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Amazon Video Usage Rules

As described in the Amazon Video Terms of Use, due to limitations imposed on us by our content suppliers, the videos we make available to you on Amazon Video are subject to restrictions on viewing (for example, through streaming or download) and on the length of time we make them available to you. The specific restrictions applicable to each of your videos depends on whether you purchase the video, rent the video, access the video on a subscription basis (for example, through Prime Video) through a paid subscription or a promotional trial, or access the video through First Episode Free (where available). These restrictions may change over time as we add new features, devices and content to our service. The following are restrictions for accessing Amazon Video through your Web browser and compatible Internet-connected TVs, Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, Fire tablets and other compatible devices.

Purchased Videos

  • Ways to Watch: When you purchase a video, we'll make it available to you to stream and download as follows:
    • Streaming: You may stream purchased videos online through your Web browser and compatible Internet-connected TVs, Blu-ray players, set-top-boxes, Fire tablets, and other compatible devices. For a list of devices compatible with our service, visit the Compatible Devices page on the website you are using to access Amazon Video at the following links, PrimeVideo.com, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de or Amazon.co.jp (device compatibility may vary by location). You may stream up to three videos at the same time using the same Amazon account. You may stream the same video to no more than one device at a time.
    • Downloading: You may download videos you purchase to two compatible download devices, such as Fire tablets (other than Kindle Fire 1st Generation) and Android and iOS devices. For a list of compatible devices enabled for downloads, visit the Download Prime Video Titles page on the website you are using to access Amazon Video at the following links, PrimeVideo.com, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de or Amazon.co.jp (device compatibility may vary by location). After downloading a purchased video, you may also stream that video as described above.
  • Viewing Period: Indefinite -- you may watch and re-watch your purchased videos as often as you want and as long as you want (subject to the limitations described in the Amazon Video Terms of Use).

Rental Videos

  • Ways To Watch: When you rent a video, we will make it available to you to stream and download as follows:
    • Streaming: You may stream rental videos online through your Web browser and compatible Internet-connected TVs, Blu-ray players, set-top-boxes, Fire tablets, and other compatible devices. For a list of devices compatible with our service, visit the Compatible Devices page on the website you are using to access Amazon Video at the following links, PrimeVideo.com, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de or Amazon.co.jp (device compatibility may vary by location). You may stream up to three videos at the same time using the same Amazon account. You may stream the same video to no more than one device at a time.
    • Downloading: You may download videos you rent to one compatible download device, such as Fire tablets (other than Kindle Fire 1st Generation) and Android and iOS devices. For a list of compatible devices enabled for downloads, visit the Download Prime Video Titles page on the website you are using to access Amazon Video at the following links, PrimeVideo.com, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de or Amazon.co.jp (device compatibility may vary by location). Once you have downloaded a rental video to a Fire tablet, you may not download that video to another device or simultaneously watch it on more than one device using the same Amazon account. However, you may start watching a downloaded video on one compatible device and later stream that video on another compatible device (as long as it isn't playing simultaneously on more than one device).
  • Viewing Period: For rental videos, you'll typically have 48 hours to finish watching the video once you have commenced streaming or downloading, provided that in any event you must finish watching the video prior to expiration of the applicable expiration window, which is typically 30 days from your payment of the rental fee. The length of this window can be found on the detail page or on a link from the detail page, such as the "Learn more about renting and buying" link on website detail pages.

Prime Video

  • Ways to Watch:
    • Streaming: Prime Video titles are available for online streaming. You can stream Prime Video titles online through your Web browser, and Internet-connected TVs, Blu-ray players, and set-top-boxes, Fire tablets and other compatible devices. For a list of devices compatible with our service, visit the Compatible Devices page on the website you are using to access Amazon Video at the following links, PrimeVideo.com, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de or Amazon.co.jp (device compatibility may vary by location). You can stream up to three titles at the same time using the same Amazon account. You can stream the same title to no more than one device at a time.
    • Downloading: Many Prime Video titles are also available for download on compatible devices such as Fire tablets (other than Kindle Fire 1st Generation) and Android and iOS devices. For a list of compatible devices enabled for downloads, visit the Download Prime Video Titles page on the website you are using to access Amazon Video at the following links, PrimeVideo.com, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de or Amazon.co.jp (device compatibility may vary by location). The detail page for each Prime Video title indicates whether the title is available for download. You can download available titles to only two devices at one time. If you have already downloaded a title to two devices, you need to delete it from one of them before downloading it to another device. Depending on your location, you can have a maximum of either 15 or 25 total Prime Video titles downloaded at a time across all devices associated with your Amazon account. While not all Prime Video titles are available for download, the same videos may be available for rental or purchase from Amazon Video, which can then be downloaded to compatible devices.
  • If you have an Amazon Prime, Amazon Premium, or Prime Video membership or promotional trial, you can stream any video that is currently designated as a Prime Video title on its detail page. You can watch Prime Video titles that you've downloaded within a limited viewing period, which varies by title.
  • For downloaded videos, you'll typically have 30 days to begin watching the video after you download it and once you start watching it, you'll typically have 48 hours to finish watching it. After your Amazon Prime, Amazon Premium, or Prime Video membership or promotional trial expires or is cancelled, you cannot watch any Prime Video titles unless you've rented or purchased that title.

First Episode Free

  • Ways to Watch: Where available, First Episode Free videos are only available for online streaming on selected devices. They are not available for download. You may stream up to three videos at the same time using the same Amazon account. You may stream the same video to no more than one device at a time. While First Episode Free videos are not available for download, the same videos may be available for purchase or rental through Amazon Video, or viewing through an Amazon Prime, Amazon Premium, or Prime Video membership or promotional trial. Purchased and rented titles, as well as many Prime Video titles, can be downloaded to compatible devices.
  • Viewing Period: If you have an Amazon account, you may watch the video at any time the video is designated as a First Episode Free video on its detail page.

Third-Party Video Subscriptions

  • Ways to Watch: If you have an Amazon Prime, Amazon Premium, or Prime Video membership or promotional trial, you can subscribe to any third-party video subscription that we offer in your location (for example through Amazon Channels) for an additional subscription fee to stream any video that is currently included as part of that subscription as designated on the video title detail page. Third-party video subscriptions renew automatically unless you cancel the applicable subscription or it expires, or you cancel your Amazon Prime, Amazon Premium, or Prime Video membership or it expires. If you cancel your Amazon Prime, Amazon Premium, or Prime Video membership or it expires, you will have access to the third party video subscriptions you are subscribed to at the time of cancellation or termination only until the end of the applicable monthly third-party subscription term. You can stream third-party subscription titles to your Fire tablets, through your web browser, and through compatible Internet-connected TVs, Blu-ray players, set-top-boxes, Fire tablets and other compatible devices. For a list of compatible devices, go to the Compatible Devices page on the website you are using to access Amazon Video at the following links, PrimeVideo.com, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de or Amazon.co.jp (device compatibility may vary by location). . You can stream up to three titles at the same time using the same Amazon account. You can stream the same title to no more than one device at a time.
  • After your third-party video subscription expires or is cancelled, or your Amazon Prime, Amazon Premium, or Prime Video membership or promotional trial expires or is cancelled, you cannot watch any third-party video subscription titles unless you've rented or purchased that title.

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