14 January 2021
Amazon has finally released the Prime Video application for Windows 10 users. It will work with all Windows 10 devices including laptops, desktops, tablets, and convertibles. The app works the way one would expect it to work, especially if you have already used the Android or iOS app. The best part is that the app brings offline video download support to PCs.
Once the app has been installed from the Microsoft Store, the first step is to log in to your Amazon Prime Video account. The home screen of the app is identical to the website version of the service. It means you will get to see a carousel of featured content on the top followed by a row of shows/movies that you have been watching. Next up, you will see the usual sections based on genres, language, and other criteria to help you find new shows and movies to watch.
The left sidebar has further options like Home, TV Shows, Movies, Kids, Downloads, Your Watchlist, and app settings. The last one is where a user can choose the offline video download quality. There are three choices Good, Better, and Best which is similar to smartphone apps. The "Best" one is said to consume about 2.4GB of data per hour.
Any supported movie or TV show can be downloaded by clicking on the download icon next to it. It will instantly start downloading the content in the quality chosen by you. All of currently downloading as well as already downloaded content can be checked by clicking the Downloads option. From here, a user can choose to play downloaded content as well as delete the ones that are not needed anymore.
As said in the beginning, Amazon Prime Video app for Windows is available for free download via the Microsoft Store. It is a lightweight app which means it should not take much time for it to get downloaded and installed.
- Amazon Prime Video | Windows | Universal App | Windows Store, Free