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Amazon Prime Instant Video finally supports Android tablets

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Amazon Prime Instant Video finally supports Android-powered tablets, almost 7 months after making its Android debut. The service, which offers thousands of movies and TV shows to Prime subscribers, is available through the Amazon Appstore.

Prime Instant Video has long been available on iOS, but Amazon always seemed somewhat reluctant to support Android, favoring its own Fire tablets instead. But last September, the retail giant finally brought the service to Android smartphones.

Amazon has continued to avoid Android tablets since then, but it has finally given in; an update to the Amazon Instant Video app for Android enables the service on tablet devices, allowing Prime subscribers to enjoy their favorite movies and TV shows on Nexus tablets, Samsung Galaxy Tabs, LG G Pads, and many more.

Unfortunately, the service still requires the Amazon Appstore; you’ll need to download and install that manually first — after enabling installs from “unknown sources” on your device — then acquire the Instant Video app from there.

Once you have these installed, you’ll be able to browse and view Instant Video shows and movies in your web browser via Amazon.com.

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