Alongside bringing a far easier way to get hold of the app – although still not easy enough, as it’s not offered in Google’s Play Store directly – it brought with it offline video playback on Android and iOS devices.
As someone who pays for both Amazon Prime and Netflix, it’s a feature that I’m pleased to finally see arrive, especially considering Netflix has said it won’t ever allow offline mobile playback. It’s particularly useful if you’re travelling.
With a tweaked UI, easier access and superior features – it’s now my go-to streaming service when out and about. Whether or not you’ll enjoy its catalog of shows is down to taste – I use it to catch up on older shows that I enjoy and some of the company’s original programming. Newer shows or movies are often available, but usually come as a chargeable item, rather than included in your Prime subscription.
It’s not perfect – not all shows can be downloaded for licensing reasons, but if you’ve got an Android device and an Amazon Prime subscription, then it’s worth jumping through a few hoops to get access to your shows whenever you want.