How to Store Amazon Prime Video in HDD

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Amazon Prime Video, or simply Prime video, is Amazon’s subscription video-on-demand and rental service offering popular movies and TV shows, which you can enjoy as part of an Amazon Prime subscription.

The Amazon Prime Video online streaming service offers many features. For example, you can choose the video quality, personalize your recommended content, navigate the easy-to-use interface, as well as download content.

The safest and easiest way to download videos from Amazon Prime Video is to use approved devices by Amazon, which include the Fire tablet, or the Amazon Prime Video app for iOS, Android, macOS, or Windows 10.

Rules for watching downloaded Amazon Prime Video content

You can watch the downloaded videos offline. However, you can’t watch them outside of the Amazon Prime Video platform because they are encrypted.

However, there are certain limitations to watching a downloaded video. You can download a maximum of 15-25 video titles across all devices on one Amazon account.

Additionally, once you download a video, you have 30 days to start watching it, and after you start watching, you have 48 hours to finish watching it.

So, you might be wondering if it’s possible to somehow transfer downloaded Amazon videos to an HDD (external hard drive).

There are some tools on the internet that allow you to download Amazon Prime Video content and transfer them to any desired location, such as an external hard drive.

Before we continue explaining the tools, we must emphasize that Amazon Prime doesn’t allow saving downloaded videos to a USB drive or HDD.

How to Store Amazon Prime Video in HDD

Disclaimer: We do not encourage piracy. Piracy is illegal, and we do not take any responsibility if the given information is used for piracy.

How to store Amazon Prime Video in an external hard drive

There are several third-party tools available you can choose from.

  1. TuneBoto

TuneBoto is a great software that helps you download Amazon Prime Video content and transfer it to any location you want. To download videos with TuneBoto.

  1. Download and install the TuneBoto Amazon Prime Video downloader.
  2. Open TuneBoto and go to Output Settings to select the format in which you would want your video to be downloaded. You can also select the video format, audio type, subtitles, etc.
  3. Search for the video title and enter the video link from the Amazon Prime Video website to download it.
  4. And that’s it! Now, you have the video downloaded and can move it to an external hard drive or any other location.

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  1. PlayOn

PlayOn is another third-party web tool that lets you record and download videos from Amazon Prime Video. You can also use the PlayOn mobile app to download and transfer videos.

Follow these steps for downloading movies and TV shows from Amazon Prime Video on PlayOn:

  1. Download and install the PlayOn Cloud application on your desktop or mobile phone. You can download it both from the Apple Store or Google Play Store.
  2. Choose the streaming service from which you want to download content - Amazon Prime Video.
  3. Search and select the video you want to download.
  4. Click or tap on the record button next to the video. Your video file will download automatically.

Now you can transfer the video to your HDD.

  1. UkeySoft

UkeySoft is an easy-to-use and effective screen recording software. It lets you record your screen and save the recording in MP4, MKV, GIF, or other formats. You can also download videos while at the same time watching them on Amazon Prime Video.

Here’s how to use it:

  1. Download and install the UkeySoft tool.
  2. Then open Amazon Prime Video in a browser.
  3. Find and open a video on Prime Video. Before you start playing it, open UkeySoft and select the output setting of your choice.
  4. Then click on the ‘Record’ button to start recording.
  5. When you finish watching the video, click on ‘Stop recording’. Your video recording will be saved to your selected output location, i.e. HDD.
  1. TunePat

The TunePat is a dedicated Amazon Video Downloader that lets you download videos in MP4 or MKV format. The downloaded videos are then transferable across devices.

  1. Download and install TunePat on Mac or Windows.
  2. Open TunePat and log into your Amazon account. Simply enter any word in the search box, and when the login window pops up, enter your account info.
  3. Customize your output settings by selecting the output format, output quality, etc. in the General Settings windows.
  4. Find a video in the Amazon Prime Video web player. Copy the video's link or enter the video's name to the search box, and click ‘Enter’. The software will display the video or all the related videos.
  5. Click on the ‘Download’ button next to the video. Once the video downloads, you find it in the output folder.
  6. Transfer the downloaded video file to your external hard drive.

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How to download videos on the Amazon Prime Video app

You can also download videos on the Amazon Prime Video app, but Amazon only allows you to download to approved devices like mobiles and tablets.

Note: There’s no option to download videos on the web app from Mac or Windows.

  1. First, download and install the app. The Amazon Prime Video is accessible on Android, iOS, Fire TV, Mac, Windows PC, Playstation, etc. You can get it on the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
  2. After installing the app, open it and log in to your Amazon Prime Video account.
  3. Search for the video you want to download.
  4. Open the video and go to its ‘Detail Page’. Here, you will find a download button. Click on it to start downloading the video.
  5. If you have external storage connected to your device, for example, an SD card, select your preferred download destination.
  6. Select the quality of content you want to download.

Note: Not all video titles can be downloaded through the Amazon Prime video app. If a particular video is not available for download, you can purchase/rent the video and then download it to your device.

Wrap up

Above, we’ve listed several third-party apps that allow you to transfer amazon videos to an external hard drive. However, please refrain from any piracy activities and use the solutions above for downloading Amazon Prime Video content for your own collection.