How to Save Amazon Movies to External Hard Drive [100% Working]

You can easily save movies from Amazon Prime Video to your external hard drive with the help with this post.
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While enjoying movies on Amazon, the official allows you to download Amazon Prime videos offline to have smoother movie playback without any network errors happening. However, Prime Video on your PC saves the downloads on the C drive by default, which may get storage full easily after downloading serval series.
Today, this article will show you 2 practical ways to save Amazon Prime videos to a hard drive successfully. The first one is to rip videos from Prime Video as MP4 and save them on your hard drive. And the second one is to change the downloads location of the Prime Video app location on your computer so that all downloads on the app will be on your external hard drive.

1. How to Save Amazon Movies to External Hard Drive as MP4 Files? [Mac and Windows]

It's been mentioned that if you need to save Amazon Prime videos to hard drive, the first thing they need to do is to remove the protection on Amazon videos, then convert them to MP4, the format that can be supported by all hard drives. To do it, the professional Amazon Prime video downloader, MovPilot, is the best tool that you can't miss.

Section 1: Download Amazon Prime Video on Computer

MovPilot Amazon Prime Video Downloader can powerfully work for both Windows and Mac users to remove DRM protection from all Amazon Prime movies, then convert them to the common MP4 or MKV files for keeping offline without quality loss. You can also freely select the audios or subtitles you need to download with Amazon Prime movies, then by transferring the movies to a hard drive, you can have an enjoyable offline playback experience at any time and anywhere you want.
Key Features:
  • Downloads all Amazon Prime videos in full HD 1080P
  • Converts Amazon Prime movies to MP4/MKV
  • Saves original subtitles and audio in the languages you want
  • Preserve subtitles as soft subtitles, hard subtitles or external subtitles
  • Offers fast downloading speed to batch download Amazon Prime videos
Here's how to Download Amazon Prime Videos to Hard Drive

Step 1. Install MovPilot Amazon Prime Video Downloader and Sign in

Before getting started, install MovPilot Amazon Prime Video Downloader on your Windows or Mac computer, then open the software, select the Amazon website you are using and sign in with your Amazon account on the home screen.
Step 2. Search for Amazon Prime Movies to Download Offline
Then use the in-built search function to enter keywords or URLs to find the Amazon Prime videos you want to download offline.
Step 3. Open Settings to Adjust Output Parameters
Now just click the setting icon provided on the top-right corner, then you can open the "Setting" windows to change the "Output Format", "Output Quality", and the language for both the "Audio" and "Subtitle". The subtitle type can also be selected if you need it.

Helpful Tip:

If your hard drive has already been connected to your computer, you can just change the output folder to it and all the downloads from the downloader will be on your hard drive.

Step 4. Download Amazon Prime Movies to MP4 Files
When you have finished the settings, go back to the video results and click the "Download" button, then MovPilot Amazon Prime Video Downloader will start downloading the movies for you. You can track the downloading condition and see the downloaded movies in "History".

Section 2: Move Amazon Prime Videos to External Hard Drive

If you didn't connect your hard drive and change the output folder before downloading Amazon Prime videos, you can follow the guide here to move them to it. When MovPilot Amazon Prime Video Downloader has finished downloading the movies from Amazon, just go to the output folder and then insert your hard drive into the computer. Then you can import it to any device to enjoy the movie playback without using the Amazon app anymore. Here shows you the way to move Amazon Prime videos to the external hard drive on both Windows and Mac.
On Windows
Step 1. You can directly insert the hard drive into your Windows computer. If the device lacks the port to read the hard drive, you will need an adapter to help.
Step 2. Then open "This PC" and select the folder of the hard drive.
Step 3. Directly drag the files from the output folder of MovPilot Amazon Prime Video Downloader to the hard drive folder, then you can easily get them saved for playback on all devices once plugged into the hard drive.
Open Hard Drive
On Mac
Generally, your external hard drive will be compatible with your Mac. But if you are using a drive formatted in NTFS, HFS+ or other formats not compatible with macOS, you'd better use a compatible one or change the format of your HD.
Step 1. Firstly, connect your external hard drive to your Mac with a USB cable. It will show up if it's compatible with your Mac.
Step 2. When your Mac detects the hard drive, open its folder.
Step 3. Simply find the downloaded Amazon Prime movies and move them to the folder to keep on the hard drive directly.
Mac Move Video to Hard Drive

2. How to Download Amazon Prime Video to External Hard Drive? [Officially on Windows]

If you don't want to use another software to save Amazon Prime movies to hard drive, you can use the official download function that Amazon has provided to Windows users to save the Amazon Prime movies offline, then transfer them to the hard drive directly. Here will show you the way to do it with the official download feature but not using third-party software.
Tip: Mac users can't do it because the download function is not supported on Mac computers now.
Step 2. Go to "System" and open the "Storage" option.
Step 1. Press "Windows" + "I" keys to open "Settings" on your computer.
Step 3. Now, you need to click "More storage settings" and select "Change where new content is saved".
Step 4. Select the hard drive and save the change, then when you download new Amazon Prime movies on the computer, they will be saved to the newly-set path directly.


But it doesn't recommend you to change the path for saving the newly-downloaded content because this change may easily cause some unexpected errors while running your computer or some apps.

Another thing you need to pay attention that is, although you can use the official method to download Amazon Prime movies on Windows, and save them to hard drive, you are still facing the limitations set by Amazon, like not all the movies supported to be downloaded, or they need the Amazon platform to process the playback even the resources have been saved to the hard drive. As a result, the Amazon Prime movie playback is still limited and you can't enjoy them freely as they want offline.


To conclude, if you want to save Amazon Prime movies to hard drive, a safe and professional way is to remove DRM from the resources and convert them to common MP4 files offline. In this way, no matter saves them to the hard drive or other devices, Amazon will not limit you anymore. Now, just try MovPilot Amazon Prime Video Downloader, a helpful and reliable software to download all Amazon Prime movies offline.
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