Amazon today made fairly the leap in its war with Netflix after starting to permit both iOS and Android users to download films and TV programs to their devices for offline watching. Prior to today, streaming was the only method to enjoy material via Amazon Prime.

The move, in which iOS and Android users can watch content even when they do not have a web connection, suggests that Amazon Prime now has a really genuine, marketable benefit over the likes of Netflix which doesn’t yet enable the offline saving of content for later playback.

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Amazon currently enabled owners of its Amazon Fire tablets and smartphones to conserve motion pictures and TV programs for offline watching, however the transfer to bring the very same function to iOS and Android implies that a much larger part of Amazon Prime’s user base can now benefit from a function that can be a huge deal to some individuals. Think of being on a long flight and being able to watch a series of a TELEVISION program without needing to pay for the airline company’s pricey WiFi access, for example. Sounds good right?

The drawback right here is that not all content is readily available for offline watching, suggesting that the old licensing issue is as soon as again raising its head above the parapet. Although not all content will be offered ideal away, that doesn’t imply that Amazon will not be able to twist the arm of media companies in the future, and with Amazon now making more and more of its own content, the issue will no doubt lessened as time progresses anyway. Still it deserves examining that the content you desire is in fact offered for offline watching before getting too giddy.

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Amazon Prime costs $ 99 per year and consists of faster shipping from amazon too, making it rather great value if you’re a frequent Amazon consumer.

And let us be honest, who isn’t really?

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