Amazon Prime Video: A dream for Mac users has come true

For Apple users who own a Mac, a long-cherished dream is finally coming true – Amazon Prime Video is getting its own app on the Mac! Travelers with a MacBook will be particularly pleased, because downloads are now also available on the desktop, not just on the iPhone or iPad.

The problem is well known: All video streaming services offer apps with download options for the iPhone and iPad, but not for the Mac. Amazon finally has an understanding and corrects this annoying circumstance. From now on there is the App for Amazon Prime Video also free of charge in the Mac App Store.

Amazon Prime Video is finally getting its own Mac app

The app download only takes 50 MB. However, if you are wondering about the small cloud symbol in the Mac App Store, which suggests that you already own the app, let me tell you: Amazon makes it easy for itself and simply adds a Mac download to the existing universal app. In this respect, the scope of services does not really differ from the iOS and iPadOS counterparts.

With Prime, you get more than just a streaming service. Im Video we explain all the advantages of the subscription:

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Means: For the first time, we can also download films and series directly to the Mac and do not have to rely on an Internet connection when on the go. This is otherwise absolutely necessary when using Amazon Prime Video via the browser. So if you are traveling, you will love the new opportunity. For example, we can comfortably watch films and other video content from Amazon on our MacBooks on the train. In case of doubt, they have the larger screen than the iPad.

We can finally download films and series from Amazon Prime Video onto the Mac (Image: Amazon).

Condition: Apple computer must at least run on Big Sur

Important to know: It is necessary to use and download the app at least macOS Big Sur version 11.4. So if you still use an older system, you have to update. Features such as picture-in-picture and AirPlay are also supported. For reasons of copy protection, we can neither take screenshots nor screen recordings. The result is then just a black screenshot.

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Amazon Prime Video

Developer: AMZN Mobile LLC

Needless to say, one Amazon Prime subscription required is to be able to view the included content from Amazon Prime Video. This costs 7.99 euros a month or, alternatively, 69 euros a year. If you can count, take the annual subscription, because in the end we save almost 27 euros.