How to Play Amazon Video on Windows Media Player


As a free media player pre-installed on PC, Windows Media Player offers users a simple way to freely play videos and listen to music. As an Amazon Prime video subscriber, have you thought of playing Amazon Prime Video on Windows Media Player?

Play Amazon Offline on Windows Media Player

Part 1. Amazon Prime Video Can’t Play on Windows Media Play, Why

For most people, when they would like to play and watch Amazon videos on their computer, they probably tend to choose to open the internet browser and go to www.amazon.com to open Prime Video. Or they can also go to primevideo.com to watch videos online.

Since 2020, Amazon Prime Video's dedicated app for Windows 10 / Windows 11 has been released. With the app, users are able to stream videos and download them for offline viewing.

One thing you need to clearly understand is that even though you can cache and play videos offline through video apps, these videos cannot be played through other video players due to the DRM limitations, like Windows Media Player, VLC Media Player, Realplayer, and so on.

Part 2. Download and Play Amazon Video on Windows Media Player

So if you want to play Amazon Prime video on Windows Media Player, you may need to turn to other auxiliary tools. Kigo Amazon Video Downloader is the download tool you are looking for. With it, you can easily download various video content including movies, TV shows, and documentaries with up to 1080p quality kept, and play them offline on Windows Media Player, VLC Media Player and so on. It also supports videos from different Amazon regions like the USA, UK, Japan, Germany, and primevideo.com.

In addition to the video picture quality that everyone cares about, subtitles and audio tracks are equally important for video. Please don’t worry, with Kigo, you can easily save multi-language audio tracks and subtitles. And it also offers three modes, including Internal subtitles, external subtitles, or hardcode subtitles to save the subtitle files.

Kigo Amazon Video Downloader
  • Download Amazon movies, TV shows and original series.
  • Save Amazon Prime videos to MP4 / MKV.
  • Select audio tracks and subtitles to keep.
  • Support up to 1080p HD videos with 5.1 audios.
  • Fast speed and easy to operate.
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Before the download begins, if you have not used the Kigo Amazon Video Downloader, please click the Download button above to download and install the latest version of Kigo to your computer.

Step 1. Launch Amazon Video Downloader and Customize Output Settings.

After installation is complete, run the program. Then click the "Settings" icon on the upper right corner of the user interface to set the output video format between MP4 and MKV, video quality (Low / Medium / High), the language of audio tracks and subtitles and so on.

Output settings

Besides, in the "Account Settings" part, please choose the right website you are using to access Amazon Prime Video.

Unlike Netflix, Disney Plus, Hulu and Paramount Plus, Amazon has stricter restrictions on downloading videos with high quality. Only if your computer is HDCP supported, you can download Amazon video quality with up to 1080p.

Step 2. Add Amazon Videos to Kigo.

There is a smart search engine built-in in Kigo, so users can search videos easily through the video name or keyword. As you like, you can also copy or drag and drop video links to the program.

Add Amazon Video

Step 3. Select "Advanced Download" Settings.

Once the video is listed on Kigo, you can set the video quality, audio tracks and subtitles via "Advanced Download" window with more details.

For movies, click "Advanced Setting" icon next to the download icon. If you try to download a TV show, click the "Download" icon, followed that a window will pop up allowing you to select an episode, and you will the "Advanced Download" button at the bottom left corner of the window.

Advanced Download Settings

Step 4. Start Downloading Amazon Prime Movie and TV Show.

After you have done the settings above, click the "Download" button to start to download Amazon movies or TV shows to computer and save them in MP4 or MKV format with high quality.

Downloading Amazon Video

Step 5. Play Amazon Videos Offline on Windows Media Player.

After the downloading, you can click "Library" - "Folder icon" to locate and find the downloaded Amazon videos directly.

Right-click a download video, and choose Windows Media Player from the “Open with” menu. Now you can enjoy Amazon Prime Video titles on Windows Media Player.

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Conclusion

Windows Media Player is the default player on Windows, and you will get some suitable means of storing and playing videos, music, recorded TV, and pictures. Refer to the guide above, after downloading Amazon videos offline with Kigo Amazon Video Downloader, you can watch Amazon videos on Windows Media Player with ease.

Note: The free trial version of the Kigo Amazon Video Downloader has the same features as the full version, but it only enables you to download the first 5 minutes of each video. To unlock the limitation, you are suggested to purchase the full version.

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Disclaimer

Videos from Amazon™ are copyrighted. Any redistribution of it without the consent of the copyright owners may be a violation of the law in most countries, including the USA. KigoSoft is not affiliated with Amazon™, nor the company that owns the trademark rights to Amazon™. This page is provided for compatibility purposes only, and in no case should be considered an endorsement of KigoSoft products by any associated 3rd party.

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