Amazon Prime Video is the online retail giant’s reply to Netflix-type video subscription services.
While similar video subscription services typically require internet for views, Amazon has added the ability to store videos on your SD card.
You might be aware of how to store videos in the internal memory. However, we understand that it can be difficult to store videos on external storage.
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In this post, we will go over each step you must go through to easily download and copy Amazon Video content to your SD card.
Keep reading to find out how…
Moving Amazon Video to Your SD Card – Is it even possible?
If you’ve already downloaded a bunch of videos to your internal storage and would like to move them to your SD card, that may not be possible.
What’s the reason?
Videos saved within the internal storage that you downloaded with the Amazon Video app aren’t actually stored as video files. This means it will be almost impossible for you to download files to your internal memory and transfer them to your memory card.
Important Tip: On your Android phone, they are stored in the following directory:
However, the problem is that they are stored in several small files in different file formats. Hence, you cannot copy them or play them through regular means.
If you try to copy these files to your memory card and try to play them from there, you’ll find that you’ll encounter playback errors and won’t be able to watch them.
So, how to actually move Amazon video to SD Card?
If you’d like movies and TV shows previously downloaded to your internal memory to your SD card, the only way to do so is to delete them from your internal memory and download them again, but this time, to your SD card.
Best Way to Move Amazon Video to SD Card (Downloading Directly to SD Card)
The best way to have videos from Amazon Video on your SD card is to download them directly to it.
The ability to download videos onto your memory card is great news for people who want to watch TV shows and movies offline because they won’t have to give up internal memory to store them.
Follow these simple steps to learn how to download movies and TV shows from the Amazon Prime Video app onto your Android phone’s SD card:
- Insert an SD card into your Android phone. You can skip this step if your phone already has a memory card inside it. Just ensure that the card has enough space to accommodate whatever movies and TV shows you may be intending to download.
It’s important to note that if your Android device does not have a MicroSD slot or if you’re using an iPhone, you’ll only be able to download TV shows and movies to your internal memory.
- Next, open up your Prime Video app. If you don’t already have it installed, here’s how to do it:
Start by going to your Android device’s settings, then going to Security and enabling installation from “Unknown Sources” as shown:
- Enabling Unknown Sources will allow you to install .APK files without using the Google Play Store to do so. You’ll need this in order to install the Amazon Appstore as well as the Amazon Video application.
- Download and install Amazon Appstore. You can download the Appstore by clicking here.
- Once you’ve installed the Appstore on your Android device, search for the Amazon Prime Video app and install it on your phone.
- Open the Amazon Video app on your Android device.
- Click on the “Menu” button. After that, click on “Settings” as shown:
- After clicking on Settings, scroll down and tap “Download Videos to SD card”. The option also shows you how much space is left on your memory card so you can download TV shows and movies accordingly using the app.
Which Download Quality is Best for Offline Viewing?
When it comes to the video quality of downloaded videos from Amazon Video, it depends on how much space you have in your memory card.
You can download high-quality videos but they’ll take up a lot of space. Hence, if you have limited space on your card and want as many movies and TV shows as possible, we suggest that you keep your video quality low.
But what if you do have a lot of space to work with?
On the other hand, if you have a lot of space on your card, you can download TV shows and movies with higher quality.
You can change the quality by clicking on “Download Quality” in the Settings tab as shown in the screenshot above.
You have three options when it comes to downloading shows: best, better, and good, as shown below.
As you can see in the screenshot above and you’ll also see for yourself that:
- The “Best” quality uses 0.9 GB of space for 1 hour of video.
- The “Better” quality uses 0.6 GB of space for 1 hour of video.
- The “Good” quality uses 0.3 GB of space for 1 hour of video.
When it comes to watching Amazon Video on your phone, the difference in resolutions often isn’t that apparent.
You may find that the “Good” quality is actually great for viewing Amazon Video on your phone because you can’t really tell the difference from higher qualities and it takes up less space on your memory card.
We recommend that you experiment with all three qualities and check video details until you find the one that works best for you.
Wrapping Things Up…
We hope you’re able to easily move Amazon Video to your memory card after this post.
The Amazon Video application on your phone can definitely sometimes be confusing to navigate.
After this post, we hope that you’ll be able to move Amazon Video that you already downloaded to your internal memory to your memory card as well.