Amazon On the spot Video Lastly Comes To Android Tablets

Amazon Instant Video Finally Comes To Android Tablets

Amazon On the spot Video is a surprisingly strong Netflix-competitor — notably for those who’re already an Amazon Prime member, which makes a lot of the content material free.

Till at present, although, the service had one obvious fault: When you needed to observe it on an Android pill that wasn’t Amazon’s Hearth HD, you have been just about out of luck. That fault is lastly fastened.

Amazon launched a brand new app this morning that brings the On the spot Video service to the numerous Android tablets of the world that aren’t Amazon branded.

One caveat: identical to once they opened the service as much as Android telephones, the method for getting the Immediate Video app in your pill is a bit convoluted. Amazon needs you going by way of its Appstore as an alternative of Google Play. If it’s not already arrange in your system, it’ll require some mucking round in settings to get it working.

The best way to set up it:

  • In your system, verify the choice that permits downloads from “Unknown sources.” It’s often beneath Settings > Safety.
  • Go to this URL: http://www.amazon.com/getappstore
  • Install the Amazon Appstore
  • Open the Amazon Appstore, discover the web page for the Prime On the spot Video app. Install it.

Word: once you’re not utilizing the Amazon Appstore, you need to think about disabling that “Permit Unknown sources” choice. Tapping round blindly with that choice checked is a reasonably straightforward strategy to discover malware put in in your system.

This course of isn’t too dangerous, nevertheless it’s not almost as fairly as “Open Google Play, set up app”. And the customers definitely don’t appear to love it a lot: This technique led the prevailing Prompt Video app for telephones to rack up over four,000 one-star evaluations.

However hey, Immediate Video works in your pill now!