Amazon brings Prime Video to the Mac App Store, including purchases

What you need to know

  • The Amazon Prime Video app is now in the App Store.
  • Users can pay to rent and buy content from within the app.

No more using a web browser.

Amazon has today brought its Amazon Prime Video app to the Mac App Store for the first time. Users can not only watch their Amazon Prime content in the app, but they can also buy and rent content through it, too.

The new app, which is a free download from the App Store, looks and functions in much the same way that you might expect it to if you've used the app on other devices including iPhone and iPad.

Anyone wishing to pay for content can do so using the credit card assigned to their Amazon account, without the need to go via any of Apple's App Store in-app purchase systems.

The new app includes a raft of features, including support for AirPlay.

  • Download videos to watch offline.
  • Continue to watch your favorite movie, TV show or a live event via Picture-in-Picture (PiP) while interacting with other apps or websites.
  • Rent or buy new-release movies and popular TV shows (availability varies by marketplace).
  • Multi-user profiles allow creating personalized entertainment experiences.
  • Go behind the scenes of movies and TV shows with exclusive X-Ray access, powered by IMDb.

The new app is definitely set to offer the best Mac option for anyone wanting to watch Amazon Prime content — no more heading out to a web browser to catch up on the latest episode of that hot new TV show!

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