Amazon may not be the most popular video streaming service on the block, but today it got a killer feature that takes it one step closer to its competition: offline video.
iTunes and Google Play have been able to do this for awhile, of course, but those are pay-per-video services. Amazon Prime Video has also had this on the Kindle Fire, but now iOS and Android users can download movies or TV episodes for offline playback, perfect for saving data or watching on an airplane.
It’s currently only available for certain shows and movies, but it’s a decent list. You can download Amazon’s own shows, as well as shows from HBO, NBCUniversal, CBS, and Fox, not to mention some movies—including Epix movies like Star Trek Into Darkness and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Which, incidentally, Netflix is losing. Yikes.