Amazon Prime will let you download videos to watch later offline


Imagine watching movies like ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ and ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ from 30,000 feet flying coast to coast. Or watching the latest episode of TV favorites like ‘Girls’ and ‘Veep’ from a Transatlantic flight.

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Amazon’s latest move one ups Netflix

In an effort to compete with Netflix, Amazon is going to offer Prime members the ability to download videos instead of just streaming them. This move will likely have the biggest impact particularly for more affluent people who travel by airplane.

Netflix and Hulu only offer the ability to steam videos currently, which requires a constant Internet connection. But with Amazon’s latest move, you’ll be able to download much of your favorite content and store a la a DVR right on your tablet or phone.
‘There’s no doubt that the way people watch entertainment is changing,’ Michael Paull, Amazon’s vice president of digital video, said in a statement. ‘Anytime, anywhere viewing is important.’

I told you recently how Prime is basically becoming more and more about convenience, not price. But for this latest move, Amazon Prime deserves a pat on the back!

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