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Initial post: Oct 27, 2013 8:58:19 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 29, 2013 1:35:42 PM PDT
Since my sister does a lot of road trips, she was thinking of getting her kids the new Kindle Fire HDs that can download Prime movies and TV shows for free if you are a Prime subscriber. I heard that there aren't a lot of titles right now. I have been trying to find which titles can be downloaded to see if it is really worth the time and money right now.

Has anyone with the new Fire HD or HDX downloaded any Prime titles yet? I heard you must go to the title's description page to find if it can be downloaded. Since there is no list that I can find, maybe we can just start listing shows here that have been downloaded for free.

Thank you.

Edited to add: Carbonbased gave me an idea. It might also be helpful if you also note the time you can keep the title on your Fire. The time seems to vary considerably, and this information might be helpful to those planning trips.

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 8:41:40 PM PDT
Anyone care to help start a list of Prime shows you've downloaded to your new Fire HD or HDX for offline viewing? I'm looking for the free ones not ones purchased.

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 8:55:12 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 28, 2013 9:02:10 PM PDT
Carbonbased says:
Grimm seasons 1 and 2, Pushing Daisies, lots of old westerns.

ETA: I just checked the Prime Video popular movies page. Of the first ten, three were NOT downloadable...Grease, Forest Gump and Paranormal Activity 4. Keep in mind you need to have a device to see the download button.

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 9:17:32 PM PDT
Carbonbased, thanks for helping with the list. I have the Fire HD 1st generation, so I can't see the download button. I'm trying to get a good feel for what can be downloaded to help my sister make a choice on this. Hopefully, it will help others decide if this download option is ok or great. This list is starting off with some nice choices.

Anyone download any children's shows? Since people will be making decisions on what to buy for Christmas, this list might help.

Keep the list going! Thank you.

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 10:04:30 PM PDT
Carbonbased says:
There's a maximum number of downloads allowed...Maybe around 25...then the download button says 'why can't I.' And you're prompted to delete something.

There are also different lengths of time to complete watching, but the clock resets every time you establish WiFi connection. For Grimm it was 48 hours, for Pushing Daisies it was 30 days

Posted on Oct 29, 2013 3:57:45 AM PDT
JM says:
I would also really appreciate a list of the Prime titles available for download. It would be the main reason for me to upgrade from my current Fire HD. There are a bunch of Prime titles from recent television shows that I dont get a chance to watch at home, but would love to download for a day to watch on my commute.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2013 11:00:54 AM PDT
I read that it was 25 downloads across all devices. That would keep kids busy on a long car ride. It's interesting that the time varies so much, from 48 hours to 30 days.

Feel free to keep listing titles as you come across them. Your input is very helpful. Thank you.

Posted on Oct 29, 2013 11:03:48 AM PDT
YepIt'sBecky says:
Bettlejuice is downloadable, I've always enjoyed watching this movie. I've downloaded it on my hdx.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2013 11:06:54 AM PDT
If they included a fair selection of kids' shows, it would be nice, and also might tempt folks such as your sister into getting the new Fires for the young set.

Posted on Oct 29, 2013 11:07:14 AM PDT
J. Gatie says:
I downloaded Battlestar Galactica today.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2013 11:08:01 AM PDT
I couldn't find a listing, so I turned to fellow Kindlers for help. I'm sure a lot of us would like to know if it is worthwhile to buy one (for newbies) or upgrade.

Here's hoping the list continues with the help of those that have the new Fires since you need the new versions to actually see what can be downloaded.

Posted on Oct 30, 2013 3:29:41 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 30, 2013 3:45:37 AM PDT
YepIt'sBecky says:
Prime Fright Fest, (For all you Horror Movie Buffs)

Apartment 1303, An American Werewolf in London, Let the Right One In, Daddy I'm a Zombie, Queen of the Damned, The Bad Seed, The Batman vs. Dracula, Children of the Grave, Scream, Pumpkin Head 2: Blood Wings, Human Centepede, Dreamcatcher, In the Mouth of Madness, Grave Secrets, King Kong (1933), Black Death, Apartment 143, Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, Children of the Corn, Interview With the Vampire, Night of the Living Dead, Lost Boys and The Faculty are prime download able.

