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What is Amazon Instant Video?

What is Amazon Instant Video?
Amazon Instant Video is the place to watch anything you want, anytime you want it. We've got the newest movie releases, must-see TV shows, all-time classics, and so much more - loads of it available in High Definition too.

You can stream instantly on your Kindle Fire HD, iPad, iPhone, Android Phone, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U; on hundreds of TVs, set-top boxes and Blu-ray players from LG, Sony and Samsung; and - of course - on the Web via your PC, laptop or Mac.

All of your videos are stored in Your Video Library, so you can pick up where you left off on any device.

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What is Prime Instant Video?
A monthly Prime Instant Video subscription offers thousands of movies and TV shows to stream instantly - at no extra cost - on a wide range of devices and applications. You’ll see “Watch Now” buttons next to these titles and a 'Prime’ sash across the cover image. Start a free trial today.

If you sign up for an annual Prime membership, you get Prime Instant Video, plus unlimited one-day delivery on millions of items to buy from Amazon.co.uk, and over 500,000 titles to borrow for free from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.
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How Do I Start Watching?

How Do I Start Watching?
We have it all, anytime you want it: this week's newest movie releases, must-see TV shows, and all-time classics, all available right now. And you can watch anywhere: in your living room, online, or on the go.

Stream instantly on Kindle Fire HD, iPad, iPhone, Android Phone, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U; on hundreds of TVs, Blu-ray players, set-top boxes; Sony’s Home Cinema system; and on the Web using your PC, laptop or Mac. Plus, all of your videos are stored in Your Video Library, so you can access them anywhere you go.

Find out more about all our compatible devices.
Rent or Own?
For most movies, you'll see two prices: rent or buy (own).

Rentals start at £0.99. If you rent, you'll have 30 days from when you rent to start watching, and once you start watching, most movies have a 48-hour window to finish watching. Once the rental is over, the movie will automatically disappear from Your Video Library.

Buying a movie or TV show means you can watch it as many times as you want, now or later.

You can also sign up for a Prime Instant Video subscription, which gives you unlimited streaming of over 15,000 movies and TV episodes, at no extra cost.
Rent or Buy?
Stream or Download?
Stream or Download?
Streaming a title is instant - but you have to be connected to the internet to do it. You can stream on Kindle Fire HD and all the compatible devices, consoles and TVs mentioned above, as well as on a Web browser on your PC, laptop or Mac. Prime Instant Video titles are only available for streaming, and cannot be downloaded.

Downloading is available on your Kindle Fire, iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Once you have downloaded a movie or TV show to one of these mobile devices, you can watch it later even if an internet connection is not available.