StreamGaGa U-NEXT Downloader.

Features of StreamGaGa U-NEXT Downloader

Below are some of its features.

  • Supports numerous video delivery sites: StreamGaGa downloader supports not only U-NEXT but also other video delivery sites such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. You can download videos from a wide range of genres.
  • Fast and stable downloads: StreamGaGa U-NEXT Downloader is capable of fast and stable downloads. In addition, downloading is smooth and unaffected by network conditions.
  • Selectable file format and quality after downloading: StreamGaGa U-NEXT Downloader allows you to select file format and quality after downloading, including conversion to popular file formats such as MP4 and MKV, and adjustment to high or low resolutions such as 1080p and 720p. You can also adjust the resolution to high or low, such as 1080p or 720p. You can configure the settings to suit your preferences and devices.
  • Easy to use, even for beginners: StreamGaGa U-NEXT Downloader is easy to use, even for beginners.

How to use the StreamGaGa U-NEXT downloader

Using StreamGaGa U-NEXT Downloader is very easy. Here are the steps

Step 1: Install StreamGaGa U-NEXT Downloader

First, download the StreamGaGa U-NEXT Downloader from the official website and install it on your PC. This software is compatible with both macOS and Windows, so please download the appropriate version for your device.

Step 2: Access to U-NEXT

Next, access the U-NEXT website using StreamGaGa's built-in browser and login with your account.

Step 3: Select and Play Video

Select the video you wish to download and begin playback.

Step 4: Select download settings

Once the video begins playing, the download settings screen will appear. Here, you can select the format of the video you wish to save (e.g. mp4), the quality, and whether or not subtitles are available.

Step 5: Download the video

After all settings are complete, click the "Download" button to begin downloading the video. Once the download is complete, the video will be saved to the specified folder and can be viewed offline.


How was it? In this issue, we explained in detail how to download videos on U-NEXT, capacity when downloading, communication volume, storage location, deletion method, and playback deadline.

We also introduced the features and usage of StreamGaGa U-NEXT downloader, which is compatible not only with U-NEXT but also with other video delivery sites. Please take this opportunity to download videos on U-NEXT and try using the StreamGaGa U-NEXT downloader.

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Rinta Kurogi
Rinta Kurogi


After completing my studies at Hitotsubashi University, I am currently a blogger, utilizing the media literacy skills I acquired there. The significance of ascertaining the veracity of information has captivated me since my college days, and this fascination has had a significant impact on my professional growth. This blog aims to grow alongside you, the reader, by sharing knowledge on VOD information and offering you reliable, varied, and impartial information.
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