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Amazon Instant Video on PlayStation 3

Your PlayStation 3 is Registered

Congratulations! You have completed the registration process and can access your Amazon Instant Video account on your PlayStation 3.

Setting up Amazon Instant Video on your PS3


PlayStation 3 Amazon Instant Video offers two great ways to watch movies and TV shows instantly, anywhere. Buy or rent from a selection of more than 150,000 titles or subscribe to Prime Instant Video and get unlimited streaming of more than 40,000 movies and TV episodes.
  • Availability: Amazon Instant Video is available on PlayStation 3, along with hundreds of other mobile devices, TVs, Blu-ray players and set-top-boxes. Click here to link your device. Not sure if your device is compatible? Check the list of compatible devices.
  • Selection: Prime Instant Video lets you access more than 40,000 movies and TV episodes, including blockbuster movies like Marvel's The Avengers and The Hunger Games, along with a wide range of subscription streaming exclusives for everyone in the family like Downton Abbey, Justified, Under the Dome and Dora the Explorer.
  • Personalized: Discover new content through Amazon's Emmy award-winning personalized recommendation engines for video discovery. Our content suggestions use tools and algorithms that enable you to find and discover videos that cater to your tastes and preferences. .
  • Let us know what you think: Send your comments and suggestions about Amazon Instant Video to ps3-aiv-feedback@amazon.com.
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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 the Kindle Fire, as well as PlayStation 3, PC, Mac, Roku, and hundreds of TVs and Blu-ray players. 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?
    Prime Instant Video is a benefit that is included in an Amazon Prime membership. With more member benefits than ever, your Amazon Prime membership includes FREE Two-Day Shipping, the new Kindle Owners' Lending Library, and unlimited access to Prime Instant Video titles at no additional cost.

    As an Amazon Prime member, a Prime eligible portion of the Amazon Instant Video catalog (currently over 40,000 movies and TV episodes and growing) is yours to stream instantly, at no additional cost.

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    Amazon Instant Video on Your PS3
    Watching Amazon Instant Video on the PlayStation 3 is easy and fun. Once you have registered your PlayStation 3 console with Amazon.com, just go to the TV/Video Services menu and click on the Amazon Instant Video icon.

    Explore Thousands of Movies and TV Shows
    Rent, Buy, or Subscribe
    Start Watching on Your PlayStation 3, Finish on Your Kindle Fire or Computer
    Amazon Instant Video on PlayStation 3
  • Browse Movies, TV shows, Recently Added content, Genres, and more
  • Search for the specific title you are looking for
  • Go directly to your purchased and rented videos in Your Video Library
  • See upcoming episodes of TV series you are currently watching in the Up Next section
  • Choose to rent for a limited time or purchase for unlimited viewings
  • Prime members get access to over 40,000 videos at no additional cost through Prime Instant Video
  • Pause, fast-forward, and rewind your movies just like you would on a DVR
  • Resume your video from where you left off, either on the PlayStation 3, Kindle Fire, PC, Mac, or any other compatible device
  • Register in Three Easy Steps



    Where do I find the Amazon Instant Video application on my PlayStation 3?
    On your PlayStation 3, go to TV/Video Services and click on the Amazon Instant Video icon. The Amazon Instant Video application will download and launch. If you do not see the Amazon Instant Video app, please try the following steps:

    1. Create or log into your PSN (PlayStation Network) account and accept any new Terms of Use agreement.

    2. Update your PlayStation 3 with the latest firmware (Settings > System Updates).


    How do I register my PlayStation 3 with Amazon.com?
    To register, you need to link your PlayStation 3 to your Amazon.com account. If you don't have an Amazon.com account, you can create one for free during the registration process.

    1. On your PlayStation 3, go to TV/Video Services > Amazon Instant Video. Click on "Register Your Device". You will see a 5-character code on the screen that you will use to complete your registration from a computer or tablet.

    2. Visit our Registration page from your computer or tablet and complete your registration.

    3. You are all set. Return to your PlayStation and start watching your favorite TV shows and movies with Amazon Instant Video. Simply go to TV/Video Services > Amazon Instant Video.


    Where do I find my Amazon videos on my PlayStation 3?
    To locate and watch your purchased and rented videos, open up the Amazon Instant Video application your PlayStation 3 and select Your Video Library. Rented videos will be removed from your video library automatically when they expire.

    To find more videos to watch and buy, browse our selection of movies and TV shows on your PlayStation 3 or shop online at the Amazon Instant Video Store. Amazon Prime members can stream thousands of videos at no additional cost from Prime Instant Video.


    Which PlayStation 3 consoles can play videos from Amazon Instant Video?
    All broadband-connected PlayStation 3 consoles can play videos from Amazon Instant Video. To start watching, just register your PlayStation 3 player with Amazon.com.


    Why am I seeing buffering when watching videos?
    Buffering, or a pause while loading or playing your video, is generally caused by a slow Internet connection speed to our service. Your broadband Internet connection speed can vary for many reasons that are most likely not related to the Amazon Instant Video service itself. Please check for these common issues:

    Wireless Connection Strength
    Devices connected to the Internet through a wireless connection may experience slow connection speeds. To improve your wireless connection, try moving your wireless access point closer to your PlayStation 3 or, if possible, connect your PlayStation 3 using a wired Ethernet connection.

    Shared Internet Connections
    When your PlayStation 3 is connected to the same Internet connection as other computers or devices, this can impact your connection speed and video quality. This is most likely to happen when someone in your household is downloading files, playing video games, or watching videos online.

    Connection to Your Internet Service Provider
    If your connection speed is a lot worse than usual, you can try resetting your broadband modem or router to ensure you have the best possible connection to your Internet Service Provider (ISP). If the unusually slow speeds continue, call your ISP to troubleshoot the problem.


    Where can I find out more information about Amazon Instant Video and Prime Instant Video?
    More information about instant videos can be found here. For more information about how to watch on hundreds of compatible devices, go here.


    Is Amazon Instant Video on PlayStation 3 available outside of the United States?
    Amazon Instant Video on PlayStation 3 is currently available in all 50 states of the U.S., District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Amazon Instant Video is not available in the Virgin Islands.


    How do I unregister my PlayStation 3 from Amazon Instant Video?
    When you are signed in to your Amazon.com account your registered PlayStation is listed at the top of this page. Click the unregister link next to your PlayStation to start the unregistration process. You will not be able to access Your Video Library or purchase Amazon Instant Video content from your PlayStation 3 after you unregister your PlayStation 3.


    Have more questions? Go to Amazon Instant Video Support.