1. What is it?
Prime Video is the streaming service that comes with an Amazon Prime subscription. So besides the free two-day delivery, you also get access to a large library of movies and tv shows to watch. You, of course, have access to a nice library of anime as well.
2. Can you download the Videos for Offline Viewing?
You can download videos as long as you have a Fire Tablet or the Prime Video App for iOS or Android. The link with more information is here
3. English Subbed or English Dubbed?
Prime will only have one option for the anime. But I have seen a good variety of Subbed and Dubbed anime.
- Contains rare classics such as Millenium Actress
- Large selection of modern and classic anime
- X-Ray feature allows you to see the cast of the show and all the scenes in the episode.
- This is a nice addition as it allows you to skip around the episode easier or help you quickly answer the question of “wait that voice actor sounds familiar who was it again?”
- Provides decent filters including an anime and includes sub-genres for anime which most sites do not.
- A decent amount of exclusives
- Falsely advertises anime that are available when they are not.
- Follows Hulu’s policy of extra charges to watch certain anime
- The amount of anime that are shown at a time is under 20 with no way to increase this number.
- So, if you want to see the whole library then you need to go through at least 13 pages of content.
- No way to filter by alphabetically.
- This is really annoying because the anime is broken up into seasons but each season is scattered throughout the pages.
- It would have been nice if it showed all the anime seasons together.
- Includes both Western and Japanese cartoons in the anime filter
- This is really annoying because it adds more shows to the anime list so it will take you longer to go through
- It’s always incorrect and insulting.
- It does not tell you on the main page that displays the anime if it is in English or Japanese.
- you have to literally have to view each one to find out
6. My Take:
I do not generally watch anime on Amazon Prime Video but it has such a solid library, that there really is no reason not to. The interface is solid enough not better than Netflix but does the job. I recommend this service especially if you already have an amazon prime account (which most people do).
Link to Amazon Prime Video: