Last June, my colleague Bryan posted an article about the previous update to Amazon Instant Video for iOS. The article was titled, rather truthfully, “The Amazon Instant Video App Still Doesn’t Offer Full AirPlay Support.” Well, thanks to the app’s latest update, not anymore it doesn’t.
That is to say, Amazon Instant Video has finally been updated with full AirPlay support. As a result, you can now use the app to watch titles from Prime Instant Video and the Amazon Instant Video store right on your Apple TV via AirPlay.
In addition to AirPlay support, another new feature introduced by the new update to Amazon Instant Video is integration with IMDb, which is also owned by Amazon. This lets you see IMDb cast and director information, ratings, goofs, trivia, and quotes right within Amazon Instant Video. This harks back to the IMDb iOS app’s update seven months ago, which brought Amazon Instant Video integration.
The latest update to Amazon Instant Video also includes the following enhancements:
- Read customer reviews
- Find other videos featuring cast or director
- Customers who watched this also watched …
- Concurrent downloads
- Improved offline experience
- Faster and more responsive interface
- Bug fixes and stability improvements
The new version of Amazon Instant Video is available now in the App Store for free. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 5.0 or later.