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Amazon Prime Instant Video coming to Android soon

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Amazon has confirmed there’s an Amazon Prime Instant Video app coming for Android devices soon.

Currently, you can’t get Amazon’s video streaming service, formally LoveFilm, as a dedicated app on any Android devices aside from the company’s own Kindle Fire tablet range.

However, Amazon has confirmed that this is going to change in the very near future.

Marketing Director of Amazon Instant Video, Russell Morris, told PC Advisor that a general Android app launch is “imminent”.

Amazon has already made the Amazon Instant Prime Video app available to iOS devices, the majority of Smart TVs and game consoles along with Kindle Fire tablets.

Users have oft complained to Amazon since the Lovefilm/Instant Prime switchover happened and the app disappeared from the app stores.

But thankfully, it looks like Android tablet and smartphone owners will soon get access to the service, opening up Amazon’s streaming service to Google’s 1 billion strong mobile user base.

Morris also confirmed that Amazon has a team dedicated to working on launching 4K quality content on the Amazon Instant Prime Video service this year.

Back in 2013, Amazon Studios confirmed it would film all its 2014 original series in 4K Ultra HD.

“As a premium original content creator, we’re excited about 4K and the future of Ultra HD technology, particularly as we move into drama series next year,” said Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios, at the time of the announcement.

The 4K footage will offer content capable of being viewed with a 3840 x 2160p resolution.

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kzat82

July 18, 2014, 3:07 am

I'll believe it when I see it.

Nine2Nine

July 18, 2014, 4:19 am

Agreed. But even if they do bring this to Android I won't use it much.. I have mostly switched to Google play now. Oringally bought only from Amazon until they snubbed Android and forced me to either buy a Kindle fire or drop Amazon for video.. Don't like being locked in to places so I dropped them.. I would have even have switched back after a time if they had brought this out sooner but you waited to long Amazon.. You waited to long..

Guest

July 18, 2014, 11:17 am

Welcome to the 21st century Amazon. How ridiculous that it's taken this long...

Peter Lunn

July 18, 2014, 11:40 am

Sounds great - how about some Chromecast support too or am I being too optimistic

Pg

July 18, 2014, 1:35 pm

They were waiting for you (and the rest of us) to buy one of their devices. They'll need to under cut the competition for me to consider them now.

kzat82

July 18, 2014, 4:14 pm

It's not really ridiculous; it's just in their business plan to want you to buy Amazon tablets instead of some other brand.

kzat82

July 18, 2014, 4:16 pm

I just want to use it with the Prime account I already pay for it.

They actually do have an Android app, sorta. My Google TV (from 2012, which has Honeycomb) has an Amazon video app. It just opens the website, but the videos play full screen.

Prem Desai

July 19, 2014, 3:41 pm

Not sure why we need to be thankful.

There are a great many android devices out there. Amazon just wants to make more money. Simple.

Surprised it didn't happen sooner.

erl

September 8, 2014, 1:28 am

How you can compete with netflix when you don't even have a app for android hard to understand

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