Easy: Download Movies From Amazon Prime On Phone & PC For Offline Viewing 2023

Amazon lets you download movies, TV shows, and other videos to your smartphone, tablet, PCs, and laptops. Here’s how to do it!
  1. Streaming videos from Amazon Prime to your phone or laptop is definitely convenient.
  2. However, there are times when streaming isn’t an option, and you want to download videos for offline viewing.
  3. This article will show you simple steps involved in downloading movies and TV series from Amazon Prime Video on both your phone and laptop.

How To Download Videos from Amazon Prime on PC or Laptop?

1. Download Amazon Prime Video App

Visit the Amazon Prime Video app download link here and click on the ‘Get’ button.
That will pop a small window asking you to ‘Open Microsoft Store.’

download Amazon Prime Video app on PC and laptop

2. Install the App

In the Microsoft Store, again click on the ‘Get’ button. Next, click ‘Install.’
Upon the successful installation, Amazon Prime Video will prompt you to launch it, or you can search and find it in the Start Menu.

download Amazon Prime Video app on PC and laptop

3. Sign in to Amazon Prime

On launching the Prime Video app, the welcome screen will ask you to choose your Country/Region and then ‘Sign in.’
You will have to enter your Email or mobile phone number and the Password associated with your Prime Account.

Amazon Prime Video app welcome screen on PC

4. Download the video

In the app, search for the movie or TV series that you want to download and click on it.
Once there, you’ll see a button to download with a single click.

Select the movie to download to your laptop from Amazon Prime Video

In the case of a TV Series, you’ll see a button to download the entire season with a single click.
Or, you can scroll down and download specific episodes.

Select the TV series or shows to download to your laptop from Amazon Prime

5. Pause, resume and cancel downloads

The download button changes to “Downloading” right when you click on it. Further clicking on the ‘Downloading’ button will give you two options. One is to Pause Download and the other to Cancel Download.
After the download is done, the Downloading button will turn into the Delete button, indicating the completion of the download.

Download complete screen

6. Watch downloaded videos

Now, to see this downloaded video, go to the “Downloads” tab on the left-hand navigation within the app.
All the movies and TV series that you will download from the Amazon Prime Video can be found here.
These videos are stored on your computer hard disk and will need no Internet connection to play.

Downloaded Amazon Prime Videos to watch offline

7. Customizable Settings

The default video quality when it comes to downloading Amazon Prime Videos on your PC or laptop is set to ‘Better.’ On average, this uses about 1.1 GB of your system storage for every hour of playback.
However, you can improve the video quality if you wish by selecting ‘Best’ or reduce the quality by selecting the ‘Good’ option in the settings windows of the app. The settings option can is found at the bottom left corner of the app.

Amazon Prime Video app settings Windows laptops

How To Download Videos On Phones And Tablets?

1. Install the Prime Video App and Sign in

The Amazon Prime Video app is available for both Android and iOS. If you don’t have the app already, you’ll have to install it from the Play Store or App Store, respectively.
Once installed, launch the app and sign in using the username and password of your Amazon Prime account.

Install the Amazon Prime Video App

2. Choose the video to download

Next, search for the movie or TV series that you wish to download on your smartphone or tablet and tap on it.

Select video you want to download

3. Download the video

Once there, you’ll see a button to download the video with a single click.

Download Movies from Amazon Prime Video

Alternatively, to download a TV series, you can choose to download the entire season with a single tap or download individual episodes of your choice.

Download TV Series form Amazon Prime Video

4. Choose where to save the video

If you have an SD card in your phone, you’ll be asked to decide whether you want to download the video to it or use your phone’s internal storage. Choose whichever you prefer.

Choose where to save the video

5. Pick the Video Quality of choice

This will depend on your device’s storage capacity, and what picture quality you’re happy with.
You can select the ‘Best’ option if you want to download the highest quality and ‘Data Saver’ for the lowest.
Once the choice is made, click ‘Start Download’ and your download will begin.
You can also set the download quality default by check-marking the ‘Make this my default setting’ tab.

Choose video quality you like

6. Downloading Options

Now that the download has started, you’ll see a ‘Pause Download’ button on the screen.
If you tap on it, you are presented with a ‘Download Options’ pop up where you can change the video quality, pause download or cancel it.

Downloading Options

7. Watch downloaded videos offline

The movies or TV series you download from Amazon Prime Video are stored under the ‘Downloads’ option, which is accessible from the bottom navigation of the app.
Now watch videos even when you’re not connected to the Wi-Fi.

Watch downloaded videos from Prime offline

How To Download Movies From Amazon Prime To Pendrive Or A Hard Disk?

The video you download from Amazon Prime on your computer or laptop using the Prime Video app is stored on your computer’s hard disk.

However, the downloaded video can only be accessed using the Prime Video app and not otherwise. These videos are encrypted and are not meant for distribution.

People who claim to be downloading videos from Amazon Prime to their Pendrive are making use of some Screen Recorder software to record the videos. But, remember that it’s against the Terms of Use of Amazon Prime Video.

What’s Available To Download And What’s Not?

Amazon doesn’t explicitly say which titles are available for download. 

However, on browsing various movies and TV shows, we found that most of them were available to download.

Also, note that there are certain regional restrictions on some of the content available on Amazon Prime Video. So, what’s available in the US to download may necessarily not be available in the UK or European countries.

Further, you should know that there is a limit to the number of titles you can download for offline usage. Depending on your location, you have a maximum of 15 to 25 movies or TV shows that you can download across all of your devices.

How To Delete Downloaded Amazon Prime Videos?

After you watch a downloaded video, you might want to remove it from your device to get the storage space back.

It is especially useful if your phone or tablet is running low on space.

To delete a video, go to your Downloads section, choose the video you want to delete, and tap on the Three Dots. Here, tap Delete Download.

It’s Convenient…

Enjoying movies and TV shows from your Amazon Prime Video library really is that simple.

Hopefully, Amazon will add more content to the titles available for download. And it would be helpful if the app allowed users to sort the videos available for download.

But, we’d definitely say this adds more value to the Prime subscription, and we are very happy about it.

That wraps up our guide on how to download videos, movies, and TV series from Amazon Prime.

Author: Nik is an author with over 14 years of expertise in software and tech. Holding an Engineering degree in Information Technology and a Master's degree in Data Science from Liverpool University, he is adept at dissecting and discussing the nuances of technology with clarity and precision. Disclaimer: The content on this website is originally created by human authors and is refined using AI tools solely to ensure grammar, flow and clarity.