What Is Amazon Prime Video Download Limit and How to Get Around

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July 12, 2024

Amazon Prime Video is available in over 200 countries and regions. As part of an Amazon Prime membership, it offers a convenient way to download movies and shows for offline viewing. This is especially useful when you have a limited internet connection or want to save on data usage. Prime Video supports downloading content on various devices, including Fire tablets, iOS and Android phones and tablets, and computers with macOS or Windows 10 and later.

However, it’s important to be aware that the download functionality comes with some limitations. This article will explain what these limitations are and how to get around them.

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Limit 1. Downloadable Content

Amazon Prime Video offers a diverse range of shows, documentaries, movies, series, and original content. However, not all titles on Prime Video are available for download. Look for the download button next to the video to see if it’s an option.

Downloadable Content

  • Included with Prime: Most movies and shows included with Prime are downloadable.
  • Purchases and Rentals: Purchased or rented content is also downloadable.
  • Third-Party Add-Ons: Many third-party add-on subscriptions offer downloadable titles.

Non-Downloadable Content

  • Freevee (Free with Ads): Titles labeled “Free with Ads on Freevee” are not downloadable.
  • Pay-Per-View: Pay-Per-View videos are unavailable for download.
not all prime video titles are downloadable

Limit 2. Maximum Download Numbers

Amazon Prime Video limits users to download a maximum of 25 titles at a time across all of their devices. However, purchased Films/Series and Amazon Originals content do not count towards this download limit.

Once you have reached the total download amount limitation, an error message will prompt, telling you to remove an old offline video to download a new one.

maxmium downloads reached

Limit 3. Number of Devices

The number of devices you can download a title to varies, depending on what category the Prime Video title belongs to.

  • Purchased Title: 4 devices
  • Rented Title: 1 device
  • Prime and Prime Video Subscriptions: 2 devices (only a single mobile device)
  • Third-Party Add-On Video: 2 devices
  • Free and Pay-Per-View Videos: Not downloadable

If you try to download a title that has reached its device limit, you’ll need to delete it from one of your existing devices before proceeding.

Limit 4. Downloads Expirations

Downloaded content from Amazon Prime Video comes with expiration dates. You’ll usually have 30 days to watch a downloaded video. Once you start watching, you’ll have 48 hours to finish it before it expires. After expiration, you’ll need to re-download the content to watch it offline again.

Limit 5. Playback Restrictions

Although you can download Amazon Prime Video titles on compatible devices through the Prime Video app, downloaded videos can only be played within the Prime Video app on the device they were downloaded to. You cannot transfer them to other devices or play them with other media players. Additionally, once your subscription is ended, you will lose access to the downloads.

How to Remove Prime Video Download Limits?

To download Prime Video movies and shows without limitations, you can use the Pazu Amazon Prime Video Downloader. This specialized software is compatible with both Mac and Windows platforms. It empowers you to download Prime Video movies and shows including those in Freevee to MP4 or MKV format.

With this smart downloader, you won’t encounter any maximum download restrictions or expiration dates. The downloaded videos can be watched on any supported device without the need for the Prime Video app. It offers the ultimate entertainment experience in offline modes and helps you securely preserve your favorite content forever, no matter whether they leave Prime Video someday or not.

Features:

  • Download Amazon Prime Video to MP4/MKV
  • Download movies and shows in up to 1080p.
  • Built-in Prime Video web player. No Prime Video app is required.
  • Multiple downloads at a time.
  • Keep any or all audio and subtitles.
  • Save subtitles as Embedded subtitles, Independent subtitles, or Hardcoded subtitles.
  • Keep Audio Description and Audio surround sound.
  • Multilingual interface: English, Deutsch, Español, Français, 日本語, 简体中文.

Step 1. Run Pazu Amazon Prime Video Downloader

To get started, first you need to download, install and run the Pazu Amazon Video Downloader app on your Mac/Windows and sign in with your Amazon account.

Amazon Prime Video Downloader

Click the key icon and enter your registration code to unlock the full version if you have purchased a registration. If you haven’t, go ahead with the free trial version.

Step 2. Add Prime Video movies/shows 

Start typing the name of the movie or show. Now browse through the results and find something you want to download.

add Prime Video movies

Or you can copy and paste the link of the show or movie. Click the search icon to find the show or movie you’re looking for.

Step 3. Choose video format/quality

Before starting to download anything, you’ll need to choose the video quality setting. To do that, tap the Gear icon to open Settings. It is easy to select the output settings at this step using video formats, video codecs, audio languages, or subtitle languages.

Prime Video to MP4

Step 4. Download Prime Video movies/shows 

Tap the download icon next to the movie or show you want to download.

If your selection is a movie, click the Download icon next to it and the downloading begins.

If your selection is a show, click the Download icon next to it to select the episodes you want to download.

Prime Video to MP4

Before downloading, you can also click the Settings icon to choose subtitles and audio tracks for each episode. Click Download after you’ve done with the Settings.

Prime Video audio track

To find the content you’ve downloaded, click the History icon on the top.

find-download-amazon-video

Now you can locate the downloaded Prime Video videos and watch them offline anywhere you want.

Conclusion

Amazon Prime Video offers an offline playback feature, but limitations exist regarding download quantities, device restrictions, expiration dates, and playback options. With the Pazu Amazon Prime Video Downloader, you can get around all these limitations, enabling you to download Prime Videos to MP4/MKV, play them on compatible devices, and keep them forever.

To get started, download, install and run the Pazu Amazon Video Downloader app on your Mac/Windows.