There’s nothing quite as convenient as streaming movies. Amazon offers movie rentals as one of their many services.
But that got me curious, if I rent a movie through Amazon, how much time do I have to watch it? And if I enjoyed the movie, can I rewatch it? Read on to learn everything about Amazon Prime movie rental…
How Many Times Can You Watch A Rented Movie On Amazon Prime
You can watch an Amazon rental as many times as you want for the rental period (48 hours once started) You can also share an Amazon rental with family and friends easily once you have finished it and they are free to watch it multiple times as well.
If you want to learn more about Amazon movie rentals, keep reading…
How Long Does a Rented Movie Last on Amazon Prime?
Rented movies on Amazon are available for 30 days from the rental period. However, once you start watching the movie, you have 48 hours to finish it.
In that 48 hour time period, you can watch and rewatch the movie as many times as you want.
Some movies even allow 72 hour rentals. Make sure to check the product page to see the rules for your desired film.
Both Amazon Primer and Non-Prime Members can take advantage of this feature.
When You Buy a Movie on Amazon Prime, How Long Does it Last?
Movies bought on Amazon Prime don’t expire. You will always have that movie in your account to watch whenever you please.
When you are browsing the Amazon website or Prime Video app, you can see if a movie is available for purchase.
Movies that are available for purchase will have a ‘Buy’ option.
From there you are able to quickly download the movie onto you phone or tablet.
Note, Amazon does have restrictions on downloading movies to a PC or laptop and not all content is available for download. Meaning you’d have to watch it with an internet connection.
Make sure to double check the movie you are purchasing can be downloaded if you are hoping to watch it on a flight or long road trip.
Another perk of Amazon movies if you can link another account to your own and extend you Prime benefits to them. By doing this, you can share your movies (plus music, Kindle books, and Audible audiobooks) with family and friends.
How Many Devices Can Watch a Rented Amazon Movie?
With Amazon Prime Video, you can stream movies on up to three devices, just not at the same time.
Once you are done watching the movie, someone else can stream it. You are free to share you movie rentals as you wish, but they have to be watched one person at a time.
If you and your family/friends are watching different titles, you don’t have to create separate profiles to stream. Amazon Prime allows users to create up to six user profiles (one default and five additional profiles.)
How To Gift A Movie Rental On Amazon?
Amazon allows you to gift your favorite movies for family and friends easily. if you want to gift a movie/rental you simply have to:
- Open the ‘Gift This’ drop-down option on the videos checkout page.
- Select whether you want to Rent or Buy
- Enter the recipients email address, a gift message, and a delivery date.
- Enter your payment information.
- Click ‘Complete Purchase.’
And you’re done! The movie rental will arrive in their inbox on the selected delivery date.
Can You Stream Amazon Movies While Offline?
You can download and stream most movies on Amazon. Some movies don’t offer this feature or cannot be downloaded to a laptop or PC, but the majority do offer offline streaming.
Offline streaming is a huge per of Amazon movies, especially if you are going on a long flight.
To download Amazon movies all you have to do is open the movie that interests you and tap the download option in the video detail section.
Once downloaded, the video or TV show will have a checkmark icon in the video details section. From there, you can head to you ‘Downloads’ section in the Amazon menu and watch it whenever you please.
Amazon movie rentals are available for 30 days from the rental date. However, once you start watching the movie you have 48 hours to finish it.
You can watch the rented movie as many times as you want in the 48 hour time period and even share it with family and friends.