How to Download Amazon Prime Movies

Watch your favorite movies and shows offline

Laptop with Prime Video on the screen.

If your form of relaxation is watching TV or movies, it becomes a little more challenging if you choose to go offline. How will you watch them if you have no data signal or internet connection on your smartphone or tablet? Luckily, Amazon Prime allows its customers to view their content offline. Here’s how to download those Amazon Prime movies and watch them anywhere.

Compatible Devices

Amazon doesn’t allow downloading to all devices, so check with the list below before trying to download Amazon Prime movies:

  • Kindle Fire tablets (Except 1st generation)
  • Fire Phone
  • Android smartphones and tablets
  • iOS devices

Before downloading any videos, you’ll need to download and install the Prime Video app, available for Android 4.1 and later and iOS 9.3 and later.

How to Download Amazon Prime Movies You’ve Rented or Purchased

Assuming you’ve already purchased or rented a movie or TV program, you can begin the download process on a supported device as described below:

  1. Make sure you have an internet connection and open the Prime Video app on your device.

  2. Tap the hamburger menu, represented as 3 horizontal lines.

    The main menu in Amazon Prime Video.
  3. Tap Video Library.

    The Video Library in Amazon Prime Video.
  4. Tap either Movies or TV Shows, depending on your desired video.

    Choosing movies or TV shows in Amazon Prime Video.
  5. Find and tap your movie, then tap Download from the menu on the right.

    Selecting to download a movie in Amazon Prime Video.
  6. If you have an SD card installed, you may be asked where you want the video to be saved.

    SD card dialog box in Amazon Prime Video.
  7. Under Download Options, you have a choice between 4 different files sizes:

    • Best: 1 hour of video uses approximately 0.46 GB of data and storage.
    • Better: 1 hour of video uses approximately 0.33 GB of data and storage.
    • Good: 1 hour of video uses approximately 0.27 GB of data and storage.
    • Data Saver: 1 hour of video uses approximately 0.14 GB of data and storage.
    Choosing video quality download in Amazon Prime Video.

    The lower the quality of the download, the lower the video quality.

  8. You should see the video download, with the percentage completed shown on the right.

    The download progress bar in Amazon Prime Video.
  9. Once the download's complete and you’re ready to watch, tap Complete.

    Selecting Complete in Amazon Prime Video.
  10. Tap Take me to the downloads page.

    Selecting take me to the downloads page link in Amazon Prime Video.
  11. If you want to watch it later, tap the hamburger menu.

    The main menu in Amazon Prime Video.
  12. Tap Downloads.

    Selecting Downloads from the menu in Amazon Prime Video.
  13. Tap Play to begin playing any of your downloaded videos.

    Selecting to play a movie in Amazon Prime Video.

How to Download Amazon Prime Videos Included With Prime

  1. Open the Prime Video app.

  2. Tap a video of your choice after scrolling through the Prime Carousel.

    Selecting categories of videos in Amazon Prime Video.
  3. In the video details, tap Download.

    Selecting to download a movie in Amazon Prime Video.
  4. If you have an SD card installed, you may be asked where you want the video to be saved.

    SD card dialog box in Amazon Prime Video.
  5. Under Download Options, you have a choice between 4 different files sizes:

    • Best: 1 hour of video uses approximately 0.46 GB of data and storage.
    • Better: 1 hour of video uses approximately 0.33 GB of data and storage.
    • Good: 1 hour of video uses approximately 0.27 GB of data and storage.
    • Data Saver: 1 hour of video uses approximately 0.14 GB of data and storage.
    Video quality download options in Amazon Prime Video.
  6. Download will begin, with the progress bar on the right.

    Movie download progress in Amazon Prime Video.
  7. Once it is complete and you’re ready to watch, tap Complete.

    Selecting Complete after a movie download in Amazon Prime Video.
  8. Tap Take me to the downloads page.

    Selecting the take me to the downloads page link in Amazon Prime Video.
  9. If you want to watch it later, tap the hamburger menu.

    The main menu in Amazon Prime Video.
  10. Tap Downloads.

    Going to the Downloads menu in Amazon Prime Video.
  11. Tap Play to begin playing any of your downloaded videos.

    Selecting to play a title from the Prime movie offering in Amazon Prime Video.

How to Delete Viewed Amazon Prime Videos

Once you’ve watched those downloaded videos, you can delete them to save space on your device.

  1. Open your Prime Video app.

  2. Tap the hamburger menu.

    The main menu in Amazon Prime Video.
  3. Tap Downloads.

    Going to the Downloads menu in Amazon Prime Video.
  4. To delete a single video, tap the 3 vertical dots on the right side.

    Selecting the vertical menu on a movie in Amazon Prime Video.
  5. Tap Delete download.

    Selecting to delete a download in Amazon Prime Video.
  6. To delete multiple videos, tap Edit.

    Selecting edit in the movies section in Amazon Prime Video.
  7. Tap each video you want to delete, or tap Select all to delete all the videos.

    Selecting movies to bulk delete in Amazon Prime Video.
  8. Tap Delete.

    Selecting delete in bulk movie selection in Amazon Prime Video.