There are a whole lot more just got tired of listing them.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2013 8:57:30 AM PDT
Thanks, Becky. That's quite a list, and totally perfect for this week!

Posted on Oct 30, 2013 9:19:44 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 30, 2013 9:21:30 AM PDT
L. Hill says:
So - as I don't have my HDX yet...not all of the Prime videos that you can stream for free can be downloaded? Strange...thought that was the point!

AHA - went back and read a little more can STREAM 1000's of videos...and DOWNLOAD...100's...bummer...

Posted on Oct 30, 2013 2:58:24 PM PDT
Ripley says:
I have episodes of Star Trek DS9 and ST:TNG on mine, plus the movie Shakespeare in Love on my HDX. The ST episodes warn you that you have 48 hours to watch offline once you start viewing, then you have to re-connect to wifi to be able to view the show again. The movie says I have 30 days offline.

I downloaded some Thomas and Friends and Bob the Builder to my son's Fire HD.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2013 3:16:46 PM PDT
Carbonbased says:
I suspect the downloadable list is in constant flux.

Rather than randomly listing hundreds of TV shows that might appeal, you might try listing what you're looking for and some of us could check them.

Copper is DLable, South Park is not.

Posted on Oct 30, 2013 3:47:20 PM PDT
Thanks for listing these shows. I happen to really like a lot of them. I'm looking for kids shows. My nephew is 13, and my niece is 11. Anyone run into shows for that age group?

I see a lot of shows for grownups, which is great. I'm hoping this sampling will even help others who might be looking for download suggestions without having to click all over. I know if I were able to download, this list would give me lots of ideas, mostly forgotten shows I wouldn't think to look for.

Has anyone tried downloading Everyone Loves Raymond? Family sitcoms?

Thanks, again, everyone!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2013 3:59:06 PM PDT
Thanks, Jimi. I love ST:TNG. My nephew actually likes it now that he's older. He loved Bob the Builder when he was younger. Good shows for young kids. "Can we build it? Yes, we can!" I'm glad they can be downloaded for little ones.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2013 4:00:06 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 30, 2013 4:08:26 PM PDT
Carbonbased says:
The Goonies [HD] Goonies is about that age group, yes? I'm SNK, so don't follow that.

ETA: In response to Vamp's edit in the OP, I'll try to clarify.
Once a video is downloaded, you can keep it on your HDX forever. The time limit starts once you start the playback, but the limit resets any time the device is back in WiFi range.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2013 4:02:43 PM PDT
You're so helpful, Carbonbased. Thank you.

Posted on Oct 30, 2013 4:12:06 PM PDT
**Meya** says:
Everybody Loves Raymond is downloadable. Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The Twilight Zone, Parenthood seasons 1-4, a bunch of kids stuff, Caillou, all 11 seasons of 7th Heaven.

The Vicar of Dibley, Doc Martin, all 9 seasons of As Time Goes By (both well worth watching)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2013 4:45:13 PM PDT
Thanks, Meya. It's true in my family, everybody does love Raymond. The kids have even liked certain Twilight Zone episodes, and I didn't even think about that show. My brother likes Doc Martin.

This list just might be inspiring to people sitting on the fence about buying the HDX as presents or upgrading for themselves. There are a lot of shows being listed for kids and adults. Thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2013 4:48:52 PM PDT
The Goonies is in that age group. Thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2013 4:58:25 PM PDT
Thanks for the time limit classification, Carbonbased. It is very helpful to those that want this for traveling and long vacations. They can just load up before they leave and not worry about everything disappearing in the middle of the trip.
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