Watch Movies & TV Shows
- From the Videos Home screen, navigate to a Prime Carousel such as Recently Added to Prime or Top Prime Movies and TV.
- Locate the movie or TV show you want to watch.
- Select the video artwork to start streaming the movie or TV show at no additional cost.
- To stream a video, tap the title of the video you want to watch, and then tap the Watch Now or Resume (if you previously didn’t finish the video) to begin streaming the movie or TV show.
- To download your video, tap the Download button.
Note: Not all videos available in the Prime Video store are Included with Prime. With an active Amazon Prime membership, you can stream videos Included with Prime, and download select videos Included with Prime for offline viewing.
It’s clear that Amazon Prime has come a long way since it was first introduced. Some of its TV shows and movies won awards, and you can watch all of them through this service. In case you missed something you would like to watch later, you can use s third party app to download any video or movie you want to your PC or Mac computer. We’ll explain how everything works in more details in the article below.
Watch Movies Without a Subscription with PlayOn
Amazon Prime has introduced a new feature called “Free with Ads” recently. It allows you to watch over 5,000 movies and 1,000 TV shows without a subscription. If you use a program to record the screen, you can watch the film later on without the ads. We recommend that you use PlayOn to capture videos on Amazon Prime. You can quickly record and download any movie or tv show, and you can watch it later from virtually any device.
Download a Movie and Watch It As Many Times As You Want
The PlayOn app allows you to move the videos you have downloaded from Amazon Prime to any other device to watch later on. That’s great when you don’t have the time to finish a TV series or a movie you paid for. Record it and save it for later. The app will download the video in MP4 format that’s supported by all devices. You can even stream the movies from your consoles or Chromecast.
The PlayOn Desktop app allows you to download as many movies and TV shows as you want. You can try it for five free recordings, but you’ll have to spend some money if you intend to keep using the app. Keep your eye on the official website because you can find all kinds of sales, discounts, and deals there. PlayOn can help you download everything you like from Amazon Prime without putting you or your devices at risk.
Download Movies to Your PC with UkeySoft
UkeySoft is one of the most efficient online video recording programs you can get today. It can capture any video on Amazon Prime, but you can also use to record movies on Hulu, YouTube, iTunes, Vimeo, NetFlix, and many other services. What’s great about this app is that it can record in HD resolution and you can choose the format of the video you want to download. The options include MP4, MOV, AVI, TS, WMV, and many others.
How It Works
UkeySoft is easy to work with because it displays all of your options before you download a video. The process looks like this:
- Install and open UkeySoft on your PC.
- Select the area of the screen you want to capture.
- Select the audio input channel. Use the best settings for the best sound quality.
- Set the downloaded format of the video.
- Record the movie or TV show you want on Amazon Prime.
- Edit the downloaded video with the provided tools.
As you can see, you can record and download any video on Amazon Prime with this app, and you can also add some effects and edit the video how you like it.
Download Amazon Prime Movies with FonePaw Screen Recorder
FonePaw Screen Recorder is another program that will help you download your favorite shows from Amazon Prime. It gives you some useful options for downloading videos. For example, you can choose the input and output sound and the resolution of each video FonePaw also has other useful options.
The app also allows you to record only a part of your screen. You can select the download format of the ripped videos and choose between the standard MP4, F4V, MOV, and AVI. The process looks like this:
- Download the Screen Recorder and run it.
- Find the video you want to download on Amazon Prime and hit record.
- Input the required information and select the quality of the downloaded video.
- Start the recording and click save when you are done.
- Watch the downloaded videos at any time.
Transfer Your Downloads to Any Device
All of the screen recording programs covered in this article have the option to download videos you want to watch later. Since you get to choose the size, format, and the quality of each download, you can select specific formats you can then view on other devices.
Apps like these can be especially useful if you spend a lot of time traveling and don’t have too much time to watch movies on Amazon Prime. Try them, and might never go back to watching movies online.
Want to download a movie from Amazon Prime Video? Going somewhere without internet or traveling and want something to watch? This tutorial will show you how to download a movie to your device for later viewing.
Amazon Prime Video is now a solid competitor to Hulu and Netflix and offers a little more too. The categories have been fleshed out, the company is making its own content, investing heavily in streaming and doing everything it can to be a competitor in the streaming space.
Like Netflix and the others, Amazon Prime Video would prefer you stream the content and stay within the platform rather than download to your device. By keeping you on the platform, they can control what you do and how you do it. Allowing you to download content means they don’t get analytics from your activities and risk losing control of the content to piracy.
Downloading from Amazon Prime Video
Streaming services do allow you to download certain titles to your device but not all of them. Presumably this is a licensing issue rather than arbitrary rule but you never seem to know until you check the title itself. There are ways you can download those titles that aren’t specifically downloadable though. Just be aware that it is very likely against Amazon Prime Video’s T&Cs.
To download legitimately:
- Open Amazon Prime Video and browse to a title.
- Open the title and look at the details. If it says Included with Prime Video and has a Download button, you can legitimately download it.
- Hit the button and download the movie.
It is very hit and miss as to which movies and other titles you can download and which you cannot. Netflix and Hulu are the same which is why I think it likely to be down to licensing rather than anything else.
Once downloaded, the movie will appear in your device’s Downloads folder. Your time is finite though as this download will disappear after a set period of time. You should receive a notification before it times out but bear it in mind that you don’t get to keep it forever. You will have to buy the DVD or buy the title separately for that!
Downloading movies from digital stores or streaming services
There are other ways to download movies from Amazon Prime Video but they aren’t legal. You can use screen recording software, web apps that offer to download movies for you and likely other ways too. While illegal, it is sometimes necessary in order to maintain access to the content you pay for.
As someone who was around before streaming was a thing, before iTunes, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and the others cam along, you bought a hard copy of your media and you kept it. Then digital streaming came along and all that changed. Now you still hit a ‘Buy’ button but you don’t actually get to buy the media. You rent it.
Not everyone realizes that even though the button says Buy and the marketing implies you own the media, you don’t. You license it for use on the device or service it comes with. As soon as the studio or production company behind the media decides it’s time to rebrand it and monetize it all over again, they withdraw the media and it disappears from your device.
For example, in Amazon Prime Video’s terms of service, you see:
‘i. Availability of Purchased Digital Content. Purchased Digital Content will generally continue to be available to you for download or streaming from the Service, as applicable, but may become unavailable due to potential content provider licensing restrictions or for other reasons, and Amazon will not be liable to you if Purchased Digital Content becomes unavailable for further download or streaming.’
This is not unique to Amazon Prime Video and is not hidden in any way. In fact, Amazon’s terms are actually easy to read and to understand if you have the patience to do it. Apple has very similar terms here. Netflix is similar here.
The entire industry is massively biased in favor of the studios. You are fooled into thinking you are buying content to own and are in fact, merely renting it. It is apparently not against the law to fool you this way either as it should be ’widely understood’ that digital purchases of this nature may be transient due to actions outside the vendor’s hands.
So while you may want to support these services, play by the rules, pay for your content instead of pirate it and do what is right, the industry is still intent on ripping you off!