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December 14, 2012

Amazon Video Streaming Now Available on iPhone, iPod Touch

By David Gitonga, TMCnet Contributing Writer

The wait is finally over for iPhone (News - Alert) and iPod Touch users, who just so happen to prefer mobile movies.

Amazon has announced the availability of its Amazon Instant Video application, which lets users watch thousands of titles at no additional cost with an Amazon Prime membership.

The Amazon Prime Instant Video app is downloadable for free, but only customers who have signed up for the $79-a-year prime membership will be able to stream material in the repository. Customers will also get free two-day shipping with free access to instant video.



 
Amazon had unveiled its instant video app for iPad, allowing subscribers to watch their favorite movies and TV shows directly on their tablets. Upon a free download, iPad users can watch Amazon Prime, and non-prime users will be able to purchase or rent any of the available titles. Users have the option of either streaming the content or downloading it to catch it offline.

Similar to Netflix, individuals can add their favorite movies to a Watchlist.

Tapping into Amazon’s Whispersync feature also syncs one’s place between devices, allowing the user to pick up where s/he left off on other devices, like gaming consoles or desktop computers.

The new iPhone app includes all these features already available on the iPad, excluding AirPlay (News - Alert). The application also provides automatic offline video viewing through a subscription via a TV Season Pass, allowing users to see the latest episodes of their favorite program, in the app, the day after they air.

And of course, like any iOS app coming out today, the Amazon Instant Video app is optimized to take advantage of the large iPhone 5 screen.



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Edited by Braden Becker
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