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 XP SP2 or newer
Mac: OS X or newer (10.5.7+), Intel-based

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

Web Browsers
Internet Explorer 7.0 or above
Firefox 3.0 or above
Safari 5.0 or above
Google Chrome 16 or above

Browser Plug-ins
Microsoft Silverlight Version 5.1 or higher. To install the latest version, go to Microsoft Support.