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Want Amazon Instant Video on Your Android Tablet? Here’s How to Install it

One of the 360714-the-best-android-tabletsKindle Fire's greatest strengths (and other Android tablet's weaknesses) is that Amazon's tablets can stream video from the retail giant. This is one of the reasons that I have held on to my Kindle Fire HD in place of cheaper Android tablets, but that is no longer true.

I've just posted a new set of instructions which explain how to get Amazon Instant Video on most Android tablets. You have to install a couple apps and configure them, but once you've done that you can stream video from Amazon.

I've tested this on a few tablets, and there are reports from TeleRead which say that it works on a lot of tablets. But do you know the best part?

I found a way to get this working on my Nook HD+. Yes, I undercut my single biggest gripe about this tablet, and had to go revise my review.

On a related note, this trick is probably going to force me to revise my review procedure; I have found that this makes an excellent stress test which will help me rank a tablet's media abilities. For example, the Hisense Sero 7 Pro had trouble keeping the audio in sync with the video. The Nook HD+, on the other hand, didn't have nearly as much trouble.

You can find the instructions here.

About Nate Hoffelder (11123 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

9 Comments on Want Amazon Instant Video on Your Android Tablet? Here’s How to Install it

  1. Thanks, it’s running on my Nook HD now!

  2. Works just fine on my Nook HD, though I did Cyanogenmod it.

  3. Now if only Amazon Prime Video didn’t blow chunks compared to Netflix.

  4. I wonder when we have Amazon Instant Video in Spain… and others european’s countries.

  5. I wonder if this will work on a Kindle Fire HD 7″ after “upgrading” with N2Aos?

  6. You’re running what is basically plain vanilla Android OS, so this should work.

  7. can you elaborate a bit or provide a link on this compare? thanks

  8. I’ve done all this stuff and it acts like its going to work then it doesn’t. I get “Connecting to video……” but it just sits and spins and never connects.

    Anybody got any ideas?


  9. This is probably a hardware or software issue with your tablet. It might not be up to the task.

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