Amazon Prime Video’s devoted app for Windows 10 is now available in Microsoft Store, the corporate introduced Thursday. It permits you to stream movies and obtain them for offline viewing. Whereas it’s all the time been attainable to stream Prime Video content material via a browser like Chrome, there was no option to obtain movies on a Home windows system to view offline till now.
Amazon has currently beefed up its unique streaming content material to compete with rivals like Netflix and Hulu. That features critically acclaimed reveals like Fleabag, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Homecoming. A current report discovered that the corporate is “actively pursuing” licensing deals for reside TV, and earlier this week, it introduced a Watch Party feature within the US so as much as 100 folks can stream with pals.
This Windows 10 app is free, however, a subscription to Amazon Prime Video is $8.99 per thirty days. Amazon Prime subscribers, who pay $119 for an annual subscription, get Prime Video without spending a dime.
A preliminary check discovered the Windows 10 app wouldn’t stream larger than HD (720p) resolution, just like the bounds on the iPad model of the app, although it’s attainable to stream at 1080p HD via an online browser. The obtain choice has three tiers for video high quality, Good, Higher, and Greatest, with every tier utilizing progressively extra storage. However, the app doesn’t point out the corresponding decision to every tier. A 52-minute episode of Tales from the Loop at the Best setting took up about 2.74GB of area.
In line with the corporate, the app can stream and obtain as much as 1080p HD, “however might range per content material.” In testing, we weren’t in a position to get higher than 720p throughout quite a lot of titles, although they’re listed as “4K UHD” within the app itself.