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  1. YAYTech's Avatar
    I think I already know the answer to this, but what about the Lending Library? If there was a way to get access to this much reading material for the cost of a Prime membership, well, "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!" LOL
    From some reading & searching, it looks like they've pretty well locked down the lending library to Kindle devices.
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    10-22-2012 06:56 PM
  2. natehoy's Avatar
    From some reading & searching, it looks like they've pretty well locked down the lending library to Kindle devices.
    Yeah, that's all I've found as well. Just hoping someone may have a workaround. Ah, well, more of my money stays in my pocket.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    10-22-2012 09:03 PM
  3. New-N7's Avatar
    If you are still on this forum, could you explain to a pre-novice how to do this? Firefox beta no longer accepts flash, so that leaves xScope. I know to go to Google Play to download Xscope. Then what? Once it is all installed how do I get the movie from Amazon Prime on here?
    11-10-2012 01:22 PM
  4. New-N7's Avatar
    What app do I buy. Yes, I am that ignorant.
    11-10-2012 01:27 PM
  5. tabletnovice's Avatar
    Firefox beta no longer accepts flash, so that leaves xScope. I know to go to Google Play to download Xscope. Then what? Once it is all installed how do I get the movie from Amazon Prime on here?
    I use the non beta version of firefox. I also downloaded Adobe Flash Player 11.1 APK for Android Phones & Tablets. It took no additional set-up.

    Android AdvicesDownload Flash player 11.1 APK for Android Phones

    Prior to this set-up, I couldn't view Amazon Prime movies. Now I can by visiting Amazon and viewing it just like I do with my laptop browser.
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    11-10-2012 02:25 PM
  6. Xopher's Avatar
    Works fine for me with Flash side-loaded and xScope. I wonder if this setup will still work after 4.2 comes out.
    11-10-2012 04:32 PM
  7. New-N7's Avatar
    Tablet Novice -- thanks. I am going to try this! I also appreciate the link.
    11-11-2012 01:20 AM
  8. bigtroutz's Avatar
    Just hoping someone may have a workaround.
    potential easy workaround = buy a $79 kindle reader (or a nicer one), download your book, xfer it to any other device or read it on the kindle.

    I prefer reading on the kindle anyway, easier on the eyes and the battery lasts a lot longer.
    11-11-2012 01:41 AM
  9. lolapearl's Avatar
    Cannot get full screen button on Amazon prime videos to work. Any ideas?
    11-29-2012 01:02 PM
  10. lolapearl's Avatar
    How do you get the movie to properly fit in the N7's screen display? The full screen icon does not work for me. Thanks.
    11-29-2012 01:05 PM
  11. YAYTech's Avatar
    How do you get the movie to properly fit in the N7's screen display? The full screen icon does not work for me. Thanks.
    What browser are you using?
    11-29-2012 03:06 PM
  12. hoosiermama2799's Avatar
    I use Boat browser to watch. The full screen icon doesn't work, but if I double tap in the video, it goes to full screen.
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    11-29-2012 03:21 PM
  13. lolapearl's Avatar
    I will see if I can find that browser and give it a try. Thanks. My Nexus 7 is the 16gb one.
    11-29-2012 04:18 PM
  14. lolapearl's Avatar
    Mine is the 16gb Nexus 7 sold by Office depot. I think it upgraded itself to a newer version of jellybean. I added Firefox as an additional browser since Chrome is reputed
    not to work with flash. (I don't really know what I am saying or what it means, but I think that is right info)
    11-29-2012 04:20 PM
  15. lolapearl's Avatar
    Yeah and it is *y of them. I pay for my membership and should be able to get a free book a month on any device that has a Kindle app. NOT JUST A KINDLE!!!!
    11-29-2012 04:45 PM
  16. YAYTech's Avatar
    Mine is the 16gb Nexus 7 sold by Office depot. I think it upgraded itself to a newer version of jellybean. I added Firefox as an additional browser since Chrome is reputed
    not to work with flash. (I don't really know what I am saying or what it means, but I think that is right info)
    Doesn't really matter where you bought it - a N7 is the same whether it comes from Office Depot, Staples, Walmart, or straight from Google. You are correct that Chrome does not support flash, the plugin that plays certain web content, including the videos on Amazon Prime Instant Video.

    I uninstalled Firefox from mine, so I can't check if full screen works on mine. I use Xscope Pro for my flash website needs.

    Yeah and it is *y of them. I pay for my membership and should be able to get a free book a month on any device that has a Kindle app. NOT JUST A KINDLE!!!!
    It'd be nice if they made it available to anyone, but they want to sell devices, so I can understand why they do it. And it is the "Kindle Owners' Lending Library", so it's right in the name.
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    11-29-2012 04:55 PM
  17. hoosiermama2799's Avatar
    The lending library has always been on Kindle devices only. At one time it didn't even work on the Fire, but I think it does now. I can understand their point of view...they're using it as a reason for folks to buy a Kindle. It's about the only time I use my Kindle any more. These days I much prefer reading on my Nexus.
    11-29-2012 05:25 PM
  18. tbontb's Avatar
    OK, I am trying to reach conclusions about Amazon VIDEOS. I am computer-literate but a bit of an old--school newbie on mobile devices. I am deciding between buying a Nexus 7 and a Fire HD. To sum up some of the posts here:

    a) On an N7, one can watch streaming Amazon Prime content by loading non-beta Firefox and Adobe Flash (or xScope & Flash). I assume this is both Prime Instant Video (free with Amazon Prime), and purchased videos.
    b) 1 or 2 people are having problems getting full-screen to work, not clear to me on which browsers they are having problems, or which ones are not.
    c) One can download Amazon purchased videos to a Fire, or to a PC using the Amazon "Unbox" app. Not to anything else (I learned all this from the Amazon site). Does anyone know if you can take a file downloaded to Unbox on the PC and move it to a N7 to play? Or maybe I should just rely on a laptop for airplane viewing.
    d) One cannot download Prime Instant Videos (free with Amazon Prime) to any device, Nexus or Fire (I learned this from the Amazon site).

