After I saw the announcement of the Amazon Prime Instant Video, I had to try it out on my Motorola Droid X. Turns out that with just a tiny bit of tweaking, Amazon Prime Instant Video works great on Android phones, as long as you are running Android 2.2+ with Adobe Flash installed. Check out Chris’ post on Amazon Prime Instant Videos.
How Do I Watch Amazon Prime Instant Video on Android?
Choose any browser you like, as long as it is a direct browser. That means no Skyfire unfortunately. My browser of choice for larger screens is Dolphin HD. The secret is to make sure that you change the “agent name” from Android to Desktop. That is what tells the receiving web site what kind of browser you have. If you try this with just the stock browser, Amazon will kick you back and tell you that you “cannot purchase this movie with a mobile browser”. Once you change the agent name, open the browser to amazon.com and log in.
This assumes that you are already an Amazon Prime user. If not, sign up, then go to Amazon Instant Video. Once there, chose your movie from the available titles, choose ‘Amazon Prime Free Movie’, set your screen to full-screen and enjoy your movie. I streamed the opening 10 minutes of ‘Chariots of Fire’ without any issue at all and would have watched the rest of the movie had I not been on low battery and not near an A/C outlet. Give it a try yourself and enjoy!