Amazon has launched a Prime Video app that runs natively on the Mac. The app presents most of the similar options because the cell app however is obtainable within the Mac App Retailer.
The app is free to obtain however requires an Amazon account to entry content material. That content material consists of each exhibits and flicks that stream free with Amazon Prime Video, in addition to purchases and leases from Amazon’s whole catalog. The truth is, there is a prominently positioned toggle button labeled “Free to me” within the top-right nook of the app. Checking which means that you may simply see content material that’s free with Prime.
The app is damaged up into residence, retailer, discover, downloads, and my stuff tabs.
Other than the truth that the Mac platform has a historical past and tradition of native apps and that stated apps generally is a little nicer to make use of in some minor methods, the primary good thing about utilizing this native app is that it permits for downloading episodes to the native machine identical to the cell app does—perfect for getting ready for lengthy flights and different intervals while you could be away from quick, dependable web.
It’s uncommon for a streaming-video native app to be launched on the Mac, on condition that most individuals who watch streaming networks like Amazon Prime Video achieve this by way of the net, which is handled because the lead platform by most streaming corporations. However the downloading functionality appears to be the primary purpose for this app’s existence.
Prior to now, downloading Amazon Prime Video content material to a Mac was not attainable—it was solely attainable on the iPhone or iPad. And the Amazon Prime Video cell app was not among the many numerous iPhone and iPad apps that have been downloadable and usable on M1 Macs.
The Amazon Prime Video app for Mac requires macOS Huge Sur or later.
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