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Old April 23rd, 2013, 09:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Amazon Instant Video no longer works on any browser

Up until a week ago I was able to watch Amazon Instant video on my Nexus 10 using the standard workaround. Specifically, installing the Flash apk and using Boat Browser. Then about a week ago it suddenly no longer works. I tried other browsers (FF, Maxthon, Dolphin), reinstalled Flash, etc., etc. Flash adverts work just fine but when I go to play an Amazon VOD it says 'Connecting' but then never loads up. Exact same in every browser.

Did some searching and found at least two other people out in the cyberverse who have experienced the same thing.

So, anyone know what's going on? Amazon finally figure out a way to stop this work around? Is there another option?

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Old April 23rd, 2013, 09:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If its a work around to get free amazon streaming then plz pm it to me bro
(Just so i can test it for you on a different device, of course)
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I just tried to stream something on my nexus 10 last night and it did not work properly.
This totally blows :/
Apparently (I saw this on another post) there was an amazon upgrade and flash 11.something is no longer properly supported on amazon.
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Just tried it on my GNex (with Firefox) and also no luck. That sucks, but I guess I haven't really tried to use it on my phone or tablet in a while since I didn't notice until I saw this post.

Apparently, they added DRM to their videos after releasing their own pilots.
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Amazon Instant Video, as of about April 19th, will no longer play on Android via a browser using the Flash plugin. They have switched to using Silverlight, probably due to their plans to develop original content and desire to signup other content providers that have balked due to lack of DRM thus far.

So, right now, Android owners without Kindles are out of luck until a Silverlight plugin is ported to Android or Amazon releases an app for other devices.
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