How to Save Amazon Prime Videos to External Hard Drive(2 Ways)

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Emma
January 30, 2024

Prime Video desktop app are the only one that allows you to download movies and TV shows on computer(both Mac and Windows) among the popular video streaming services. You may be curious: Where are the Amazon video downloads stored? Is it possible to transfer them to external hard drive to save computer space? Actually, Prime Video for Windows 10/11 app do allows you to save downloaded movies and TV shows to external hard drive, you just need to set it in several steps. However, Mac users are not that lucky. Fortunately, you can use Pazu Amaozn Video Downloader to download Prime Video movies and TV shows on your Mac or PC in a common format like MP4 and move those downloaded movies and TV shows to external hard drive. This not only frees up space on your computer but also ensures your Prime Video movies and TV shows never expire.

Part 1. Change Amazon Prime Video Download Location to External Hard Drive on Windows 10/11

Prime Video for Windows 10/11 app allows you to select where to save downloaded titles. So you can change the Prime Video download location to external hard drive directly within the app. The steps are as follows:

1. Click Settings icon in Prime Video Windows app and choose Change storage location.

2. You will be directed to the Windows Settings app.

3. Here you need to search Prime Video for Windows software. Click the … icon and choose Move.

4. Move Prime Video app to your external hard drive. After that, movies and TV shows you downloaded from Prime Video will also be saved to that drive.

Although you can download Prime Video movies and TV shows to external hard drive with Prime Video Windows app, the downloads are encrypted and you can only watch them within the Prime Video app. You won’t be able to play the downloaded files using other media players or devices.

Besides, as the Prime Video app is also moved to external hard drive, you need to connect it to your computer whenever you watch Prime Video, otherwise the Prime Video app won’t be launched.

Part 2. Download Amazon Prime Videos to External Hard Drive on Mac

Unlike Amazon Prime Video Windows app, Prime Video Mac app doesn’t allow you to download videos to external hard drive. If you only have Mac but want to download Amazon Prime Movies to External Hard Drive, you will need Pazu Amazon Prime Video Downloader.

Pazu Amazon Video Downloader is developed to download any Prime Video movies and TV shows to MP4 and save them to your local drive, external hard drive or USB devices. After that you can play the downloaded videos 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

Features:

  • Download all titles marked as “Included with Prime” to MP4/MKV.
  • Download rented or purchased titles including new release movies, popular TV shows, and more to MP4/MKV.
  • Download movies and TV shows in up to 1080p.
  • 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 

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

Amazon Prime Video to MP4

Immediately, Pazu Amazon Video Downloader will save the movies/TV shows to hard drive for you.

Conclusion

On Mac, you can download Prime Video movies/TV shows to MP4 and save to external hard drive directly with Pazu Amazon Video Downloader. On Windows, you can change the app’s location to external hard drive. If you want to keep Amazon downloads forever, you can also use Pazu Amazon Video Downloader for Windows, similar steps like on Mac.