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.

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

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