Purchasing and renting digital movies is becoming increasingly more popular with a larger group of people, and there is a large selection of devices on which you can stream those videos. Some apps, such as Amazon Instant, even allow you to download movies to your device so that you can watch them when you are someplace without a good Internet connection, like an airplane. But these video files are very large, and take up a significant percentage of your limited iPad hard drive space. So if you need that space for other things, then you can read below to learn how to delete Amazon Instant videos from your iPad.
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Deleting Movies from Amazon Instant on the iPad App
Note that deleting movies in this way will only delete the downloaded copy from the iPad. You will still be able to stream that video from your Amazon Instant app as you previously had, you will just no longer have access to the local copy on the iPad unless you download it again.
Step 1: Launch the Amazon Instant app.
Step 2: Select the Library option at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Touch the Movies or TV option at the top of the screen, then select the Device option to filter out only those videos that are currently downloaded to your iPad.
Step 4: Touch the image of the downloaded movie that you want to delete.
Step 5: Touch the gray Options button under the Watch Now button.
Step 6: Touch the Confirm Delete button.
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You can also learn how to delete a movie on the iPad if you also have movies that you’ve downloaded from iTunes.
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