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    I tried connecting to my Amazon account to watch a video series I purchased. It works great on my laptop, but I cannot get it to work on my RAZR MAXX.

    Any help? What might I be doing wrong?

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    Probably because Flash isn't officially support anymore, going to make it difficult to play videos that require it.
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    Is there a problem in loading flash? Is it difficult? Does it create weaknesses?

    Thank you.

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    Is there any update on being able to play "Amazon Instant Video" movies on a RAZR MAXX?


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    I just looked at Play Store and it shows as "incompatible". For the Razr Maxx.
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    There isn't an Amazon Instant Video for mobile devices. There is one for Google-TV. I still don't understand why the iPad and Kindle have Instant Video apps but not other Android devices.
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    I wonder why apple and not android? Are they sticking it to regular android users while pushing their kindle version of android?

    I was stuck waiting in a parking lot (without my laptop) and wanted to watch The Hobbit--no solution. STINK!

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    since amazon will not give us an app i just started using the google play store for movies.
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    I have an Amazon Prime account, would be nice to utilize it on my Xoom tab or Razr Maxx phone. I suppose since the Kindle uses a custom Android software, they will not offer once to the open Android users? I am still lost on why this is.....
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    PC,

    Can you a brief review of how well this works? Pluses and minuses?

    I am frustrated that Amazon is doing it this way. I have many movies, etc. that I simply cannot access. If they cannot or will not learn how to play nice with others, I will need to find an alternative that will work for all platforms.

    Thank you.

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    Download and install Boat browser. Side load flash player. No need to root. Works on JB up to 4.2.2. Enjoy Amazon Instant Video via Boat browser and Flash. Or wait for Amazon's app.

    Oh, make sure you go to Amazon's full site not the mobile. I just streamed Pretty In Pink on Amazon Prime to confirm it works on my RAZR Maxx.

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    Honestly I wouldn't hold my breath waiting on Amazon to put their instant video on phones. If they do I would bet they only put it on tablets for the larger screen size.
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    No idea what sideloading is... but willing to learn. My MAXX currently has 4.04. Is there a suggested walkthru?

    Thank you.
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    Netflix has an Android app
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    Correct but this is about amazon not Netflix.
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    Sorry for being slow to respond.

    Here is a link to an article.
    Mega Movie Showdown: A Thorough Comparison Of Movie Selections On Netflix, Amazon, Redbox Instant, And Google Play

    My personal opinion is Amazon instant has more selections as far as movies and tv shows where you can buy episodes. Some tv episodes you can buy after they air. With that said because netflix has been doing adding more selections it has help to lesson my dependency on amazon video. Google play is still the new kid on the block as it inks more and more studio bringing in movies. The last few new release movies I have rented via Google play vs amazon though amazon sometimes get first dibs at the title.

    Google play movie works better in I can watch it on my phone, computer, tablet, or chromebook, and from my computer I do not have to download or install any special software.
    Because I have still have a large selection I bought via amazon I still use it from time to time but have migrated to using google play more and more especially now google have removed it blocks where it didnt work on rooted phones.
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    Yep that was my point. Why do back flips to get Amazon to meet your needs. Netflix has already figured it out. Support the format that supports your device and nearly every device on the planet. I watch Netflix on my Droid phone. ipad, TV, blue ray, lap top. Ditto for my wife and kids on all their devices on one account. There is almost no time, place, or circumstance that it is not possible to get netflix
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    Understood, just not real impressed with Netflix selection. I dropped them about a 8 months ago. Very happy with Amazon Prime.
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