Amazon has just launched their Instant Video application for the iPad earlier today, Wednesday, August 1st. This grants Amazon Prime members access to over 120,000 titles from the Prime Instant video gallery. A few examples of available movies include “Men Girls” and “Mission: Impossible 3″. They also stock popular TV Shows, such as Glee.
The Amazon Prime service provides users with guaranteed two-day-shipping, instant streaming of movies & TV shows, and unlimited Kindle e-book access. If you plan to use the service, the $79.00 per year price-point is well worth its value.
According to PCWorld, Amazon Instant Video comes with some nifty features:
Watchlist lets users queue up individual movies or whole TV seasons that they wish to view; the list is available in the cloud, so you can add a movie on your iPad and then check and adjust the list when you move to your computer.
And if you do own or have rented a video from the service, it shows up in the Library section of the app. From there, you can watch a trailer for the movie, choose to watch now over Wi-Fi, download for later offline viewing, or add to your Watchlist. Although the app does let you stream audio to an Apple TV, it does not support video over AirPlay.
The only negative side to this whole service is the lack purchasing abilities. You cannot subscribe to Amazon Prime from the actual application. You must use your computer’s browser, or the iPads browser. Same goes with purchasing videos.
Click here to check out the application in the Apps-Store. And let me know what you think in the comments.