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, or Adobe Flash if you're a user of Chrome for Mac.

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

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