How long do Prime Video downloads last

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January 30, 2024

If I have something downloaded from Prime Video, is it lost when the said item is removed from Amazon? the answer yes. Whenever a TV show or movie license is expiring, the title will leave Prime Video. Then Prime Video doesn’t have the right allowing you to keep the downloads.

However, not only downloads from Prime Video subscription expires, shows/movies that you have purchased can also be deleted from your device. Don’t worry, in this article, we will show you methods to keep Amazon Prime Video downloads forever on your local drive, allowing you to enjoy them even after the titles leave Prime Video or your subscription expires.

How long do Prime Video downloads last?

Amazon Prime Subscriptions:

With Amazon Prime subscription or Prime Video subscription, you can stream or download titles in the Prime Video catalog. Note that not all titles can be downloaded. However, downloads will expire after a period of time. Besides, once the movie or series is removed from Prime Video or your subscription expires, your downloads will also disappear.

Your downloads will no longer work after the title is removed. However, downloads are stores locally and without an Internet connection the app will not be able to cut you off. So if you disconnect timely, you should be able to watch downloaded titles for some time (not forever though).

Rented Videos:

When you rent a title, you can stream or download the title within 30 days from the date of the rental. However, once you press play on the rented title, you only have 48-hours to finish watching it.

Purchased Videos:

Generally, purchased videos will be available for you to download or stream anytime, however, they may become unavailable due to licensing restrictions or for other limited reasons. This means the video is not yours forever even you have purchased it. That’s why many people complain that previously purchased and downloaded movies were gone.

How to keep Amazon Prime Video downloads forever?

To avoid amazon Prime Video downloads expire, whether during or after your subscription, the best method is to download your favorite movies and series to MP4 with Pazu Amazon Prime Video Downloader. The downloaded MP4 videos are saved to your computer, so you can still watch them even the title leaves Prime Video.

Pazu Amazon Video Downloader is developed to download any Prime Video movies and TV shows on Mac/windows in MP4 format and save them to your local drive, external hard drive or USB devices. After that you can watch Amazon Prime Video offline anywhere you want without Prime Video app.

Tool required: Pazu Amazon Video Downloader

Download Prime Video movies & TV shows to MP4/MKV in Full HD quality. 

Pazu Amazon Video Downloader is able to download:

  • All titles marked as “Included with Prime”.
  • Prime Video titles rented or purchased through the Amazon website and through the Prime Video app on supported devices.
  • Free movie and TV with ads


  • Download all titles marked as “Included with Prime” to MP4/MKV.
  • Download Prime Video rented or purchased titles to MP4/MKV.
  • Download Prime Video movies and TV shows in up to 1080p.
  • Preserve multi-language audios and subtitles.
  • Save subtitles as Embedded subtitles, Independent subtitles or Hardcoded subtitles.
  • Keep Audio Description and Audio surround sound.
  • Batch download with high download speed.
  • Multilingual interface: English, Deutsch, Español, Français, 日本語, 简体中文.
  • Free technical support & software updates.

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 

Enter the title of the movie or TV show you want to download in the search box, then click the search icon.

add Prime Video movies

Or you can copy and paste the URL of Prime Video movie or TV show to the search box.

Step 3. Choose video format/quality/folder

Connect your external hard drive to the computer. Click the Settings icon on the top right corner and set your external hard drive as the output folder. Thus Pazu Amazon Video Downloader can directly save Prime Video movies to hard drive.

If you don’t want to connect your external hard drive to computer during downloading to avoid overheating issues, you can download Prime Videos to your computer local drive first, and then transfer the downloaded movies/TV shows to external hard drive.

You can also change video formats, video codec, 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: Embeded subtitles, Independent subtitles, Hardcoded subtitles
  • Interface language: English, Deutsch, Español, Français, 日本語, 简体中文

Step 4. Start to Download Prime Video Movie/TV show to Hard Drive

For a single movie, click the  button to download Prime Video movies to your laptop/desktop directly.

For TV shows with multiple episodes, click the  button and then 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 shows 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 download Prime Video shows.

To find the content you’ve downloaded, click History icon on the top. The downloads will never expire since they are download to your computer in MP4/MKV format.

Amazon Prime Video to MP4


Same as other video streaming services, Amazon Prime Video doesn’t allows you to keep downloads forever. Besides, titles leave Prime Video every month, which also takes you downloads away. To keep Prime Video downloads forever, the straightforward way is to save Prime Video titles to MP4 with Pazu Prime Video Downloader. You can also record Prime Videos to keep them forever, however, you need to keep the video streaming all the time, which is very time-consuming, so we don’t recommend this method.