In addition, Amazon's embedded web media player requires Adobe Flash — an Android application that Adobe no longer offers nor supports.
As a workaround, you can install an older copy of Flash (see below), and use it with a browser that supports flash plug-ins. Examples include Firefox, Dolphin, and Boat Browser.
The following procedure takes 5 minutes or less. The screenshots were taken from a Nexus 7:
- Open Settings > Security > and check the option to allow installation of apps from unknown sources:
- Download & save the attached Adobe Flash apk file to your phone.
Adobe Flash Player 11.1.apk 4.49MB 112 downloads
- Open the file and agree to the option to install applications from unknown sources.
- Download an Android browser from the Play Store that supports 3rd party plugins — specifically Flash. Chrome is a no-go. My preference is Firefox.
- Open Firefox and enable plugins in the settings menu.
- Login to Amazon and choose the option to view the full site.
- Find and play your movie just as you would if you were on a desktop or laptop.
- The media player controller (e.g., the timeline) isn't finger friendly.
- On my Nexus 7, I noticed a flickering bar would randomly appear above the controllers. The bar persisted until I restarted Firefox.
Hopefully Amazon will release an official Android app someday!