The way entertainment modes are changing with new avenues of content creation and its dissemination, people now enjoy their favourite shows in the form of short videos, web series etc.
Several platforms (OTT) have come up to cater to the entertainment demand in the backdrop of the internet boom.
Internet-based entertainment shows in the form of web series like Made in Heaven, Sacred Games, Lust Stories etc are some of the most binge-worthy shows on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. But, many users also want to download the same for watching them in future.
Well, do you know both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video allow you to download some of its shows and movies to watch offline? Along with these, Google-owned YouTube also offers the ability to download and watch videos offline.
It helps you to enjoy your favourite TV show, movie, and other content when you do not have a Wi-Fi or cellular connectivity, like in the subway or on an aeroplane.
Here are some steps listed for you to download the permitted content from these entertainment platforms
-Open YouTube app on your smartphone starts a video.
-Tap on a video you wish to download for offline viewing.
-Tap the ‘Download’ icon, which you will see between the Share and Add to buttons.
-Choose the video quality in which you wish to download
-Tap OK and it’s done!
However, it must be noted that downloading YouTube videos have been made illegal in many parts of the world due to copyright violation. So, if you really want to save YouTube videos without breaking the rules, offline viewing is the best option in our opinion.
People can use third-party services to download YouTube videos, which goes against YouTube’s Terms & Conditions.
Not all shows are available for offline viewing, but there is plenty of content that can be stored on the phone’s storage and then watched offline when in an unstable internet connection.
Here’s how it works:
-Open Netflix app on your phone
-Tap the show/movie you want to download.
-Tap the menu button in the upper-left corner.
-Tap Available for Download.
On Android smartphones, just select where to save downloadable content. If you wish to download the movie or episode on SD card, give the app permission to access the card.
Users must note that the downloadable content is limited to your device because the content is DRM protected. So you can’t share the show with anyone else through Bluetooth or by swapping SD card.
When you’re done watching the episode, remove the clip from the device. To delete downloads, go to My Downloads > Edit and click the X in the red box next to movies or episodes you want to permanently delete.
Amazon Prime Video
An OTT platform that lets you download movie or TV episode to watch offline on your smartphone. There’s already a wide selection of shows that are available for offline viewing, including much of the platform’s original content.
How to download a movie or TV episode on Amazon Prime Video
-Open the Amazon Prime Video app on your Android smartphone, or iPhone or Fire tablets
-Find the TV episode/movie you wish to download.
-Tap the icon of the video.
-Tap Downloads to see the list of downloaded movies or TV shows and start streaming the content on your device.
Of course, you can always select the download quality you would like. Keep in mind that the higher the quality of the content, the more storage space it will require on your device.
In India, with the increase in internet penetration, the demand for web-based content is rising significantly. OTT platforms are coming up with several forms of content that are based on the Indian audience.