How to Download an Amazon Prime Movie or TV Show on Your iPhone

Amazon Prime members have long been able to stream Prime videos through the Amazon Video apps on their iPhones. So if you wanted to watch a movie or TV show episode on your iPhone, all that you needed was a Wi-Fi connection. But if you wanted to watch those videos when you couldn’t get on a wireless network, then you would not be able to do so. Purchased Amazon Instant videos could be downloaded to iPhones, but not the videos that were part of the Amazon Prime subscription.

Amazon recently updated their iPhone app, however, to allow Prime members to download Prime videos to the device. So once you have installed the most current version of the Amazon Video app, then you can follow the steps in the guide below to start downloading these movies and TV shows directly to your phone.


Downloading an Amazon Prime Video to an iPhone

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8.4. The version of the Amazon Video app being used was the most current version available at the time this article was written (September 1, 2015). This feature was not added into the Amazon Video app until September 1, 2015, so you will need to have updated the app since then in order to perform the steps in this guide. You can learn how to find and install app updates with this article.

Downloaded movies and TV shows can be very large in size, so you may want to clear out some old apps and files before trying to download videos. This guide will walk you through a few of the more common items you may want to delete.


  • Step 1: Open the Amazon Instant app.
  • open the amazon video app



  • Step 2: Find the Prime movie or TV show that you wish to download.
  • browse to the prime video to download



  • Step 3: Tap the download icon to the right of the movie or TV show episode to download it.

tap the download button



Once the download has completed, the video will be available for you to watch when you do not have an Internet connection.


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