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

January 1st, 2014 by · 7 Comments · Amazon, Android, tips and tricks, video

One of the 360714-the-best-android-tabletsKindle 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.

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