Amazon has named Friday 28th July ‘Download Day’ – the day UK customers are expected to download the most content to enjoy offline from Prime Video. Along with the announcement comes news of the most downloaded movies and TV shows on Amazon.
Some of the most downloaded movies on Amazon Prime Video so far this year include:
The popularity of downloaded TV and movie content to watch on the go has continued throughout 2017; the most downloaded TV shows on Prime Video so far this year are:
• American Gods
• Black Sails
• Parks and Recreation
• Peppa Pig
• Sneaky Pete
• The Grand Tour
• The Man in The High Castle
• The Walking Dead
Falling the day before the start of the anticipated busiest travel week of the year based on Civil Aviation Authority reports from 2016, trends show that tomorrow will be the day that Amazon customers will download the largest amount of movies, TV shows, music, apps, games and books from Amazon.co.uk to enjoy offline, on their summer travels.
Amazon has also predicted that Wednesday 2nd August will be the day the majority of downloaded content will be viewed, a couple of days into the holiday when sunburn begins to strike, the hundredth game of cards has been played and trying to learn a foreign language by watching the local news channel has become a little frustrating.
UK airports reported a record-breaking summer travel period in 2016 with Gatwick Airport experiencing more than 8 million passengers taking flights between Friday 22nd July to Sunday 4th September, up 6.6 per cent on 2015. The busiest day for departures at this airport was Friday 29th July. Similarly, Eurostar saw an increase in passenger numbers from the start of August 2016, following the introduction of low-cost return day trip tickets to Paris and Brussels.
Last Friday saw more than 8,800 flights leave or enter UK airspace, making it the start of an intense period of UK travel, with NATS (the UK’s leading provider of air traffic control services) predicting over 770,000 flights this summer. This would make 2017 the busiest summer travel period in history, a 5 per cent increase on 2016.
“As the first streaming service to have offered download capability, we know how much our customers value being able to download our TV shows and movies to watch on the move, especially at this time of year when travel for families across the UK is at its highest” said Jay Marine, VP of Amazon Video Europe. “Prime Video has something for everyone – from Peppa Pig for the kids, to American Gods for fantasy drama fans, to our most popular global show The Grand Tour for the whole family – we have thousands of movies and TV shows to download and watch on the go this summer.”
Amazon also predicts that Download Day on Friday 28th July 2017 will see an increase in offline downloads from Amazon Prime Music, Amazon Appstore and Kindle Store.
Prime Video members can download thousands of popular movies, TV shows and Amazon Original Series to enjoy anytime, anywhere at no additional cost including The Grand Tour, American Gods, Man in The High Castle, Transparent and Bosch. The Prime Video app is available on smart TVs, iOS and Android mobile and tablet devices, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets and games consoles and through the web at www.amazon.co.uk/primevideo.
To celebrate Download Day, Amazon is offering customers £5 off the all-new Fire 7 tablet starting today and for a limited time only. Now thinner, lighter, with longer battery life and an improved display, Fire 7 is a great way to download and watch all your favourite movies, TV shows and more, all while on-the-go. For more information about Fire 7, visit www.amazon.co.uk/fire-7.
For more information and to discover the wide range of content available to download and enjoy offline, visit www.amazon.co.uk. Join the conversation on Friday 28th July by using the hashtag #DownloadDay and be sure to let us know what your favourite downloaded movies and TV shows are in the comments section below.