Amazon Instant Video for iPhone is here
Amazon's Instant Video app is no longer just for the iPad; iPhone owners get a taste, too
Amazon's Instant Video app has been available in Apple's App Store since August, but it was only compatible with the iPad when it first hit. Now, thanks to a recent update, you can get it on your iPhone (and iPod Touch), too.
For those unfamiliar, Amazon's Instant Video service lets you download movies and television shows from your library. The iOS app then allows you to watch 'em directly from your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. To put it simply, Instant Video is like Amazon's version of Netflix. Likewise, bringing the app to iPhone users will help the online retailer compete with such rival video streaming services.
Amazon Prime members have access to thousands of titles, at no extra cost -- and most of 'em are films and shows you'll probably actually wanna watch. Admittedly, Amazon had me at Downton Abbey. But you can find racier stuff like American Horror Story, and plenty of holiday classics are currently on the list, as well. Additionally, you can view your purchased or rented videos from Amazon through the app.
Here's how Amazon sums it up on its site:
"Amazon Instant Video is now playing on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Videos you’ve purchased or rented with Amazon Instant Video will show up instantly on your Apple device once you download and sign into the app. Amazon Prime members can stream titles from the entire Prime Instant Video library.”
You can get the app here.