No connection? No Amazon device? Prime Video says no problem
September 1, 2015 - Kindle Unlimited
Being member of Amazon Prime now means your film won’t stop only since your mobile tie does.
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Prime members in a US, UK, Germany and Austria can now download cinema and TV shows to mobile inclination even if they’re regulating Apple iPhones and iPads or phones using on Google’s Android software, Amazon pronounced Tuesday.
The online sell hulk formerly authorised people who have a Fire inscription — partial of a company’s possess line of inclination — to watch offline.
By expanding a capability to Apple and Android mobile devices, a association is radically charity a underline on a tip of consumers’ wish lists to nearly everybody who uses a smartphone. It also ratchets adult Amazon Prime Video’s competitiveness contra bigger opposition Netflix. Prime is Amazon’s $99-a-year membership use that is best famous for giveaway two-day shipping, though a Prime subscription also gives members a horde of other perks, including a streaming video service. Netflix is estimated to have some-more members and so distant has garnered some-more awards for a strange shows, though expanding a offline underline gives Amazon Prime Video a offered indicate that Netflix doesn’t match.
“There’s no doubt that a approach people watch party is changing — anytime, anywhere observation is important,” Michael Paull, clamp boss of digital video during Amazon, pronounced in a statement.
Titles accessible for download to watch offline embody Amazon strange array like “Transparent,” a company’s many awarded uncover to date; episodes from past seasons of HBO programs like “Girls” and “True Blood;” other strike shows in Amazon’s catalog like “Downton Abbey,” “Orphan Black” and “The Americans;” and cinema like “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
To download videos, Prime members must initial download a Amazon Video app.
Netflix mouthpiece Anne Marie Squeo pronounced that a ability to tide anywhere, interjection to climbing Internet speeds and some-more Wi-Fi availability, dampens a need to download. “Our concentration is on delivering a good streaming experience,” she said.
This story primarily referred to Amazon’s tablets as Kindle Fire devices, though a association now sells them as simply Fire tablets.
Update, 11:40 a.m. PT:Adds criticism from Netflix.