When it comes to enjoying Amazon Prime TV shows and series on a device with a large screen, the iPad emerges as the perfect choice, blending portability with ample display size. However, you have to make sure your iPad is connected to the internet, which becomes apparent when you find yourself on a plane or a field trip without internet access. In such situations, your only option is to play local video content.
But fret not! Here comes an ultimate guide on how to download and watch Amazon Prime TV shows and series on your iPad, and watch them offline on iPad. Let's rock and roll!
Download Amazon Prime Movies on iPad via Official App
You can download Amazon Prime movies on your iPad using the official app. Whether it's rented or purchased movies or titles included with your Prime Video membership, the following guide will walk you through the simple steps to watch Amazon Prime video offline.
Download Rented or Purchased Movies
Before downloading Amazon Prime rented or purchased movies, ensure that you have purchased or rented the movie you desire. You can access them by navigating to “My Stuff”, located in the bottom right corner of the Prime Video.
Additionally, make sure your device is running iPadOS 14.0 or a later version to ensure compatibility and access to the necessary features within the Amazon Prime app.
- Be aware that you can only download the rented Amazon movie once during the 30-day validity period after payment. Once you download it locally, you will have 48 hours to watch it. Please be careful to choose the right time to download it, in case you find it has expired and you need to rent it again when you want to watch it.
- Purchased videos at a higher price are not bound by the above restrictions.
Here's the tutorial for downloading those movies:
Step 1. Tap "My Stuff", and you will see all your purchased or rented movies.
Step 2. Tap the movies you want to download, and then the detail page of the movies will pop up.
Step 3. Tap the "Download" button. You can choose the resolution of the movie to be downloaded. Please make sure you have reserved the appropriate storage space on your iPad before downloading.
Best: 1 hour of video uses approximately 6.84 GB of storage.
Better: 1 hour of video uses approximately 1.40 GB of storage.
Good: 1 hour of video uses approximately 0.38 GB of storage.
Once the download is completed, you can view those movies in "Downloads", which lies at the left of "My Stuff".
Your rented movies will expire in 48 hours after you start watching them, while your purchased movies will be permanently stored on your iPad.
If you are searching for a quick fix of the expiration issue, just click here.
Download Movies Included with Prime
If you are in a Prime Video membership, you are able to watch all videos that are marked “Included with Prime". And the detail page will indicate whether the content is available for download. For those videos that are not available for download, you can get them by renting or purchasing them and then download to your iPad.
For those videos that are available for download, please follow the steps below.
Step 1. Tap a movie marked "Included with Prime" or directly search the movie you want.
Step 2. Tap "Download" on the detail page
Choose resolution of the movie to be downloaded. Click here to see storage space occupied by different resolution.
You can then view the downloaded prime movies in "Downloads" which is at left of "My Stuff".
You can watch your downloaded videos within 30 days of downloading them, and once you start, you typically have 48 hours to watch them.
Download Amazon Prime Movies to iPad via Downloader
As mentioned earlier, movies downloaded from the Amazon Prime app have a time limit and will expire within 48 hours once you start watching them. Therefore, to retain Amazon Prime movies permanently, users are required to purchase them. However, there is an alternative solution available. By using a professional third-party downloader like MovPilot Amazon Prime Video Downloader, users can easily download Amazon Prime movies to permanent MP4/MKV files.
MovPilot Amazon Prime Video Downloader helps you download all the free movies provided on Freevee even if your account doesn't have a Prime or Prime Video membership subscription, while Amazon doesn't offer such a feature. Besides, you can download any Amazon Prime videos as MP4 files in only a few steps, and then transfer them to your iPad, iPhone, or any other mobile device to enjoy them offline even without Wi-Fi.
- Download Prime videos to FHD MP4/MKV at a fast speed
- No quantity limit for downloading Amazon Prime videos
- Reserve original sounds of Amazon movies and support surround sound
- Download Amazon videos with multi-language subtitles
- Grab Amazon videos without the Amazon Prime Video app
This tutorial is for educational purposes only. It’s strictly prohibited to copy and distribute the recorded Amazon Prime video files for commercial usage.
Step 1. Download, install, and launch MovPilot Amazon Prime Video Downloader.
Step 2. Choose your region, and log in to your Amazon account.
Step 3. Search for Prime movies you want by entering keywords or directly pasting the URL in the search bar.
Amazon does not offer the same content in each region, and you can only download content that corresponds to the account and region information.
Step 4. Press the download button to start downloading.
Step 5. Transfer downloaded movies to your iPad.
If you downloaded Amazon Prime movies to macOS devices, just use AirDrop to transfer the movie in following steps:
Right-click on the file.
Click "Share" and then "AirDrop".
Choose your iPad on the Pop-up page.
Wait for the transfer to complete.
If you downloaded the movie to Windows devices, you will need help from iTunes:
Connect your iPad to your PC.
Click the "iPad icon" and click "Movies" .
Press "Win+E" to open Windows File Explorer, find and choose the movie and click "Open".
Then wait for the transfer to complete.
Thus, you can enjoy any Amazon Prime Movies on your iPad.
Amazon allows you to rent, purchase and subscribe to Prime and Prime Video to access a wide variety of premium movies and shows. The above tutorial in the article will help you understand how to download them to your iPad for offline viewing. However, the videos downloaded from the Prime Video app will expire in a short period of time. Then using MovPilot Amazon Video Downloader to download movies to your computer and transfer them to your iPad is also a great option.