2 Ways to Save Purchased Amazon Prime Videos forever

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Emma
March 7, 2024

“I bought an episode of Simpsons from Amazon Prime Video. However, there seems to be no way to actually download the movie file. They want me to download an app to watch it. Is there any way to actually save this file that I paid for?”

Many people who purchase movies and TV shows believe that they can download the videos to MP4 and keep them forever, however, the fact is not. Amazon Prime Video only allows to download your purchased videos within the Prime Video app.

How to download purchased Save Purchased Amazon Prime Videos to your local hard drive/USB drive and play them with any video player? Here we will show you the best solution.

First we still want to introduce how to download Amazon Prime Videos with Prime Video app if you don’t mind installing the app.

1. Download Purchased Amazon Prime Videos from the Prime Video app

You can download purchased movie and TV shows on a Fire tablet, iOS, Android, macOS, or Windows with the Prime Video app.

  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.

Cons: If the video leaves Prime Video someday, your downloads will also disappear.

2. Download Purchased Amazon Prime Videos to MP4 with Pazu Prime Video Downloader

If you want to save purchased movies and TV shows on your computer or external hard drive permanently, the best option is Pazu Amazon Prime Video Downloader.

Pazu Amazon Prime Video Downloader is a dedicated software designed for both Mac and Windows users 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, whether purchased/rented movies and TV shows or video catalog included in your Prime membership. 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 purchased Amazon Prime Videos to MP4/MKV.
  • Download rented Amazon Prime Videos to MP4/MKV.
  • Download videos included in Prime Video membership to MP4/MKV.
  • Download Freevee videos to MP4/MKV without ads.
  • 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 the movie or TV show 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(optional)

The default output video format is MP4. Pazu Prime Video Downloader also supports downloading Prime Videos to MKV. To change output format, tap the Gear icon on the top right corner to open Settings.

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.

3. Record Purchased Amazon Prime Videos to MP4 with OBS Studio

You can also use OBS Studio to record purchased Amazon Prime videos. This way you have a digital copy of your purchased content. However, the video recording is in real time and can be very time consuming. In addition, you’ll need to make sure the video streaming screen isn’t interrupted.

Another problem is that you will lose a lot of data, like the audio tracks (ie you lose any surround sound options) and language options.

How to record Purchased Amazon Prime Videos with OBS?

  1. Download, install and run OBS on your Mac or Windows. 
  2. Visit Prime Video in Google Chrome. Log in your account and open the video you want to record.
  3. Click the + icon under the ‘Sources’ window and select Window Capture.
  4. Then select the browser window that is streaming Prime Video
  5. Adjust the red line framed window to record the area you want(otherwise the browser toolbar is also recorded).
  6. Click Settings on the bottom right corner to select video file format, recording path, quality, video encoder, etc.
  7. Play the Prime Video in the browser and click Start Recording button in the bottom right corner to record the video.

If you get the black screen while screen recording, try going into your browser Settings – System and turning off the hardware acceleration when available option. 

Related: More ways to record Amazon Prime Videos