Workaround Finally Puts Amazon Instant Video on Your Chromecast

By Eric Limer on at

Amazon Instant Video is now available on Android, but what's still missing? Chromecast support. But you can hack it together with a handy (and barebones) app.

Primecast is a £3 app for Android that puts Amazon Instant Video on your Chromecast by scraping Amazon's backend to show you a list of your purchased and rented videos. From there, you can add them to a playlist, which Primecast can then sling to your Chromecast. If you're a Prime subscriber, you can also dig into the Instant Video offerings, but they don't show by default so you have to go hunt them down in the "Browse" menu. A minor annoyance.

The other catch is that you have to plug your Amazon credentials into this thing which, as Android Police points out, should terrify you. Also it's only a matter of time before Amazon figures out how to shut this thing off, but it has to be better than just streaming a Chrome tab. [Android Police]