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Move Over Netflix, Amazon Rolls Out Instant Video App for iPad

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News Posted: Wed, Aug 1 2012 11:03 AM
The streaming video wars are beginning to heat up. In addition to native Netflix and Hulu apps on Apple's iPad device, Amazon today announced that its Amazon Instant Video service is now available as a downloadable app for the world's most popular tablet device.

Amazon's video app brings more than 20,000 titles from its Prime Instant Video catalog to the iPad, along with several TV shows like Glee, Downtown Abbey, and Fringe.

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"We want to give customers the convenience of being able to watch all of their movies and TV episodes, wherever they are, on their iPad," said Anthony Bay, Amazon.com vice president for video. "Today we’re excited to extend our ‘buy once, enjoy everywhere’ approach to iPad, giving customers the chance to enjoy more than 120,000 titles from Amazon Instant Video and more than 20,000 titles from Prime Instant Video anytime, anywhere."

Customers can now rent or purchase videos from Amazon and view them on their iPad tablet. Alternately, Prime members now have access to a selection of movies and TV shows that they're able to stream for free on their iPad. Amazon's Prime service runs $79/year (a one month free trial is available), which breaks down to a little less than $6.60/month, and offers free two-day shipping on many items
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sackyhack replied on Wed, Aug 1 2012 11:30 AM

I know they have it for their own Kindle tablet, but any word on when we'll see one for other android tablets? I tried a roundabout way of installing a jar but it just constantly crashed, and trying to watch instant video on the tablet through Amazon's website is too buggy. It'd be really nice to get this app so I can hook up the tablet to the tv.

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rapid1 replied on Wed, Aug 1 2012 11:35 PM

There needs to be a more efficient method of transfer and descrambling really especially for HD over wifi etc.

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