I love watching the host of entertainment that you can get from Amazon DVDs, included with an Amazon Prime subscription that I anyway needed for free one and 2-day deliveries.
But the one thing that I hate about Amazon DVDs is the way they restrict my watching. Many of their policies make it difficult for a person to enjoy the shows without feeling like there has to be a better way!
For the reasons that I explain below, I wanted to find a way to download movies in an easy-to-use format like MP4 and store them on my laptop instead of having to use Amazon's own download feature. That's where StreamFab Amazon Downloader came into the picture.
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If you think about it, paying for the Prime subscription is paying for the shows. But if you look at some of the policies that Amazon follows, it appears as if you are watching them for free! The kind of policies that they have in place is a bit ridiculous.
Amazon's Own Download Facility Is Very Restrictive
Even though Amazon offers the facility to download the Amazon movies DVD in its app, there are limits to how many I can download (15 to 25) and how many days I can keep them (30 days). Moreover, once I start watching a title, I have to see it within 48 hours.
Why should I have to live with such restrictions if I am paying for the content?
If for some reason, I no longer have a need for free, fast delivery (perhaps I might be going out of town for a while!) and I want to cancel my Prime subscription, those shows and videos are gone! I can't access them anymore, even though I clearly paid for them and would have downloaded them when I was subscribed.
I love the comedy originals on APV like Harlem and LOL - Last One Laughing. But if I want to share some of the clips from those shows with friends to have a good laugh, there's no way for me to do it.
I'm sorry, Amazon, that's not how today's generation rolls! If I want to share my favorite clips with my peeps, you need to make it happen, or else I would make it happen on my own!
Another thing that I hate is that Amazon keeps releasing great content in each region but does not allow a user from one region to watch the stuff that's playing somewhere else. If I hear about a great show from some of my friends down in London, I have no way of watching it here down in New Jersey.
Apart from the policies, there is one big reason why I would want to download videos off Amazon prime:
One thing that peeves me to no end is that I can't download these shows and watch them whenever I want.
At the end of the day, if I have subscribed to the shows, why do I need to be connected to the internet all the time? I often work in places where the network connectivity is quite poor. If I want to stream my favorite show in such a place, I simply can't!
After searching for many hours on the internet, I got lucky and found one application that offers me exactly what I want: it allows me to watch Amazon com DVD movies offline: The StreamFab Amazon Video Downloader.
Not only that, it offers a host of other features that makes watching an Amazon movie experience nearly the same as if I were streaming it online.
StreamFab's Amazon Downloader is simply superb. I will explain why I am saying this below:
Amazon offers different content in different regions at the same time. For example, it might be premiering one show only in the US, while in other cases, the show will only be visible to the audience based out of the UK.
The StreamFab Amazon downloader lets me download movies from any region. I could be traveling to Japan, Italy, or Canada, and I can watch the latest content from those places without having to lookup an Amazon DVD to buy.
When you watch Amazon movies on your phone or your TV, you watch them in HD, right? That's how your downloader should download them for you as well!
StreamFab lets you download videos in 1080p full HD format so that you can watch your favorite movies in high quality with high-quality AAC 2.0/EAC3 5.1 sound as well! 5.1 surround is the format in which you listen to movies on Amazon itself.
That's not all. Sometimes you have limited space on your hard disk for these movies and shows because they can take up several GB of space. In that case, you can download and watch them in H.264/H.265 compression format and save space on your machine.
Some Amazon channels like IMDB TV are ad-supported. So your viewing experience is that much poorer when you watch shows on these channels. Apart from that, you have to download the ads too, which does take up a bit of bandwidth for something that you basically never wanted.
But StreamFab's product does something absolutely amazing here, something that I can't do even in Amazon's own app - it eliminates the ads for me! I can finally watch the Amazon DVD movies without interruptions and pesky ads.
If I am watching a show, I get really invested in it. I would like to watch it end to end, without interruptions. So I wanted my downloader to be able to take care of multiple downloads simultaneously so that I could watch the show in one go.
StreamFab is one of the very few products that allow you to download multiple videos in one go from the same source. Many other downloaders act like digital DVRs - you have to basically play the video, and it gets recorded in the cloud somewhere in MP4 format as you play it.
But not StreamFab - here, I don't have to waste time sitting around playing the videos. First, I can just download the videos in one go directly. As long as you have good internet bandwidth in your house, you can download whole seasons in just a day.
America is a land of immigrants. Many of us cannot understand English as perfectly as others. Therefore it helps to watch videos in your native language or read the subtitles so that you can follow along with the show.
StreamFab's downloader lets you select your language choice for the video as well as the subtitles beforehand, so you can watch the shows in your native language at all times.
Secondly, if you are watching a show in some other country or region, it's possible that many local shows are shown in a local language. In that situation, you would end up downloading the show in a language that you didn't want if this option was not there.
This might be a bit technical, so you might want to skip forward. Metadata includes data like episode number, season, information about the title of the show, episode number, and caste, etc., of each video.
It's very difficult to organize your Amazon DVDs if you don't have this information, and with most other downloaders on the internet, there is just no way to get it for yourself. That's why StreamFab has done a great job by giving this information.
Another great feature is that you can download the subtitles as part of the video itself (called remuxing) or else as a separate SRT file.
MP4 is the best format bar none for multi-device applications. StreamFab is downloading the videos in MP4 format for you, so you can play them anywhere you like, whether it's your phone, laptop, or your TV.
The best part about StreamFab's product is that it is super easy to use:
Step 1: Download the application on your desktop and install it
Step 2: Go to Streaming Services and Choose Amazon
Step 3: Go to your desired show click "Download".
That's all you need to do! If you get stuck anywhere, here is the detailed download guide.
In order to use the Amazon downloader, you need to have at least the following specs:
Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11 (32/64 bit)
RAM: 4GB or more
Intel i3 processor or above
At least 40GB of space on your hard disk
High Bandwidth Internet connection
I am very mindful of how tough it is for artists and content creators to make money off their products. That's why I made sure that StreamFab is also responsible for downloading software that does not encourage ripping off content and distributing it for commercial purposes.
StreamFab clearly says on their site that you cannot download more than 50 things in a day or 350 shows in a week. You cannot use these downloads for any commercial purposes either.
Each product in the StreamFab universe has a help desk that resolves all your issues in under 48-hours. It's always handy to get a dedicated customer support team.
The best part about the application is that it's not very expensive at all. You can get a single-month pack for just $54.99, with all free upgrades. If you are looking to download on a regular basis, you can buy the yearly pack for $69.99, and lastly, if you want a lifetime license, you can get it for just $99.99 with unlimited upgrades. That's a real steal!
One thing that I loved about DVDFab was that for all their products, they give you a worry-free money-back guarantee in the first 30 days.
If you feel that the product was not worth your while, you can just put in a mail to them, and they will happily give you back your money.
So that's it. Get the StreamFab Amazon Downloader and get your favorite Amazon shows ready for watching today itself!