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

One of the Want Amazon Instant Video on Your Android Tablet? Here's How to Install it Amazon Tips and Tricks Kindle 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.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

9 Comments

  1. Anne1 January, 2014

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

    Reply
  2. Chris Meadows1 January, 2014

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

    Reply
  3. flyingtoastr1 January, 2014

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

    Reply
    1. stoney end24 January, 2014

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

      Reply
  4. Javi2 January, 2014

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

    Reply
  5. Lee2 January, 2014

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

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder2 January, 2014

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

      Reply
  6. Steve0030 April, 2014

    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

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder30 April, 2014

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

      Reply

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