Members of online video streaming service Amazon Prime in the UK, US, Germany and Austria are now be able to download movies and TV episodes, including Amazon Original Series, to iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets for offline viewing, at no additional charge.
Amazon Video says that it is the only online subscription streaming video service that enables downloads of titles, meaning unlike other subscription streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu, Prime members can enjoy movies and TV shows as part of their membership even when they don’t have an Internet connection available.
“There’s no doubt that the way people watch entertainment is changing—anytime, anywhere viewing is important and we are excited to provide our Prime members with offline viewing capabilities on iOS and Android platforms starting today,” commented Jay Marine, Vice President of Digital Video at Amazon EU. “We are proud to be the first and only online subscription streaming service that enables offline viewing—on holiday, in a car, at the beach, on a plane, wherever our Prime members want to watch they can, regardless of Internet connection.”
The Amazon Video app for iOS has been updated to include Prime Video downloads. The Amazon Video app for Android is newly redesigned as a stand-alone video app to provide Android users with an improved in-app entertainment experience, including the ability to download titles from Prime Video.
In addition to offline viewing on Fire devices, iPads, iPhone and Android devices, Prime members can instantly stream and enjoy their favourite movies and TV series using the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices or online at www.amazon.co.uk/primevideo.