Amazon announced this morning that with an update to Amazon Video on Android and iOS, the two platforms are now able to download Prime videos to their device for later offline viewing. The feature means that Prime members can enjoy videos even when they do not have an Internet connection available.
To get the Amazon Video app, you can find it in Amazon Underground for Android and on the iTunes App Store for iOS. If you enable app installs from unknown sources under settings, you will be able to install the app. With the updated app, you can browse available Prime Videos and simply tap the download button on an episode or movie. There is a new menu entry for Downloads, where you can view the Downloaded videos and delete them from your device.
My quick test of a video this morning proved a bit slow. The download progress is available as an app or in the notification bar. For a 23 minute video, it took significantly longer to download the video than it will to watch. If you have a road trip coming up, are commuting the next morning, or are taking the kids somewhere, you might want to load up your device the night before with these offline videos to give them plenty of time to arrive on your device. That same episode was also 122 MB in size, so you may have to manage your file space a little closer if you really want to load up on having videos available offline.
For more information on Prime Downloads, see Amazon’s Feature page.