Amazon Expands Prime Video Downloads to iOS and Android Platforms—The First and Only Subscription Streaming Service to Offer This Feature

Prime members can download movies and TV episodes to iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets and Fire devices at no additional charge

Allows for offline viewing—on a plane, in a car, at the beach or wherever members want to watch Prime Video

SEATTLE — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 1, 2015 — Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that Prime members in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Austria will now be able to download movies and TV episodes, including award-winning Amazon Original Series, to iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets for offline viewing, at no additional charge. Amazon Video is the only online subscription streaming video service that enables downloads of titles, meaning unlike other subscription streaming services such as Netflix, Prime members can enjoy movies and TV shows as part of their membership even when they don’t have an internet connection available. For more information and to download the app, visit http://www.amazon.com/GetAndroidVideo and http://amzn.to/1IBFZlU.

Titles available on Prime Video to download for offline viewing include:

  • Drama series such as the Amazon Original Series  Bosch based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling books; the Starz miniseries The White Queen; and hit network shows including 24, Covert Affairs, Downton Abbey, Extant, Grimm, Hannibal, Justified, Mr. Selfridge, Orphan Black, Sons of Anarchy, Teen Wolf, The Americans, The Good Wife, Suits, Under the Dome, Veronica Mars, Vikings, and many more
  • Comedy series including Amazon’s multi-Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated series  Transparent, the Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman comedy  Mozart in the Jungle, and the critically acclaimed comedy created by and starring Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan, Catastrophe
  • Binge-worthy series such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage, Girls, Veep, The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, The Newsroom, and True Blood, among others
  • Kids shows exclusive for Prime members including Amazon Original Series  Wishenpoof!, Creative Galaxy, the 2015 Annie Award-winning animated series for preschoolers  Tumble Leaf, the live-action kids series  Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, and  Annedroids
  • Blockbuster movies including Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Captive, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and The Wolf of Wall Street, in addition to exclusives such as Life After Beth, Palo Alto, Starred Up, The Bling Ring, If I Stay, and The Spectacular Now

“There’s no doubt that the way people watch entertainment is changing—anytime, anywhere viewing is important and we are excited to provide our Prime members with offline viewing capabilities on iOS and Android platforms starting today,” stated Michael Paull, Vice President of Digital Video at Amazon. “We are proud to be the first and only online subscription streaming service that enables offline viewing—on vacation, in a car, at the beach, on a plane, wherever our Prime members want to watch they can, regardless of internet connection.”

Prime members have already been loving video downloads on Fire devices. Here is what they have said:

  • “DOWNLOAD AMAZON PRIME VIDEOS—AWESOME!”
  • “I download Prime TV and movie content for my kids to watch while we are out and about (driving, waiting for sister’s soccer or dance classes, flying, etc.).”
  • “Prime members get to download Prime TV shows, movies, music & books and are able to... wait for it. View, watch and listen OFFLINE!”
  • “I could take videos with me when I had no internet connection, such as in a car. Second, when my kids want to watch videos, I can download their favorites so they won't be hogging the bandwidth at home!”

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