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Prime Instant Video finally lands on non-Kindle Android tablets in the UK

You can now finally stream Transparent, Vikings and Mozart in the Jungle on Android tablets other than those made by Amazon. 

The shopping behemoth has just announced that Prime Instant Video is coming to more Android tablets. 

You’ll need to download it from Amazon Appstore, which you can get by following this link and enabling ‘Unknown sources’ in your settings. After that, you’re good to go. 

New titles landing on Prime Instant Video this month include Outlander, an exclusive show set in 18th century Scotland, based on the books of Diana Gabaldon. Other Amazon exclusives include pirate drama Black Sails and crime series Bosch, based on Michael Connelly’s books. Films landing this month include Divergent, 12 Years a Slave and Life of Pi

While streaming content you can also make use of Amazon’s IMDb-powered X-Ray feature, which pulls up information about cast and crew members – good for those moments when you recognise an actor but can’t quite remember where you saw them before. 

Prime Instant Video also gives you the ability to browse for titles on the Amazon website within the mobile web browser and stream directly from there. 

Previously, in order to get Amazon media streaming on a non-Kindle Android device, you’d need to follow a few workarounds – there’s been no standalone Prime Instant Video app available on Google Play, not even before Amazon repackaged the old Lovefilm service

Last December, Google removed Amazon’s Shopping app from Google Play, as it let you access Prime Instant Video via a back door – which is forbidden by Google’s terms of service. 

We’re still waiting to hear back from Amazon for a list of supported devices. We’ve been able to get it working on a 2013 Google Nexus 7 (see above) and we’ll update once we hear more. 

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