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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.

Internet Bandwidth

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

Web Browsers

  • Chrome (latest version)
  • Firefox (latest version)
  • Internet Explorer (version 8 or newer) and Microsoft Edge
  • Safari (version 5 or newer)
Tip: Make sure you're using the latest version of your web browser for the best performance.

Computer Hardware

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (or equivalent)

Computer Operating System

  • Windows 7 or newer
  • Mac OS 10.7 or newer
  • You can use Chrome to watch Amazon Instant Video on Linux/UNIX operating systems (including Chrome OS).

Browser Plug-ins

To watch videos using Firefox, Safari, and some versions of Internet Explorer (version 10 and previous), you need Microsoft Silverlight or Adobe Flash.

Note: Silverlight and Flash are browser plugins used to play Amazon Instant Video content on some browsers. Chrome doesn't use browser plugins to play Amazon Instant Video content.

You'll typically see an onscreen installation or activation prompt if Silverlight or Flash is required for your browser.

The minimum supported version of Silverlight is 5.1. To install the latest version, go to Microsoft Silverlight.

The minimum supported version of Flash is version To install the latest version, go to

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