How to Get Around Amazon Prime Video Download Limits

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January 22, 2024

Prime Video is available in over 200 countries and regions with an eligible Prime Video subscription or Amazon Prime membership. Amazon Prime Video allows subscribers to download select movies and TV shows for offline viewing. This download feature is particularly useful when you don’t have access to a stable internet connection but still want to watch your favorite content.

Prime Video supports downloading titles for offline viewing with Fire tablets, iOS and Android devices, and computers with macOS or Windows 10 and later. However, the offline watching feature of Prime Video has several limitations. In this article, we will explain what the Amazon Prime Video download limits are and how to bypass them and save your favorite movies and shows to MP4.

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Limit 1. Not All Movies and Shows Are Downloadable

Amazon Prime Video offers a diverse range of TV shows, documentaries, movies, series, and original content. However, not all videos on Amazon Prime Video are available for download. You’ll see a download button with eligible titles.

  • You can download most of the Included with Prime titles to watch offline.
  • Purchased or rented content can be downloaded and watched offline.
  • Many third-party add-on video subscription titles are also available for download.
  • However, titles Free with ads on Freevee and Pay-Per-View videos are not available for download.
not all prime video titles are downloadable

Limit 2. Maximum Downloads of a Prime Video Account

There is no limit on the number of videos that can be streamed from Amazon Prime Video, but you are limited to downloading a maximum of 25 titles at a time across all of your devices.

Once you have reached the total download amount limitation, an error message prompts, telling you to remove an old offline video to download new titles. However, purchased Films/TV Series and Amazon Originals content do not count towards this download limit.

maxmium downloads reached

Limit 3. Limited Downloading Device Numbers

For various categories of Prime Video titles, there are different limitations on the number of downloading devices. Once the maximum downloading device number for a certain title is reached, you won’t be able to download it to another device unless you delete it from one of the devices.

  • Purchased Title: 4 compatible download devices
  • Rented Title: 1 supporting device
  • Prime Subscription Videos: 2 devices at a time (only a single mobile device)
  • Third-Party Add-On Video: 2 devices at a time
  • Free and Pay-Per-View Videos: cannot be downloaded

Limit 4. Downloads Expirations

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

Limit 5. Downloads Only Accessible within the Prime Video App

Although you can download Amazon Prime Video titles on compatible devices through the Prime Video app, the downloaded content can only be played within the Prime Video app on that specific device. Transferring the downloaded files to other devices is not supported. You cannot play the downloads with other players either. Once your subscription is ended, you will lose access to the downloads.

How to Get Rid of 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 TV 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 TV 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/TV shows 

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

add Prime Video movies

Or you can copy-paste the link of the TV show or movie. Click the search icon to find the TV 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

  • Video format: MP4 or MKV
  • Video codec: H264 or H265
  • Audio language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
  • Keep Audio description and Audio surround sound or not
  • Subtitle language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
  • Subtitle type: Embedded subtitles, Independent subtitles, Hardcoded subtitles
  • Interface language: English, Deutsch, Español, Français, 日本語, 简体中文

Step 4. Click Download icon

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

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

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

Prime Video to MP4

Before downloading, you can also click to choose subtitles and audio tracks for each episode. Audio and subtitle languages in Settings only show the 6 common languages. Here you can choose any language from whatever the movie or TV show provides.

Prime Video audio track
Prime Video subtitle

Then click Download.

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

Amazon Prime Video to MP4

Now you can locate the downloaded Prime Video MP4 videos and watch them offline anywhere you want.

Conclusion

Amazon Prime Video allows you to download select movies and TV shows for offline playback with its app. However, the download feature comes with limitations, including a maximum download amount, an expiration date, and a limited number of downloading devices. Furthermore, the downloaded videos can only be played within the Prime Video app.

With the Pazu Amazon Prime Video Downloader, you can bypass all these download 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.