The battle that is subscription-based online video streaming gets more interesting today as Amazon Video announces an industry first. Available as part of recently updated service and mobile apps, Amazon will now let users download Prime Videos to be played back offline.

Indeed, this is a major move as players like Hulu and Netflix don’t yet offer the capability. Even stuff like that from Google Play Movies and TV require individual purchases or rental. Nobody, today, offers a subscription service for shows and movies that also lets you work offline.

[blockquote author=””]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.[/blockquote]

If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber (you really should be) and want to check out the Prime Video downloads, be sure to update your iOS app or install the standalone video app for Android. Not an Amazon Prime subscriber? Try the service out for 30 days for free!


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