Amazon has launched Amazon Instant Video app. This allows users of iPad to have access to the web giant’s ever-expanding collection of TV and movies. The app appeared in the app store for iPad for the first time today. The app offers more than 120,000 videos located in the Instant Video library of Amazon. Just like for the Kindle tablet and desktop version, the new app gives users the chance to watch video free, but only if the user is a paying member of the group Amazon Prime, which costs $79 annually.
The 120,000 videos are for rent or purchase, while the library offered for those with content deals has about 18,000 titles. The description on the app in the store does not indicate the number of viewable streaming titles there are in the app. It just refers to thousands that are available. It is also better for Amazon not to mention the size of its video collection, since the number constantly changes.
The same as iTunes, the service on Amazon also offers a subscription option for the TV Season Pass. This includes a feature that automatically downloads TV shows to the user’s iPad the day following their airing. If you pause during the viewing of the video, then look at it later on, on another of your devices, it will continue from the point where you stopped it the previous time.
Presently the app is only offered for iPad users, not iPod or iPhone. It does not stream presently to Apple TV.