Amazon releases Instant Video for iPad app, goes head-to-head with Hulu, Netflix
Amazon had a big day of releases today. Not only did the online retail giant update its Cloud Player app, but it also released a new one, the Instant Video for iPad app. As the name implies, the app is for the iPad and takes advantage of Amazon’s vast streaming video catalog.
The app itself is free, but to get any of the over 120,000 videos that Amazon claims its catalog has, you’ll either have to purchase/rent individual videos or be an Amazon Prime member to stream any of them at any time with no limits. Regardless of which one you choose, you’ll be able to stream the videos you have access to over Wi-Fi – and if you’re not in a WiFi network, you’ll be able to download and watch your videos whenever you want.
Unfortunately for iPhone users who don’t own iPads, the app is currently only available for the latter device. There is no word on whether the app will ever be available on Apple’s smaller iDevices, but I’d have a hard time believing that it won’t be at some point in the future.
Amazon’s Instant Video service is on a lot of other platforms, too, including: OS X, Windows, and a variety of media set top boxes. Depending on what devices you own, it could be a fantastic way to enjoy a lot of video for decent prices. Are you going to take advantage of Instant Video on your iPad, or are you content (pardon the pun) with other video services? Sound off in the comments.
Download: iTunes[Amazon via Mashable]