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What is Amazon Instant Video?

What is Amazon Instant Video?
We have it all, anytime you want it: this week's newest movie releases, your must-watch TV shows, and classic favorites, all available right now. Plus, you can subscribe to current TV seasons, with new episodes available the day after they air.

Our store offers instant streaming on Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD, iPad, PS3, Xbox, Wii, Wii U, Roku, on hundreds of TVs, set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, and on the Web. Plus, all of your videos are stored in Your Video Library, so you can access them anywhere you go.

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What is Prime Instant Video?
With more benefits than ever, Amazon Prime offers value and convenience, including free two-day shipping on millions of items, Prime Instant Video, Prime Music, and the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.

For Amazon Prime members, tens of thousands of movies and TV shows, including The Americans, Justified, and Downton Abbey are available to stream instantly, at no additional cost. Start a free trial today.

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How Do I Start Watching?

How Do I Start Watching?
You can watch anywhere: in your living room, online, or on the go. Movies and TV shows are available to stream instantly on Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire HDX, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U, iPad, iPhone, Roku, and on hundreds of TVs, Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, and on the Web.

Find out more about how to watch on your TV, online, or on your Kindle Fire HD.
Rent or Own?
For most movies, you'll see two prices: rent or buy (own).

Rentals start at $2.99. If you rent, you'll have 30 days from when you rent to start watching, and once you start watching, most movies have a 24-hour window to finish watching. Once the rental is over, the movie will automatically disappear from Your Video Library.

Buying a movie or TV show means you can watch it as many times as you want, now or later, subject to terms of use.

Rent or Buy?
Stream or Download?
Stream or Download?
You will often see two options for how to watch your movie or TV show.

Streaming a title is instant - but you have to be connected to the internet to do it. You can stream on a Web browser, Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire HDX and on compatible HDTVs, Blu-ray players, or set-top boxes. Prime Instant Video titles are only available for streaming, and cannot be downloaded.

Downloading is best for when you want to watch on your Kindle Fire and an internet connection is not available.