PopCorn Movie
We may earn a commission from purchases through links on our site. You can learn more here.

Amazon Video Just Released a Major Update to Their Android App

Amazon PrimeAmazon Video just became a whole lot more usable on Android devices after Amazon updated their app this week.

Although Amazon Video is not located in the Google Play Store, it can be side loaded to your Android app from Amazon’s website. For a long time, the Android version of the Amazon Video app had a limitation that Kindle Fire users did not…the ability to download video to your SD card on your phone or tablet.

Now, with this update, Android users can download movies and TV shows to their SD memory cards if they live in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, or Japan. This will allow Android users to take their movies and Prime content with them on long trips without the need to fill up their phone’s or tablet’s memory.

Kindle Fire users who have a model that supports SD cards have long had the option to put their content on SD memory cards.

This move, although small, does make Amazon Video a much more attractive service to the largest OS in the world.

Although Netflix currently does not offer downloads, there have been reports that they are working on allowing downloads of Netflix content for offline viewing. Only time will tell what effect that would have on Amazon Video.

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more news, tips, and reviews.

Need cord cutting tech support? Join our new Cord Cutting Tech Support Facebook Group for help.

Disclaimer: To address the growing use of ad blockers we now use affiliate links to sites like Amazon.com, streaming services, and others. Affiliate links help sites like Cord Cutters News, LLC stay open. Affiliate links cost you nothing but help me support my family. We do not allow paid reviews on this site. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

One Response to Amazon Video Just Released a Major Update to Their Android App

  1. Avatar
    BiYawnIc July 17, 2016 at 10:19 am #

    IMO, this is great news. It took this tech-dummy several message exchanges with Amazon before I understood that the videos I had downloaded from Amazon Prime I could not watch without an internet connection (like on an airplane). After reading this article I updated my Amazon Video app. App says I can now d/l to SD card. Let’s see if it works…. BTW updating the app was more time-consuming than I expected. Googling I found directions to Amazon’s app updating page. Instructions were WRONG.