How to Watch Amazon Prime Video Offline With or Without the App

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April 19, 2024

Amazon Prime Video is a popular streaming service offering a vast library of movies, TV shows, and exclusive Amazon Originals like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Fleabag. It’s included with an Amazon Prime subscription, which also provides additional benefits such as free shipping on Amazon orders and access to Prime Music.

Even without a subscription, users can enjoy Freevee videos at no cost by watching ads. To enhance the viewing experience, Amazon Prime Video offers a download feature for Prime members. However, the downloaded files are limited to the Prime Video app and cannot be transferred to other devices or played using different applications.

Fortunately, there’s an alternative method to download Amazon videos for offline playback on any media player without requiring the Prime Video app. Continue reading to explore both options for watching Amazon videos offline, with or without the Prime Video app.

KEY SECTIONS

  1. Can You Watch Prime Video Offline?
  2. How to Watch Movies Offline with the Prime Video App
  3. How to Download Prime Video Titles Without the App

Part 1. Can You Watch Prime Video Offline?

Yes. Amazon Prime Video allows Prime 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 these devices to download titles for offline viewing:

  • Fire tablet
  • iOS and Android device
  • Computer with macOS or Windows 10 and later

Not all movies and TV shows 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 are not available for download.

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 if you want to watch it offline again.

Part 2. How to Watch Movies Offline with the Prime Video App

How to Get the Amazon Prime Video App

To download Prime Video titles, you need to install the app on the supported device first:

  1. Open your device’s application store to download and install the Prime Video app.
    • App Store on your iPhone and iPad
    • Google Play on your Android phone or tablet
    • App Store on your Mac
    • Microsoft Store on your Windows
  2. Launch the Prime Video app and sign in to your account.

Download Prime Video Shows with the Mobile App

To download Amazon Prime Video titles with the app on your Fire tablet, Android, iPhone, and iPad, you can follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Prime Video app on your mobile device and use the Find feature at the right bottom to search for a title to download.
  2. Tap the Download button from the detail page of the movie or show.
  3. Choose Additional audio language if necessary, and tap the Start download button.
  4. After the download completes, tap your profile icon at the top right and go to Downloads to find the downloaded titles.
Download-with-Prime-Video-Mobile-App

How to Watch Prime Video Offline with the Desktop App

You can also use your Mac or PC to download Amazon Prime Videos for offline playback with the desktop app. The steps are similar to those with the mobile app.

  1. Launch the Prime Video app on your desktop and Find the title you want to download.
  2. Click the download button on the detail page of the movie or TV show.
  3. Choose the additional audio language and click Start Download.
Download-with-Prime-Video-Desktop-App

Part 3. How to Download Prime Video Titles Without the App?

As mentioned earlier, when using the Prime Video app to download movies and TV shows for offline watching, downloaded titles are only available through the Prime Video app on compatible devices. Furthermore, not all content is available for download, and there are also limitations regarding the expiration of offline content.

To overcome these limitations, Pazu Amazon Prime Video Downloader comes into play. 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 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.

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.