Amazon doesn't seem to particularly want Android users to enjoy its video streaming service. First it took its sweet time expanding the offering out from Fire and iOS devices. Then when it did finally bring the app to Android, it required installing the standard Amazon app, which then prompted you to install a dedicated Prime Instant Video app from the Amazon Appstore (Google Play, what's that?). After that, it only ran on phones. Tablets, for the most part, were inexplicably left out.
The latest version of Amazon Instant Video for Android fixes that. You still have to go through the website to watch videos, but at least it works. Here it is on my Nexus 7.
What's new in version 188.8.131.520:
Now watch Amazon Instant Video on your Android phones and tablets. Android tablet customers can search and browse for videos on Amazon.com in their web browser and tap Watch Now to have the Prime Instant Video app begin playing the video.
Yes, unfortunately, the Amazon Appstore requirement hasn't changed. Link's below.
- Amazon Instant Video
- Gary Chen