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Review: Amazon Instant Video for iOS marred by Wi-Fi-only streaming and no AirPlay

At a Glance

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  • Amazon Instant Video
    3.5/5
    Free
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    Amazon Instant Video is a great option for those who like streaming older content or watching video they’ve purchased via Amazon.com. Unfortunately, it’s somewhat restricted in both its AirPlay and...

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At a Glance

Amazon Instant Video is a great option for those who like streaming older content or watching video they’ve purchased via Amazon.com. Unfortunately, it’s somewhat restricted in both its AirPlay and purchasing implementations, thanks to the studios and Apple, respectively. And unlike iTunes and Netflix, it lacks an option for streaming or downloading over 3G or LTE.

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Pros

  • Great catalog of video
  • Good streaming quality
  • Closed captioning available

Cons

  • Wi-Fi-only streaming
  • No AirPlay
  • No way to purchase video in-app, thanks to Apple restrictions

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