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Amazon Prime Streaming Now Supports Offline Playback

A photo showing the Amazon Fire TV interface
Sean Fang Sat, 05/09/2015 - 12:29

Amazon's Netflix competitor, Amazon Prime Video (recently renamed from Amazon Prime Instant Video) now has a new feature that Netflix fans will definitely want - offline playback mode.

Amazon has announced that selected titles from the Prime library ("thousands" at the time of writing, according to an Amazon spokesperson) can now be downloaded for offline playback. Not all titles will support this feature, as it depends on the specific licensing agreement Amazon has made with the title's rights-holders.

Amazon's original shows like the award winning 'Transparent' and 'Bosch' will all support this feature, network shows such as 'Under the Dome' and 'Hannibal' as will some high profile movies such as 'Star Trek Into Darkness' and 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire', the latter is set to leave Netflix at the end of the month due to Netflix's deal with Epix coming to an end.

When a compatible title (marked with a "download" option) is downloaded, users will have up to 30 days to watch the title before the download expires. There is also a maximum number of titles that can be stored as offline downloads at any one time. Once downloaded, the titles can be watched even without an active Internet connection, something that Netflix only last years said was "never going to happen" for their streaming service.


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