How to Stop Prime Video from Downloading the Next Episode on an iPhone

The Amazon Prime Video app on your iPhone makes it easy for you to stream content if you are a Prime member. Use these steps to stop Prime from automatically downloading the next TV show episode on your iPhone.

  1. Open the Prime Video app.
  2. Choose the My Stuff tab.
  3. Touch the gear icon.
  4. Select the Streaming & Downloading option.
  5. Choose the Auto Downloads option.
  6. Tap the button to the right of Auto Downloads to turn it off.

This article continues below with additional information and pictures for each of the steps.

The Amazon Prime Video service has a large library of movies and TV shows that you can stream as a Prime Video member.

Recently they added a feature where when you start watching a TV show on your iPhone, the app will automatically download the next episode.

While this can be helpful in some situations, you may not want it to happen, or you might be so low on storage space that you don’t want to give up any of it.

Fortunately this auto download option can be turned off. Our guide below will show you how.

How to Disable Auto Download in the Prime Video iPhone App

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.6.1. I am using the most current version of the Prime Video app that was available when this article was written.

Step 1: Open the Prime Video app.

Step 2: Touch the My Stuff tab at the bottom-right of the screen.

select the My Stuff tab

Step 3: Tap the gear icon at the top-right of the screen.

tap the gear icon

Step 4: Select the Streaming & Downloading option at the top of the menu.

choose Streaming and Downloading

Step 5: Touch the Auto Downloads option.

select Auto Downloads

Step 6: Tap the button to the right of Auto Downloads to turn it off.

how to stop Prime Video from automatically downloading episodes

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