Amazon today announced that Android tablet owners will in the UK be able to stream the catalogue of films and media from the service via the Prime Instant Video app.

Previously restricted to just Amazon hardware, and just last week opened up to Android tablets in the US, the service is finally open to Android tablets users in the UK. There's a catch, however – you'll need to grab the Amazon Prime Instant Video app from the Amazon App Store. Yeah, it's a small catch. Now you're able to take advantage of that 10-inch display when not at the PC or in front of the TV.

Amazon has also opened up access to the exclusive X-Ray feature, which lets you pull down information about movies and TV shows from IMDb onto the screen. Will you be picking up your tablet for Prime Instant Video?