Just a warning to others, if you rent or purchase an SD movies (to avoid high bandwidth usage by HD version),
DONT expect Amazon to actually broadcast it to you in SD. They tend to substitute with the HD version if your network supports,
irregardless of the issue of very high bandwidth usage you were trying to avoid by buying SD!
There is no Amazon setting (such as HULU has) that allows user to limit broadcast resolution for the sake of the customer's environment.
There is not a convenient way to be reimbursed for these bait & switch video rentals since you wont know till you've started to stream that
even tho you purchased/rented SD they are streaming HD!
I have tried all my devices and this setting on older devices is going away as updates are published to the point where I can't buy Amazon videos anymore as it's ruining my broadband video cap from Dish, even tho I try to manage by buying SD only.
Hi Rural internet and welcome to the Forum :-)
Have you tried to set the streaming and download quality in the Prime Video app? This could help you with the issue of very high bandwidth usage you are experiencing:
Launch the Prime Video app.
Tap on the menu iconand select Settings.
On the Amazon Video Settings tap on Stream & Download option.
On the Stream & Download screen, you can tap on Download Quality and Streaming Quality to change the respective video qualities.
You can choose the video quality from Data Saver, Good, Better, Best or the Highest quality possible.