iPad App of the Week: Amazon Prime Video

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Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.

Our picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every week.  Check out all out picks below and you’ll soon have a collection of stellar apps for your favorite tablet.

This week’s pick is Amazon Prime Video by AMZN Mobile LLC.  I have been an off and on Amazon Prime user for years.  Typically, I start my subscription again when there is a one month free deal incentive and then cancel before the month is over.  However, this year I left it in place for a couple of months through the holiday season to save on gifts for the family.  Last weekend my subscription was set to auto-renew again, and I was prepared to end it for now.

Unfortunately, I missed the cut-off by a day and was charged the $11 for another month.  I was a little flustered at first, since I really didn’t have any immediate use for it, and I already have so many monthly reoccurring charges.  Then one day when I was on Amazon looking at a product on sale and noticed in the upper corner an add for the 3rd season of the Amazon Original series, BOSCH.  What was this?  I have read most of Michael Connelly’s BOSCH books and love them, so I was thrilled to see that included with my Amazon Prime account I had access to a vast library of video and TV shows for free.  Maybe this Amazon Prime account was more valuable than I had realized?
Amazon Prime comes with a few caveats that I never pursued–until now.  In addition to  unlimited, ad-free access to hundreds of Prime Playlist, and unlimited photo storage, you also have unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes.

Additional Amazon Prime Video features include…

-Download movies and TV shows over Wi-Fi or cellular to watch anywhere, anytime.
-Prime members in India can enjoy hundreds of top Bollywood and regional Indian hits like Sultan, Baar Baar Dekho, Kabali, Dhoom series and more!
-View IMDB data about the actors, songs and trivia related to your videos during playback with X-Ray
-Stream the first episode of select TV shows for free. First Episode Free videos include advertising before and during your videos
-Watch on your Apple TV using AirPlay (requires Apple TV 2nd generation or later) (US only)

-Access hundreds of thousands of movies and TV episodes you bought or rented including new release movies or the latest TV programming, with the ability to download titles for offline viewing (US only)
-Watch on your TV using HDMI and your Apple Digital AV Adapter
-Stream the first episode of selected TV shows for free. First Episode Free videos include advertising before and during your videos (US only)
-Add videos to Your Watchlist from any Amazon Prime Video compatible device for later viewing
-Start watching the next episode of the show you are currently streaming automatically with Auto Play.

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Here’s an App Store link for Amazon Prime Video. Compatible with iOS 8.0 or later, Amazon Prime Video for iOS is a universal app that works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. It’s a free service for all Amazon Prime Users, with no additional costs other than the monthly membership you’re already paying.

If you’re interested in more great iPad apps, check out our Best iPad Apps section!

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