    Please confirm or correct me. Thank you!
    12-27-2012 12:28 PM
  19. tbontb's Avatar
    Now I am trying to reach conclusions about Amazon Books. I am deciding between buying a Nexus 7 and a Fire HD. To sum up some of the posts here:

    a) I can download and read purchased digital books from Amazon on any device using the Kindle for Android app. I don't know if it can be downloaded/moved from one device to another.
    b) I can download and listen to purchased spoken books on the N7 (or my Razor Maxx) through the Audible for Android app.
    c) One cannot access the Amazon Kindle Lending Library books except on a Kindle.

    Please confirm or correct me. Thank you!
    12-27-2012 01:02 PM
  20. NotJustAPhone's Avatar
    Now I am trying to reach conclusions about Amazon Books. I am deciding between buying a Nexus 7 and a Fire HD. To sum up some of the posts here:

    a) I can download and read purchased digital books from Amazon on any device using the Kindle for Android app. I don't know if it can be downloaded/moved from one device to another.
    b) I can download and listen to purchased spoken books on the N7 (or my Razor Maxx) through the Audible for Android app.
    c) One cannot access the Amazon Kindle Lending Library books except on a Kindle.

    Please confirm or correct me. Thank you!
    a) Amazon e-books can be downloaded onto multiple devices at once. I don't recall what the limit is, but I haven't had any issues with downloading books to my Kindle and an additional two devices at the same time. I hit the limit once when I switched phones, but was able to download the books after I deauthorized my old phone through Amazon's web site.

    c) That is correct. I still have my e-ink Kindle 2 so I can access the lending library.
    12-27-2012 01:51 PM
  21. tbontb's Avatar
    a) Amazon e-books can be downloaded onto multiple devices at once. I don't recall what the limit is, but I haven't had any issues with downloading books to my Kindle and an additional two devices at the same time. I hit the limit once when I switched phones, but was able to download the books after I deauthorized my old phone through Amazon's web site.

    c) That is correct. I still have my e-ink Kindle 2 so I can access the lending library.
    Thanks for the reply, this helps.
    12-30-2012 12:45 PM
  22. WordPainter's Avatar
    a) Amazon e-books can be downloaded onto multiple devices at once. I don't recall what the limit is, but I haven't had any issues with downloading books to my Kindle and an additional two devices at the same time. I hit the limit once when I switched phones, but was able to download the books after I deauthorized my old phone through Amazon's web site.
    The limit is set by the publisher so it varies. Some are unlimited, some are limited to 5 devices, etc.
    12-30-2012 03:00 PM
  23. hoosiermama2799's Avatar
    I have a Kindle Touch, 2 Fires, my phone and my N7 on my amazon account. I've not run into a limit yet on what books I can deliver to devices (but there may be one). There is a hard limit of two devices on movies that you buy and you can only use the lending library on a kindle device. I cannot get a lending library book on my N7.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
    12-30-2012 05:50 PM
  24. Ulairi's Avatar
    OK, I am trying to reach conclusions about Amazon VIDEOS. I am computer-literate but a bit of an old--school newbie on mobile devices. I am deciding between buying a Nexus 7 and a Fire HD. To sum up some of the posts here:

    a) On an N7, one can watch streaming Amazon Prime content by loading non-beta Firefox and Adobe Flash (or xScope & Flash). I assume this is both Prime Instant Video (free with Amazon Prime), and purchased videos.
    b) 1 or 2 people are having problems getting full-screen to work, not clear to me on which browsers they are having problems, or which ones are not.
    c) One can download Amazon purchased videos to a Fire, or to a PC using the Amazon "Unbox" app. Not to anything else (I learned all this from the Amazon site). Does anyone know if you can take a file downloaded to Unbox on the PC and move it to a N7 to play? Or maybe I should just rely on a laptop for airplane viewing.
    d) One cannot download Prime Instant Videos (free with Amazon Prime) to any device, Nexus or Fire (I learned this from the Amazon site).

    Please confirm or correct me. Thank you!
    You do not need to do anything special to download amazon videos onto a Fire device. You never touch the unboxing app. You just pick to download the movie on your Fire. If you're in the Amazon ecosystem and wish to use Android, get the Fire HD. I would love a Nexus 7 but until Amazon releases their Prime video app for Android, I'm not making the jump.
    01-01-2013 06:04 PM
  25. bmoore0909's Avatar
    Firefox did not work fullscreen for me. But I downloaded XScope browser (it ended up costing I think $2), as it was the only one that worked. After installing flash and using that browser, it worked!
    01-02-2013 08:28 AM
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