Last month Amazon began allowing all Android users to watch Prime Instant Video with the updated Amazon app. Through October 16th, anyone who watches their first movie or TV show on the app will receive 500 Amazon Coins ($5 value) for free. These coins can be used to purchase apps/games from the Amazon App Store for Android. Note: it’s not clear whether or not you must be a Prime member to take advantage of this promo, but it’s worth a shot either way.

Here’s how to get your free Amazon Coins:

  • Download the Amazon app for Android phones
  • Visit Prime Instant Video player from within the Amazon app by tapping the menu icon, and selecting Prime Instant Video from the menu
  • Find what you’d like to watch, and tap Play – you’ll be prompted to make a one-time install of the Prime Instant Video player to enable playback
  • Tap Open after installing the Prime Instant Video player and then tap Play
  • You will receive your 500 Free Amazon Coins within 72 hours of streaming your movie or TV show from your Android phone

T&C of the promo:

  • Promotion is valid for a limited only. You must watch a television show or movie on the Prime Instant Video player mobile app you downloaded through the Amazon Appstore prior to October 16, 2014 at 11:59 PM PST to receive promotional Amazon Coins
  • Promotion is available only to U.S. customers
  • Promotional Amazon Coins expire on the last day of the calendar month one year after we give them to you (for example, promotional Amazon Coins we give you on May 15 will expire on May 31 of the following year)
  • Amazon Coins will be added to your account within 72 hours of your first viewing of a television show or movie on the Prime Instant Video player mobile app you downloaded through the Amazon Appstore during the promotion period
  • Amazon Coins can only be used to purchase eligible products through the Amazon Appstore. Coins are not transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash
  • Your use of Amazon Coins is subject to the Amazon Coins Terms and Conditions and the Amazon Appstore for Android Terms of Use
  • Limit one per customer
  • Void where prohibited
  • We reserve the right to modify or cancel the promotion at any time.

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