When you own a digital copy of a movie or TV show, then you are likely to encounter a time where you want to watch it on a phone, tablet or computer. When you are connected to the Internet, then easiest way to do this is usually by simply streaming the movie. But if you are in a situation where you don’t have Internet access, or if you don’t want to use the data on your data plan, then a simple way to watch a video from Amazon Instant on your iPhone 5 is to download it to the device.
Watching Amazon Instant Videos on the iPhone 5 Without Being Online
You are going to have to be online at some point in order to download the movie, as it is originating from the Internet. So it’s best if you have the ability to plan when you will want to watch the movie without an Internet connection so that you have time to download it to your iPhone. But once the video is downloaded to your iPhone, you will be able to watch it through the Amazon Instant app on your phone without having an Internet connection.
Step 1: Launch the Amazon Instant app.
Step 2: Select the Library tab at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Select the movie that you want to download to your iPhone 5.
Step 4: Touch the Download button at the right side of the screen. Note that many video files are very large, and will require a lot of free space on your device.
You can view the progress of the download on this screen. Large videos can take over an hour to download, depending upon your Internet connection screen.
Amazon Prime can also be accessed from this app, and gives you a large library of streaming videos that you can watch, similar to Netflix. You also get free two-day shipping on products sold by Amazon. Find out more about Amazon Prime here.
If you don’t have a lot of free space on your iPhone, then deleting songs can help to free up some space. Find out how to delete a song on the iPhone 5.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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