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Amazon launches Prime Video app for Mac

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The new Amazon Prime Video app for Mac means you don't have to use a browser for viewing.
The new Amazon Prime Video app for Mac means you don't have to use a browser for viewing.
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Amazon introduced a native macOS app for its Amazon Prime Video service Monday, offering another option for Mac owners who previously relied on a browser to watch. They can get the app in the App Store.

The new Mac app provides access to all Amazon Prime streaming content. Prime Video subscribers can use the app to stream content or download content on Macs for offline viewing.

Picture-in-Picture and AirPlay both supported

Picture-in-Picture (PiP) and AirPlay both work with Amazon’s new app, giving it an advantage over browsers. Enabling PiP gives you a persistent window on top of the Mac interface that can be resized. AirPlay lets you play content on other compatible devices.

The app also supports in-app purchases for TV rentals and on-demand content, as well as payment with any credit card on file. Users also can take advantage of Amazon’s Thursday Night Football and English Premier League offerings.

The app can keep track of the programming users watch and make it available on different devices.

Pricing and availability

The app is free and compatible with macOS Big Sur 11.4 and later. A Prime Video subscription is part of Amazon Prime, which costs $13 per month or $119 annually. A subscription to Prime Video only (without the Amazon Prime shopping service) runs $9 per month.

Price: Free

Where to download: App Store