So you’ve got an airplane trip coming up and you want to load some videos on your phone or tablet to make the flight a bit more bearable. You could rip a DVD or two or rent or purchase a title form Google Play or iTunes and save it to your device.

But now there’s another option: If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can download some videos from the company’s subscription-based service for offline viewing.

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Up until now the only devices that supported downloads of Amazon Prime Video were Amazon Fire products. Now you can download movies and TV shows on iPhones, iPads, and Android devices.

Amazon says downloads are available in the US, UK, Germany, and Australia. You just need the latest version of the Amazon Video apps for Android or iOS.

Not all videos are available for download, but thousands of titles including Amazon exclusives such as Transparent and Bosch are obviously included, as are other popular shows including Downton Abbey, Hannibal, Grimm, and Orphan Black. Movies including Anchorman 2, Star Trek Into Darkness, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire are also available for download.

If you’re wondering how much storage space videos are going to take up on your device, I downloaded a 30 minute episode of Veep, which used about 162 MB of space. Movies and longer TV shows will eat up more storage.

Amazon is the first major internet video subscription service to offer downloads for iOS and Android. It’s not something offered by rivals Netflix or Hulu.

via Amazon

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6 replies on “Download Amazon Prime Videos on Android and iOS”

  1. They should bring back Amazon Unbox for PCs. I rarely watch full TV shows and movies on my phone.

  2. This is why consumers should only buy devices with
    removable batteries and SD/microSD card slots.

  3. What if I’d rather watch on my larger windows laptop? It’s annoying and anti competitive the way the movie industry dictates hardware options like this, while downloading from bittorrent will get something that works on anything. Buying video should be like buying music.

    1. They used to have a program called Amazon Unbox which worked in Windows, but that went away a couple of years ago. Maybe Bluestacks???

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