Amazon Instant Video App available for iPad!

christophermdia

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For those that have been waiting, the app is now live on the app store. I have been waiting for this as the final piece to make my ipad a fully, take anywhere device! Makes android devices less and less necessary. Amazon has not even released an android version of this app!
 

Big-TDI-Guy

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Jan 11, 2007
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YES! Finally!

Long awaited here - testing it out now.

Thumbnail screen is a little laggy when scrolling on my iPad 3.

Episode breakdown does not have the titles in some shows. Top Gear - Episode 1, Episode 2 - it does not display the episode name as it does on my bluray player.

Picture quality is decent - so far playback seems pretty smooth.
 
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MBPnoob

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first hulu on the atv, now AIV on ipad?? happy freaking day! All of my streaming services can be played on my TV! (I hope airplay works well..)

DirecTV... you're days are numbered once my contract is done.
 

Big-TDI-Guy

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Am I the only one who is having trouble finding the "search" box?

Needed:

Search Box.

Gestures for navigation / playback.

HD Content? It could be that the source is 720p? Not entirely sure - but it does not look like HD on my iPad right now.

Tried emailing the above info to the feedback email account Amazon has listed - and it failed.
 
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anthonymoody

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In a way this makes a ton of sense, in the same way that amazon having a kindle app for iOS does. Otoh, it definitely makes the Kindle Fire that much less desirable all else equal.
 

BFizzzle

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Am I the only one who is having trouble finding the "search" box?

Needed:

Search Box.

Gestures for navigation / playback.

HD Content? It could be that the source is 720p? Not entirely sure - but it does not look like HD on my iPad right now.
i dont think there is one???

WTF amazon.

i hope im just blind
 

aztecfight

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Aug 1, 2012
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about time is right... Airplay is just mirroring so not the greatetst but good to have another streaming service for those long nights in hotel rooms ;)
 

plympton

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Jul 22, 2002
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It won't work on my new iPad jailbroken - keep getting a "Warning: Can't play on this device"
 

flatfoot99

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i dont think there is one???

WTF amazon.

i hope im just blind
No search box. You have to go to amazon.com via safari and either add Prime movies to your wish list or purchase/rent video. It will then show up in the app. This is apparently a way to avoid in-app purchases and not pay apple.

I like how you have the choice to download or stream a rented or purchase video to view at a later time when you might not have an Internet connection. Unfortunately you can't download Prime videos... just stream.