Amazon Unveils Free Instant-Video App for iPad

New app will give iPad users access to more than 120,000 titles

Good news for iPad owners looking for some video entertainment on the fly — a new Amazon app is now offering customers access to its Instant Video content.

The free app, similar to Netflix's streaming app, will allow customers to stream or download content from the Instant Video catalog directly to their iPads.

It also will make titles from Prime Instant Video available for instant streaming to Prime customers at no additional cost.

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Amazon's Instant Video archive includes more than 120,000 titles; its Prime catalog surpasses 20,000 titles.

“We want to give customers the convenience of being able to watch all of their movies and TV episodes, wherever they are, on their iPad,” Amazon's vice president for video Anthony Bay said in a statement. “Today we’re excited to extend our ‘buy once, enjoy everywhere’ approach to iPad."