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

Computer Hardware

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (or equivalent)

Computer Operating System

  • Windows 7 or newer
  • Mac OS 10.7 or newer

Web Browsers

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

Browser Plug-ins

To watch videos using Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari, you need Microsoft Silverlight version 5.1 or Adobe Flash (version 10.2.159.1 or higher).

Note: We recommend using Silverlight to watch Amazon Instant Video, as it has been optimised to work with our service and typically provides the best playback experience. Browser plugins aren't required to play video content in Chrome.

To install the latest version of Silverlight, go to Microsoft Silverlight

To install the latest version of Flash go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer.

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