Amazon Prime Video is a streaming service that provides a huge on-demand library of movies and TV shows. Like most services in the busy online streaming marketplace, Amazon Prime Video enables subscribers to download its content onto compatible mobile devices for offline viewing. For more information about the service, read our Amazon Prime Video review.
This article will explore how to download Amazon Prime Video content onto various devices and how users can watch Prime Video offline content.
What is offline content?
Offline content is movies or TV shows that have been downloaded onto a device to watch while the user isn’t connected to the Internet. This enables them to watch movies or TV shows in locations where they might not have access to the Internet, such as while traveling in a different country, during a journey, or during a flight. The content is downloaded onto a laptop or mobile device, enabling the user to watch it whenever they please.
What do I need to get started with Amazon Prime Video offline downloads?
To start downloading Amazon Prime Video content, users need to have a Prime Video account and a compatible device that supports offline downloads. They also need to have the Amazon Prime Video app downloaded and enough storage space on their device to download content.
For more information about how the service works, read our guide to Amazon Prime Video channels, packages, and pricing.
Amazon Prime Video price
Amazon Prime Video provides a few different account options to customers that come with varying price points.
Amazon Prime Video: The entry-level Prime Video option costs $8.99/mo. and only provides access to Amazon’s video streaming service.
Amazon Prime Monthly: The next tier up is Prime Monthly, which includes Prime Video as well as free two-day delivery to Amazon’s shopping website for $12.99/mo. This option also unlocks unlimited reading on Kindle Unlimited, unlimited music streaming through Amazon Music, and unlimited photo storage with Amazon Photos.
Amazon Prime Annual: The Prime Annual option includes all of the same benefits as Prime Monthly but offers a discount on the monthly price of the service. Prime Annual costs $119/yr., which saves customers more than $3/mo. on the monthly subscription.
Amazon Prime EBT/Medicaid: People who have an Employee Benefit (EBT) card or are on Medicaid are eligible to get the full Amazon Prime service, including Amazon Prime Video, for $5.99/mo.
Amazon Prime Student: Qualifying students can also get a discounted subscription to Amazon Prime, which includes access to Amazon Prime Video. The student plan costs $6.49/mo. or $59/yr., which works out to just $4.91/mo.
Amazon Prime Video compatible devices
Prime Video is compatible with a wide range of devices, from computers and mobile phones to gaming consoles, smart TVs, and streaming media players. However, to download content onto a device, customers must use a device that enables them to download the Prime Video app. These devices are:
- Amazon Fire phones and tablets
- Android phones and tablets
- Apple iOS phones and tablets
- Windows 10 phones and tablets
How to download Amazon Prime Video content
Downloading Amazon Prime Video content onto a compatible mobile device is a simple process, providing users have enough storage space on their device. Here’s a step-by-step guide to how to download Amazon Prime Video content:
Step 1: The first step to downloading Amazon Prime Video content is to create an Amazon Prime account and sign up for one of the plans listed above.
Step 2: With an account created, download the Amazon Prime Video app from the app store of the device being used. It will be available in the Amazon AppStore for Kindle Fire users, Apple App Store for Apple device users, Google Play Store for Android users, and the Windows Store for Windows 10 device users.
Step 3: With the app downloaded, sign in to the service with Amazon user credentials.
Step 4: Browse the Amazon Prime Video app for a movie or TV show to download and tap the title to open its menu. Popular content is displayed in categories on the app’s home screen, as well as separate sections such as Kids, Movies, Originals, and TV. It’s also possible to search for specific titles by tapping the magnifying glass icon to browse the Prime Video library.
Step 5: With a movie or show title menu opened, select the Download or Download Season button.
Step 6: Select the video quality for the movie or show to be downloaded. This will affect the viewing quality when it comes to watching the content offline and the amount of space that the download will take up on the mobile device. The video quality options available are Best, which guarantees the highest video quality but takes up the most storage space on a phone or tablet, Better, Good, and Data Saver, which downloads the title in the lowest video quality but takes up the least storage space on a mobile device.
Step 7: The movie or TV show will begin downloading onto the mobile device and will be available to watch offline. Downloaded content will be accessible via the My Stuff section of the Amazon Prime Video app.
What else do I need to know about Amazon Prime Video offline downloads?
Amazon Prime Video doesn’t limit how many devices can be registered to an account, which means content can be downloaded onto as many devices as users like. However, they can’t create multiple profiles per account.
The Amazon Prime Video app doesn’t limit how much content users can download. Instead, users are limited by the amount of storage space available on their mobile devices. Downloads will remain on users’ devices and in the My Stuff section of their Amazon Prime Video account until they choose to delete it.
Amazon Prime Video users can download a wide range of content to watch offline. This includes Amazon’s own original TV series and documentaries, as well as Hollywood movies and popular TV series.
The final cut
Amazon Prime Video enables subscribers to download its content to watch offline, which is great for people who are traveling or visiting places where they won’t have a reliable Wi-Fi connection. Prime Video content is available to download on Android, Apple, Kindle Fire, and Windows 10 mobile devices.