Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service today revealed the ability for its users to download tv programs and movies to an iPhone, iPad, or Android device (through Re/code). The service had formerly supported such a feature, but it was specifically offered for Amazon’s own Fire tablets, with today marking the first growth onto Apple’s smartphones.
The function will let Prime users download video content for later watching when not in direct distance of a trustworthy Wi-Fi connection, however will not be offered for every single program and film currently provided on Amazon Prime Video. The company still asserts to have “thousands” of videos ready to support the brand-new service.
The feature isn’t readily available for each video Amazon streams, because Amazon requires to work out deals with individual content owners (that is– pay them more money). Amazon states it has “thousands” of titles available for download.
And it resembles those titles consist of a quite diverse lineup: There are Amazon’s own home-grown shows, like “Transparent”, naturally. But also providings from CBS (“The Good Better half”), Fox (“Sons of Anarchy”), MGM (“The Appetite Games”) and Paramount (“Star Trek Into Darkness”).
Re/code reports that “in most cases,” users will have 15 to 30 days to view the content once it has been downloaded. Today’s announcement aims to boost Amazon Prime Video– which is bundled into Amazon’s $$ 99/year Prime service– with a function most other streaming services have yet to support.
Users can download the updated app– now called “Amazon Video”– from the App Store for complimentary [Direct Link]