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Summary:

Amazon’s Instant Video iOS app now lets users stream content to Apple TV using AirPlay. Thousands of users of the app had requested the feature in iTunes reviews.

Amazon Instant Video on iOS devices

Amazon’s Instant Video iOS app, which allows users to watch video content purchased from Amazon and stream Prime Instant Video content, will now work better with Apple devices: In an update on Tuesday, Amazon added the ability to stream content from the app to Apple TV via AirPlay.

The update was a long time coming: The Instant Video iOS app was first released in July 2012. On iTunes, the app had garnered thousands of negative reviews for its lack of compatibility with AirPlay.

Apple TV still doesn’t have a native Amazon Instant Video app (Roku does), but this might be a step toward that.

The update also included more integration with IMDB, which is owned by Amazon.

  1. Christine Giovetti Tuesday, September 17, 2013

    I’m getting audio but not video. Grrrrr …

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    1. Same here. Audio but no video…

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  2. I suspect that Airplay has collected dust too long to become much of anything. Chromecast is likely to get more units out in a shorter period of time, because it’s one third the price.

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  3. Same as before updated app–audio; but no video…no joy!

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  4. It works after you update Amazon Instant Video to v2.1

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    1. I have version 2.10.4452.28 – it doesn’t work. Only audio, no video

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  5. No video here as well on my original iPad with iOS 5.1.1. Works fine on my iPhone, iOS7

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  6. Denise Overstreet Monday, September 23, 2013

    I have the same problem…only audio, no video… IPad Gen 1 with iOS 5.1.1… It must be the iPad app… I can AirPlay from YouTube, HBOGo, and a few other apps, just not Amazon Instant Video. Frustrating. Amazon shouldn’t forget about us iPad 1 users… We might not be ready to upgrade to a new iPad just yet.

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  7. I got the app but it won’t accept my password and won’t let me check it or change it and there is no way to get support

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