Amazon recently released the official Prime Video app for Windows 10 and is now available via the Windows Store. In addition to browsing and watching videos on offer, Amazon Prime Video app offers subscribers an option to download videos for offline viewing.
According to the app, an hour of good quality video takes about 0.5 GB of space. The same one-hour video can take about 2.4 GB when the quality is set to the best.
Where does Amazon Prime Video app save downloaded videos?
The current version of the app saves all downloaded movies and TV shows to the following folder:
In the above path, “C” is the drive where Windows 10 is installed or where the Prime Video app is installed. “UserName” is your user account name. Please note that you need to configure the File Explorer to show hidden items to navigate to the above path.
The downloaded videos are saved in MP4 format. However, they cannot be opened with media players. That is, only the Prime Video app can open them.
Can we change the Amazon Prime Video download location?
If you often download movies for offline viewing using the Prime Video app, you might want to change the default download location as downloaded movies can consume GBs of disk space.
Unfortunately, the current version of the Amazon Prime Video app does not offer an option to change the default download folder. The same applies to the Netflix app, as well. However, we cannot change the Netflix download location using the ‘move’ feature (see how to move installed apps in Windows 10) offered by Windows 10.
Sadly, this does not work for Amazon Prime Video. If you try to move the Amazon Prime Video to a different drive, you get the following error message.
Besides that, while installing the app from the Store, it requires to be installed on the drive where Windows 10 is installed (this is the second way to change the Netflix download location).
So, as of now, there is no proper workaround available to change the default download location of Amazon Prime Video.
As a last resort, we tried creating a symbolic to the Amazon Prime Video app. This method also did not work for us as the app launched to fail after that.
So, for now, there is no good way to change the Amazon Prime Video download location.
How to delete a downloaded video
To delete a downloaded movie or TV show, do the following:
Step 1: Launch the Prime Video app.
Step 2: On the left pane, click Downloads to view all downloaded videos.
Step 3: To delete a video, click on the three dots icon next to the video title and then click the Delete download option.