It will not be an overstatement to say that the iPad is a phenomenal tablet. Apple’s magical tablet is used in a variety of industries, including but not limited to education, aviation and entertainment. Above all, the iPad remains the tablet of choice for millions of individual consumers around the world. Consumers use the iPad for all sorts of tasks, watching movies and TV shows is one of those tasks. To cater to such users, Amazon has released its Instant Video app for iPad which is now available for download from the iTunes App Store.
The Amazon Instant Video app for iPad can be used by new and existing members of Amazon Prime. These members can use this latest app to watch their favorite movies and TV shows on an iPad. Amazon claims that their library have over 120,000 video titles. Amazon Prime members can browse through this massive library using an iPad and watch whatever movie or TV show appeals to them.
There are already a number of instant video streaming services for the iPad. These include but are not limited to Netflix and Hulu Plus. Apart from that, Apple has its own gigantic iTunes Library which is filled with unimaginable amounts of video content. The Amazon Instant Video app also provides an offline viewing experience that is pretty useful to say the least. Users can download purchased or rented video titles to their iPads if they wish to watch the content even in the absence of a Wi-Fi connection.
This app also comes with Whispersync technology which is pretty useful if you are using an Amazon Prime account with multiple devices. For example if you are watching a video using the Amazon Prime account on a Kindle Fire tablet, the same will be pushed to any other device associated with the same account. This also applies to pause positions which too are synced across all devices linked to a same Amazon Prime account. Certain users have reported that there are some issues when trying to stream video from an iPad to an Apple TV device, hopefully the issue will be resolved in a future update.
The Amazon Instant Video app for iPad is available as a free download from iTunes App Store. The app is 15.6 MB in size. Currently only a native iPad version has been released. Hopefully Amazon will launch an app for iPhone and iPod touch devices soon as well.