Amazon Video, just like the Netflix or Disney+ apps, allows its Android app users to download some TV shows and movies onto their phones, so that this content can be enjoyed even when the user doesn’t have an internet connection.
Given that Android devices act like miniature computers, allowing their users fully-customizable access to everything except (and sometimes including) the root storage of the phone, many Amazon Video subscribers have come to the internet looking to discover where their Amazon Video downloads have been stored on their phone.
Usually, people want to know this so that they can export the files from their phone to their computers, or use their phone to share them with friends, family, or send them elsewhere. Unfortunately, this is simply not possible (nor legal). Amazon cannot legally allow its patrons to access their videos off-app.
Thus, the answer to the question “Where are Amazon Video downloads saved on Android?” is: Amazon Video downloads are stored in the folder found here: Android/data/com.amazon.avod.thirdpartyclient/files. However, you can only access these video downloads via the official Amazon Video app.
If you still have questions about Amazon Video on Android, or would like to learn more about the topic, please check out our FAQ section below.
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What videos can you download to Android from Amazon Video?
Amazon Video, also known as Amazon Prime, is a premium-subscription streaming service like competitors Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, HBO Max, Paramount+ and more. Users of Amazon Video are able to stream hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of hours of free and paid-for subscription service TV shows and movies, including some of the world’s most popular shows and blockbusters.
Today, you can even stream from Amazon Video on the go, thanks to its handy iOS- and Android-compatible app, which allows you to log into your Amazon Prime/Amazon Video account and use WiFi or cellular data to watch videos.
However, you can also download Amazon Prime videos to your device. Just like you’ve been able to do with the app versions of Netflix for many years now, Amazon Video allows you to download episodes, series, or even whole movies for streaming offline. This is especially handy for those of us who travel a lot, and don’t want to chew through heaps of cellular data whilst we stream.
Instead, you can download your favorite shows or movies at home, and watch them on the go when offline. But exactly what videos can you download from Amazon Video to Android? You can download anything which has the ‘download’ icon affixed to it, which is essentially everything available to watch for free on the app.
Paid-for shows and movies are sometimes also available for download, but only once you’ve purchased or rented them, and only for a limited time.
What can you do with video downloads to Android from Amazon Video?
As you’ll have just read in the main body of this article, unfortunately your options are limited when it comes to what you can do with the stuff you download from Amazon Video to your Android smartphone or tablet.
Ultimately, though your phone has technically downloaded the video files, you can only actually access them through the official Amazon apps, such as Amazon Video.
Thus, once you have downloaded something to Android from Amazon Video, you can watch it, pause it, rewind it, replay it as much as you like, provided you do so via Amazon Video itself.
Why can’t you transfer Amazon Video downloads from your Android device to your computer?
There is a very evident reason as to why you can’t do anything else with Amazon Video downloads on your Android device, other than watch them offline via the Amazon Video app. There are huge scores of legal limitations and copyright issues tied up in literally any TV show or movie that’s produced.
Amazon Video (even with regards to Amazon’s original shows and films), only has access to this content for as long as they have contractually bought the rights. Moreover, they only have the legal power to give their paying users access to this content through their own apps.
It would be a major breach of copyright if Amazon Video allowed you, the user, to download a movie like Avengers: End Game (for example) and then extricate that film from your phone to send to whoever you liked, or play wherever and whenever you wanted to.