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Written by: Matthew McGuire

Amazon Prime Instant Video announced today that the company is now providing users the ability to download content to digital devices for easy playback.

Amazon Video is currently leading the pack for streaming and offline video. They are the only online subscription streaming video service that enables downloadable media. A major perk for Prime members  is that users can watch movies and TV shows as part of their membership even when they don’t have an internet connection available.

This feature helps mobile users that are constantly on the go, and need help managing mobile data.

Prime members can download movies and TV episodes to iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets and Fire devices at no additional charge.

By the end of 2015, Prime members and customers will also have instant access to the complete Amazon digital video store while flying JetBlue.

Titles available on Prime Video to download for offline viewing include:

  • Drama series such as the Amazon Original Series Bosch based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling books; the Starz miniseries The White Queen; and hit network shows including 24, Covert Affairs, Downton Abbey, Extant, Grimm, Hannibal, Justified, Mr. Selfridge,Orphan Black, Sons of Anarchy, Teen Wolf, The Americans, The Good Wife, Suits, Under the Dome, Veronica Mars, Vikings, and many more
  • Comedy series including Amazon’s multi-Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated series Transparent, the Roman Coppola andJason Schwartzman comedy Mozart in the Jungle, and the critically acclaimed comedy created by and starring Rob Delaney andSharon Horgan, Catastrophe
  • Binge-worthy series such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage, Girls, Veep, The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, The Newsroom, and True Blood, among others
  • Kids shows exclusive for Prime members including Amazon Original Series Wishenpoof!, Creative Galaxy, the 2015 Annie Award-winning animated series for preschoolers Tumble Leaf, the live-action kids series Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, and Annedroids
  • Blockbuster movies including Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Captive, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and The Wolf of Wall Street, in addition to exclusives such as Life After Beth, Palo Alto,Starred Up, The Bling Ring, If I Stay, and The Spectacular Now

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The Amazon Video app for iOS has been updated to include Prime Video downloads. For more details on what’s new and to download the app, visit: http://amzn.to/1IBFZlU.

The Amazon Video app for Android is newly redesigned as a standalone video app to provide Android users with an improved in-app entertainment experience, including the ability to download titles from Prime Video. To learn more about what’s new and to download the app, visit: http://www.amazon.com/GetAndroidVideo

One element I would personally like to see the company work on is removable hard drives for mobile devices. When I use my DSLR camera, I have the ability to easily remove an SD card with large amounts of memory.

Mobile devices fill up way too easily, and manufactures need to start to adapt to giving users offline options.

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