Amazon Prime members can now download video content for offline viewing in places with little reception
The online provider is the first subscription service to offer these video downloads to Android and iOS devices.
In a statement Amazon announced that: ‘unlike other subscription streaming services such as Netflix, Prime members can enjoy movies and TV shows as part of their membership even when they don’t have an internet connection available.’
This is available for members in the US, UK, Germany and Austria.
Users will be able to download films and television series such as 24 and Hannibal.
This decision comes a day after their main competitor Netflix announced they were ending their deal with video distributor Epix, at the end of September. The company provided Netflix with shows such as The Hunger Games.
While Amazon's competitor has previously refused the offline viewing option, senior editor of tech news site Pocket-lint, Rik Henderson told the BBC that: “it is hard to see the US firm [Netflix] not copying its biggest rival in the near future."
You can access offline viewing via the Amazon app for iOS.