With more and more excellent TV series, music, and movies appearing on Amazon Prime Video, it has become one of themost popular video streaming websites, just like another Netflix. As well-known as its various video resources, AmazonPrime Video has a set of strict video protection regulations.
There are several types of service in Amazon Prime Video: you can either purchase your favorite videos, or rent them,or register as a Prime member, for streaming and downloading the video. However, Amazon has imposed rigidlimitations on downloading and viewing. Even if you've got the right to download the videos you like afteryou paid to rent them, for example, you only have 48 hours to finish watching them once you start streaming ordownloading, and the videos will expire after 30 days from the payment of the rental fee.
Although for purchased videos, Amazon gives an indefinite viewing period, you can only download the videos tofour kinds of compatible devices: Fire tablets (other than Kindle Fire 1st Generation), Fire phone, andAndroid and iOS devices. In this case, it becomes impossible to enjoy the favorite Amazon video on your laptopoffline. So is there any way to save or download Amazon video to PC for offline watching?
Sure there is. In this post, we will show you how to download Amazon Prime video to PC/Mac through a video downloader and a smartrecorder. Read on and have a try!
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You are able to download any video to your Fire tablets, Android, or iOS devices within the Amazon Video app, as longas you have the downloading option. But unfortunately, because of the digital rights management (DRM), Amazondoesn't allow users to download the videos to the PC directly. Even though you've purchased thatvideo, you still cannot download it to other devices not approved by Amazon.
There are several methods that helps you watch Amazon Prime movies on your computer and we picked the best two method here for your reference.
- Keep in mind that the downloaded or captured Amazon videos are only for personal use.
The easiest way to download Amazon Prime videos to your computer is to use a downloading tool. Here we will recommend you MovPilot Amazon Prime Video Downloader. This is a professional downloader that can rip Amazon Prime movies or shows on both Mac and Windows computers. It doesn't require the Prime Video app and lets you search for the titles and download them in MP4 or MKV in 1080P. All subtitles and audio tracks in various languages can be well preserved and you can even choose to keep the subtitles as soft subtitles, hard subtitles, or external subtitles.
Step 1. Get MovPilot Amazon Prime Video Downloader Ready
Download and install the download and launch it. And then you need to select the Amazon website you are using. Then log in to it with your Amazon account so that the downloader can access the Amazon videos you can stream.
Step 2. Set Up for the Video Downloads
Hit the gear icon at the upper right corner and you can select the output format as MP4 or MKV. Video codec, subtitle language, audio language, and subtitle types can be all set here.
Step 3. Search for the Amazon Video
Now go back to the interface and you can type the movie or show title and hit the search icon and you will see all titles that match.
Step 4. Download Amazon Prime Videos to Computer
Hit the download icon on the right of the content and you will be able to download the video. If you are downloading a TV series, you will see a pop-up window that let you select seasons and episodes.
To easily and successfully rip and record Amazon Prime Video to PC for offline watching, FonePaw Screen Recorder is highly recommendedto you. It is a well-rounded recorder app that offers many useful functions in recording videos with audio, includingvarious video formats and presetting the recording time.
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By using FonePaw Screen Recorder, you are able to record and convert any Amazon videos to MP4, MOV,or other formats you like. The feature of "presetting the recording time" allows you to set up acertain recording time so you don't have to sit in front of the screen to wait for the recording to end.
What's more, "system sound recording" is one of the highlighted functions If you record the Amazonvideos by turning it on, you can recordinternal audio coming from the computer, so that the sound effect of the recorded movie or TV shows will not bedamaged.
It even allows you to do the sound check before the recording, so you can make sure the system soundcan be heard before recording.
Get your FonePaw Screen Recorder ready and use it to download your favorite Amazonvideos to PC for offline viewing in just 4 simple steps.
STEP 1. Get the Amazon Prime Video Ripper Ready
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Download, install and launch FonePaw Screen Recorder on your PC. Click on the "Video Recorder" inthe Home interface. Don't forget to toggle on "Display" and "System Sound".
- Before recording, please start sound checking to test whether the audio recording goes well.
STEP 2. Choose A Amazon Prime Video to Record
Open the video you want to rip from Amazon Prime. Click on the arrow-down button in the Displaysection to set your recording area. You can choose either to record the whole screen or to recordjust a part of it. If you play the Amazon video in full screen, select "Fullscreen".
Under the "Advanced Recorder" option, there are several region sizes for choice. And you can alsoadjust the recording area on your own by stretching the rectangle of the blue dotted lines to fit the play screen.
STEP 3. Set to Save Amazon Video as MP4 and More
Click on "More settings" and locate the "Output" section. And then click"Video format" to choose the output format of Amazon video as MP4. Of course, youcan also convert Amazon Prime video to F4V, MOV, or AVI. You are even able to customize the video quality here.
In the "Mouse" section, uncheck the option of "Show mouse cursor" that can makeyour mouse movement disappeared in the video. Remember to click "OK" to save the settings.
STEP 4. Start Recording and Save It
When all the settings are settled, click on the "REC" button, that orange circular icon, to startrecording. After a 3-second countdown, the recording process will be on, so play the Amazon video before thecountdown ends.
During recording, there is a row of icons at the top right of the recording control panel. Click onthe second alarm clock icon, you can set the recording time according to theduration of the video you are recording. Check the option of "Shut down when end recording", then therecording process will stop automatically when time's up.
When you want to stop recording, just click on the Stop button at the top left. After recording, youare able to preview the video. Click "Save" and choose the path to save it.
Amazon Video Recording Tip: How do I restore an unsaved recording?
During the recording, some users may accidentally close the recording program. Don't panic if youare in trouble. In fact, FonePaw Screen Recorder allows you tosave the canceled recording.
When you launch the program again, a prompt will remind you to restore it. Click Yes and the unsavedvideo/audio will be opened. Click Save to keep it.
Or, if you miss this reminder, you can click the Recording history to restore.
Usually, once you use FonePaw Recorder to save the Amazon Prime video on your computer, you can choose MP4 as theoutput format. The program provides 7 video formats for you to choose. That means, you can not onlyconvert the Amazon Prime video to Mp4, but also MOV, AVI, GIF, F4V, and TS.
If you need to convert the Amazon Prime video to MP3, FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate would be a better choice.
After finish downloading the Amazon Prime video, you can import it into the video converter tool and convert the video to MP3.
Download and rip Amazon Prime Video on PC/ Mac through a powerful screen recorder like FonePaw is what we mostrecommended. However, owing to some limitations, this method may not work for you. In this situation, you can considerdownloading an Android emulator on your computer, for example, BlueStacks, to help you download theAmazon Prime Video.
It’s noted that this method is to use your computer as an Android phone, which is one of thecompatible devices for downloading Amazon Prime Video. After installing the emulator, download the Amazon Prime Videoapp, and you will be able to download the Amazon videos, just like what you do on your mobile phones.
- Rather than rip the Amazon video and save it locally, this method only allows you to watch Amazon videosoffline on the Android emulator.
That's all you need to know about downloading and ripping Amazon Prime Video. Now you've successfully downloaded theAmazon video to your PC and you can enjoy it offline. How do you feel about FonePaw Screen Recorder? If you find it auseful tool, please share it with your friends! Any comment is welcome.
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