Amazon Prime Instant Video Finally Supports Android Tablets

In a move that has seemingly taken forever we now have the ability to watch Amazon Prime instant video on non-Fire and iOS tablets. Now Prime members can easily watch favorite shows on a mobile screen that you don’t have to squint to see.

To get started watching Prime instant video on your tablet you will need to install the Amazon app to be able to install from the Amazon Appstore. Then you can download the Prime Instant Video app and get started watching your favorites this weekend.

What’s new in version 2.0.45.1010:

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.

Source: Android Police

Amazon Studios to Make Films for Cinema Release

After making great strides with its original series, Amazon Studios is set to move into the movie business, making 12 films a year for cinema release before they’re made available on Prime Instant Video.

Amazon Studios show Transparent, starring Jeffrey Tambor as an aging father who comes out as transgender, won Best Comedy or Musical TV Series at the Golden Globes last week.

Amazon Original Movies, as the venture is called, will “focus on unique stories, voices, and characters from top and up-and-coming creators.” Films will then be available for streaming to Prime subscribers 4-8 weeks after cinema release.

Roy Price, Vice President of Amazon, said, “Not only will we bring Prime Instant Video customers exciting, unique, and exclusive films soon after a movie’s theatrical run, but we hope this program will also benefit filmmakers, who too often struggle to mount fresh and daring stories that deserve an audience.”

Amazon Original Movies will be headed by Ted Hope, who produced Eat Drink Man Woman and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Source: The Verge