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What is the Download Limit on Amazon Prime Video?

Amazon Prime Video was launched as Amazon Unbox in September 2006 and has since expanded its service to more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

In this article, we’re going to talk about the Amazon Prime Video download limit and also a few other downloads related topics surrounding the streaming service.

You might already know this, but for the newbie’s here, Amazon lets you download most of the videos — Tv shows, movies, documentaries — which are available for offline viewing on your device via the Prime video app.

However, there are a few restrictions related to the number of videos you can download and store on your device at once as well as some other restrictions that you want to read; especially in case you’re going to be travelling, or in areas with spotty networks.

Even if your country’s data plans are costly, you can use free public/corporate WiFi and download several hours of entertainment to help you while on the move.

Before we jump into the Amazon Prime Video download limit, we’ll be talking about one other restriction, followed by some tips and tricks related to Amazon Prime Video downloads that you might find interesting.

Also read: Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video vs Hotstar vs YouTube Premium

How many devices can view videos at the same time on a single account?

Amazon Prime Videos lays restrictions on the number of devices that can stream videos from the same Amazon Prime account at the same time.

You’re only allowed to view three different titles (videos) at the same time using the same Amazon account. Users can also only watch the same video on two different devices at once.

What is the download limit on Amazon Prime Video?

Amazon Prime Video download limitOne thing to note here is that not all of the content will be available for download. The content available for download will indicate so on their detail page with a download icon on the right of the video’s title.

Another thing to note is that you won’t be able to copy the downloaded videos or watch them outside of Prime Video app.

According to the company, you can download a maximum of either 15 or 25 total Prime Video titles (depending on your region) at once across all the devices connected to the same Amazon account. You can only download available content on two devices at a time.

Once the video has is downloaded, you can view it even if there is no internet connection on your device.

Also read: How to cancel your Amazon Prime Video subscription?

How long is the downloaded title available to watch?

The downloaded videos on your Amazon prime account won’t stay there forever, but you have a limited viewing period which will vary video to video.

Once you download a video, you’ll have 30 days to begin watching the video. Once you’ve started the video, you’ll have about 48 hours before your device will be required to connect to the internet again to refresh the video.

You can find the downloaded titles in your Amazon Prime Video app menu under Downloads. Once you’re done watching, you can delete the download from the video detail page.

Also read: What is the Download Limit for Netflix and tips & tricks

How to download the videos to my SD card/external storage?

What is the Download Limit on Amazon Prime Video and tips and tricksInternal memory is used by most of the apps and the system too, leaving some of it empty is always a good idea for your device to perform efficiently. So, if you have the option of external storage, then you should store your downloaded Prime Videos there using the following steps:

  • Go to the menu on Prime Video app and tap on Settings located near the bottom of the menu
  • Then tap on Stream & Download
  • In the next menu tap on the toggle switch on (it’ll turn orange) besides Download Videos to SD Card located near the bottom of the screen

Now all the videos you download on Amazon Prime Video app will be stored in your external memory. You can delete all the videos downloaded to your SD card at once using the option located at the bottom of the same screen.

Also read: 10 must-watch Amazon Originals on Prime Video

How to control the streaming and download quality of the videos?

If you want to change the streaming or downloading quality of your Amazon Prime Video app, then you need to follow these steps:

  • Go to the menu on Prime Video app and tap on Settings located near the bottom of the menu
  • Then tap on Stream & Download
  • The first and second options on this new screen are Streaming Quality and Download Quality
  • Tap on the one you wish to change, and you’ll see five choices, choose the one that suits your needs

The new screen will present you with four quality options and one other command in either of the two — streaming or download quality:

  • Best – 1 hour uses about 0.46GB of data
  • Better – 1 hour uses about 0.26GB of data
  • Good – 1 hour uses about 0.18GB of data
  • Data Saver – 1 hour uses about 0.12GB of data
  • Use the highest quality when on WiFi (Streaming Quality)
  • Always Ask – Select quality for every download (Download Quality)

Related read: Netflix subscription fee in USA, India and Australia.

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  • Thank you but no one ever explains what regions get 15 and what regions get 25. That is a big difference and it would be helpful to know this ahead of time to plan downloads.

    • Hello Amy,

      I understand it can be frustrating. So, in most of the cases that we’ve seen till now, Amazon allows users to download 25 videos at once. If you’re only able to download 15, kindly mention it here alongside your geolocation (country) — if you’re comfortable disclosing that. Might help other readers who come across this article.

      Anyways, thanks for the comment.

      • I seem to only be able to download 3….. and I am in Canada. I have no downloads on my phone, and I put 3 feature length movies on my ipad and trying to get a 4th it said I reached the download limit.

        • Hello Alex,

          There are two applicable scenarios here:
          1.) Since you’re downloading on the iPad, I’m assuming there is no external storage available. Prime Video stops future downloads if your device’s free storage goes down to about 10-15%. So, you can check if that’s the case else;
          2.) It’s also possible that the download limit for feature-length movies in Canada is set to 3 by the company. Amazon mentions a “maximum limit of 15 and 25”, but there is no lower limit specified. You can try downloading shorter episodes of your preferred series to test whether this applies only to movies or to your subscription as a whole.

          I’ve also started downloading feature-length movies to test if there has been a change in the download limit for Prime Video and will update the article tomorrow if I find any.

          Can you please share the video quality that you set for your downloads?

          I’d really appreciate it if you could come back and tell me whether any of this worked and helped solve your issue or not. Thank you for the comment.

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