System Requirements for Streaming on Your Computer

Your computer, web browser, and Internet connection need to meet these minimum requirements to access Amazon Instant Video content. You'll also need to install the Silverlight player.

Minimum Internet Bandwidth

  • Standard Definition (SD) videos: 900 Kbits/sec
  • High Definition (HD) videos: 3.5 Mbits/sec

Computer Hardware

  • PC: Intel Pentium 4 2.33 GHz processor or equivalent
  • Mac: Intel Core Duo 1.33 GHz or faster

Computer Operating System

  • PC: Windows 7 or newer
  • Mac: OS X or newer (10.7+)

    Note: At this time, HD movies are not available for streaming on Mac computers.

Web Browsers

  • Internet Explorer 8.0 or above
  • Firefox (latest version)
  • Safari 5.0 or above
  • Google Chrome (latest version)
Tip: To ensure you have the latest in performance improvements and bug fixes, make sure you're always using the latest version of your browser.

Browser Plug-ins

  • Microsoft Silverlight Version 5.1 or higher. To install the latest version, go to Microsoft Silverlight.

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