Amazon video is a strong competitor to other video streaming platforms like Netflix or Hotstar. Each of these platforms keeps introducing new and interesting features to stay on par with each other. While some features may not be that fascinating but an interesting feature can always keep you glued.
Below I will be explaining all those different features.
- VIEW ON THE GO DOWNLOADING
- SHARING PRIME MEMBERSHIP
- LIMITS TO DOWNLOAD
- PARENTAL CONTROLS
- CLOSING THE CAPTIONS
- TURNING OFF AUTOPLAY
- FREE WATCHING
Starting from the first feature which is
1. VIEW ON THE GO DOWNLOADS
Amazon video is the first streaming platform that added video downloads in the year 2015. This fact is unknown to many. It works extremely well while you are stuck all bored on long flights and need some entertainment. So even without wifi-access, you can watch a movie, how cool is that? But you must know some content is geographically locked too so you need to be careful with that.
To download any movie all you have to do is hit the download button and once the movie or series is downloaded it will update you.
2. SHARING PRIME MEMBERSHIP
Amazon prime has been extremely generous by introducing this feature of sharing your membership with one adult. Nevertheless, the prime subscribers will have the ability to share Amazon Video features that can work on multiple devices.
To share the Amazon Prime benefits all you have to do is-
- Set up an Amazon household
- Next select Add an Adult that is under setup your household now.
3. LIMITS TO DOWNLOAD
Along with unlimited access and enticing features, there are also a couple of limitations that you need to keep in mind. While you can easily download but the period to view a downloaded video offline varies based on the title. The notifications on the screen will keep you updated regarding the viewing period. It will also tell you in case you have downloaded the maximum amount of titles.
4. PARENTAL CONTROLS
In case you wish to add an extra layer of security to prevent your little ones from watching any adult content you have the option of setting parental control. Once you set parental control no one can access without entering a special five-digit PIN.
To set parental control do the following –
1. First, Go to Video Settings and then click the Parental Controls Tabs
2. Then create an Amazon Video PIN. After this scroll down to Viewing Restrictions.
3. Once you scroll to that select a level. In order to limit purchases, select on for Pin on Purchases.
5. CLOSING THE CAPTIONS
This feature is very helpful even for those you have the hearing ability. To enable it all you have to do is tap on the closed captioning icon which is at the top right. The next step is turning the captions on and then you are done.
6. TURNING OFF AUTOPLAY
With the Autoplay option, a small box will pop up at the bottom corner of your screen at the end of an episode. This small box lets you quickly see through and start the next episode.
In case you wish to turn it off do the following –
1. Go to the Video Settings
7. FREE WATCHING
You also have the option to watch anything on IMDb Freedive for free if you don’t have the Amazon Video. Once you sign in all the content is viewable in a browser for you to watch.
Try some of these features and see what difference it can make to your video streaming experience!