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Prime extends free vid downloads to iOS and Android

Amazon's Alpha House

Amazon’s Alpha House

Amazon Prime members in the US, UK, Germany and Austria will now be able to download movies and TV episodes to iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets for offline viewing, at no additional charge.

Amazon Video is the only online subscription streaming video service that enables downloads of titles, meaning unlike other subscription streaming services, Prime members can enjoy movies and TV shows as part of their membership even when they don’t have an internet connection available.

“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,” comments Michael Paull, Vice President of Digital Video at Amazon. “We are proud to be the first and only online subscription streaming service that enables offline viewing—on vacation, in a car, at the beach, on a plane, wherever our Prime members want to watch they can, regardless of internet connection.”

Matt Stagg, Senior Manager Network Strategy, EE, will be discussing ‘The Future of 4G Video Delivery’ at this year’s Content Delivery World (5th – 7th October, 2015, Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London)

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