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.

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

  1. 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?

    Thanks,
    Steve

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