How to Download Rented Movies on Amazon Prime Video?

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January 3, 2024

While many people know that Prime Video is Amazon’s on-demand streaming service included with Amazon Prime membership, what some may not realize is that whether you have a Prime subscription or not, you can rent movies and shows on Amazon Prime Video. This offers a fantastic opportunity to catch up on movies you may have missed in theaters.

The added benefit is that many Prime Video rentals can be downloaded to watch offline, ideal for times when internet access is unavailable. Here’s how to make the most of the Prime Video rental service and download rented movies for offline viewing.

Can I download rented movies from Amazon Prime?

Yes. When you rent a video for on-demand viewing on Amazon Prime Video, in most cases the movie is available for temporary downloading with these limitations:

1. Device compatibility

You can only download rented movies on the following supported devices:

  • Fire tablet
  • iPhone & iPad
  • Android phone and tablet
  • Mac (macOS 11.4 Big Sur or Higher)
  • PC (Windows 10/11).

2. Device limitation

You can download rented movies on only one supporting device. Once the rental video is downloaded to a device, you won’t be able to download it to another device unless you delete it from the current one.

3. Expiration date

For rental videos, you’ll generally have 30 days to start watching the video and 48 hours to finish once start streaming or downloading.

How to rent a movie on Prime Video?

To rent a movie on Prime Video, you have multiple options: either via the Amazon website or the Prime Video app available on various devices, including mobile phones and tablets, computers, and smart TVs. Follow the simple steps below:

  1. Go to Amazon Prime Video and search for a movie title you want to rent.
  2. From the detail page of the movie, select Rent movie.
  3. Confirm your rental and find the movie in My Stuff.

Download rented movies on the Prime Video app

As previously mentioned, you can download a rental movie on a Fire tablet, iOS, Android, macOS, or Windows device.

  1. Launch the Prime Video app on the device where you want to download the movie. 
  2. Go to My Stuff and find the rented movie.
  3. Click the Download button on the movie’s detail page.
  4. Once the movie download is complete, you can enjoy it from the Downloads section within the Prime Video app. Make sure to watch it before the expiration date.

How to download rented movies on Amazon to MP4?

With the Prime Video app, you can download rented movies on only one of your supported devices with an expiration date. If you want to remove these limitations and save them on your computer permanently, consider using Pazu Amazon Prime Video Downloader.

Pazu Amazon Prime Video Downloader is a dedicated software designed for both Mac and Windows platforms. It enables you to download Prime Video movies and TV shows including those in Freevee to MP4 or MKV format. With Pazu Amazon Prime Video Downloader, you can securely preserve your favorite content forever. The downloaded videos can be enjoyed across multiple devices without requiring the Prime Video app, and you won’t need to be concerned about expiration dates. This solution offers the ultimate offline entertainment experience.


  • 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.