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How To Download Movies and TV Shows For Amazon Prime Offline Viewing

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Amazon Prime Offline ViewingHow to download movies and TV shows for Amazon Prime offline viewing have things really easy for people to watch movies and TV shows on your devices with a good internet connection but If you want to download something, you have to be ready to buy or rent it.

The exception: Owners of Amazon Fire tablets can download some Prime Video movies for offline viewing. That’s a so cool if you’re about to get on an airplane, or you’re headed somewhere that doesn’t have Wi-Fi.

However, owners of other devices can download Prime videos too. That’s pretty cool as it would save you lots of money. Below is how to go about it, starting with iOS devices. (It probably goes without saying, but I’ll say it just in case: To download Prime video, you must have a subscription to Amazon Prime.)

Download to iOS
Step 1
Install the Amazon Video app, open the app, then sign into your Amazon account.

Step 2
Before you commence downloading, you will unknowning choose default video-quality setting. So tap the Settings icon, then Download Quality. My advice: Choose Good or Better. Anything higher is overkill for a small screen, and will simply take longer to download and consume more storage.

Step 3
Search to find a show or movie you want to download, taking note that not everything in Amazon’s Prime Video library supports the option. If you can’t find a download button there, that simply means it doesn’t support the option.

Step 4
If it’s a movie, just tap the Download button to start. Note the Options button that appears; tap this if you want to pause or cancel the download as it’s happening. If it’s a TV show, first select the season you want, then tap the Download button next to the episode you want.

Step 5
When the download is complete, tap Play.

If you tap the Library icon, it might not be immediately clear which videos you’ve actually downloaded and which are simply part of your library. And that’s a hassle if you’re looking to free up space by erasing stuff you’ve watched. Fortunately, all you have to do is tap Refine, then select On Device. Now you’ll see only the local (i.e. downloaded) movies and shows.

Download to Android

Step 1
Install the Amazon Video app, open the app, then sign into your Amazon account. However, don’t look for it in the Google Play store; the app must be downloaded from Amazon’s Appstore.

Step 2
Before you start downloading, don’t mistakenly choose the default video-quality setting, just tap the Menu icon, then Settings, then SD Download Quality. My advice for you is to choose Good or Better. Anything higher is overkill for a small screen, and will simply take longer to download and consume more storage. You also have the option of selecting Always Ask When Downloading, which is nice if you want different quality for different types of downloads.

Step 3
Search or browse to find a show or movie you want to download, taking note that not everything in Amazon’s Prime Video library supports the option. If you don’t see a download button for a particular video, just know it doesn’t support it.

Step 4
If it’s a movie, just tap the Download button to start. If it’s a TV show, first select the season you want, then tap the Download button next to the episode you want. (The button opposite that, Play, is if you want to stream it instead.) You can queue up multiple episodes to download; you don’t have to do one at a time.

Step 5
When the download is complete, tap Play.

If you want to delete a download, just tap the trashcan icon. Alternately, you can venture into Menu and tap Your Downloads to see the movies and TV shows you’ve downloaded.

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