Viacom deal brings Dora, other kid TV along with the more adult Tosh.0 to Amazon Prime Video

Amazon this morning announced that it has scooped up Viacom's suite of children's shows, bringing some of your kids' favorite episodes to Amazon Prime Video. Previously available on Netflix, you'll now have to move to Amazon for "The Backyardigans," "Bubble Guppies," "Team Umizoomi" (that's the one with the robot that Android fans sometimes think is a Bugdroid) and "Blue's Clues," among others. You'll also be getting future episodes of "Dora the Explorer," "SpongeBob SquarePants," the "Fresh Beat Band" and more.

Basically, anything a toddler refuses to turn off.

The multiyear, multination deal also brings MTV and Comedy Central shows such as Tosh.0 and Awkward.

Source: Amazon; More: Android for kids

There are 27 comments

dwd3885 says:

This is another reason why I have an iPad Mini : Amazon Instant Video. WHY NO ANDROID APP?!

First World Problems?

pegb856 says:

Probably because they want you to buy a kindle fire to access their content.

dwd3885 says:

So why have the app on the iPad then?

epps720 says:

Such a tease, I got all excited when I saw Prime Instant Video on the One above. I really need to have access on my phone.

icu says:

Oh this sucks. The kiddy shows is the only reason I keep Netflix around. It certainly isn't for the "flix". Oh, okay for Doctor Who as well.

kamiller42 says:

I believe I've seen Doctor Who in my Amazon Prime listing.

mstrblueskys says:


dswatson83 says:

If only they had a freaking app. I can at least watch via the web on Google TV but is sucks that way

rlbrooks says:

Which Google TV do you have? I have the Asus Cube and I was able to side load the Amazon VOD with no issues at all.

OmniWrench says:

What happens to countries where we have Netflix, but no Amazon streaming?

rsanchez1 says:

"Multi-year deal will bring Amazon customers the TV shows and movies they want to watch, when they want to watch them, and on any device they want to watch them on—including Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone, Roku and more."

WRONG! I still can't watch Amazon Instant video on my Android phone and tablet.

imomperousse says:

We want an amazon instant video app........we want least netflix has an app


Evilnut says:

Oh Amazon, you sure know how to piss off Android users. Your joke of a Kindle Fire is not anything i want. Just let me watch your huge collection of content on my Nexus 10. until i can, i refuse to purchase ANY of your digital content. Google gets my Music, Movie & Gaming dollars until you change your restrictive practices Amazon.

LipGloss712 says:

A Kindle fire is not a joke. It's an ereader. And that's exactly what I use it for. I read. A lot.

szeilers says:

Hi there does any body no how to delete frequent sms contatcs on htc one x plese because they keep accumalate if some body could tell me who has htc one x or is there a way to do this
This is for the guy saying amazon instant video is not on android

maybe because it's not? that's a google tv app.

TechGuy21 says:

That's only for Google TV devices - everything else gets a "This app is incompatible with your device" message.

rkeenan says:

Yeah, I canceled Netflix months ago. I might actually use my Amazon Prime account now.

thedoo79 says:

Hopefully this is US only, no amazon streaming in Canada yet...

tlds says:

Big blow to netflix! I hope Amazon does the right thing, puts apps on all platforms. I gave my Kindle Fire HD to my son and I don't plan to buy another(ever). I have an IPad and other devices to watch Amazon content, but I just hate to see the shows get less views because The Amazon Video app isn't everywhere.

monofurioso says:

I still don't get why Amazon doesn't offer an Android Streaming app. They make their money on content sales, not the actual Kindle devices.

rlbrooks says:

The real question is what is louder in this picture, Dora or the speakers on the One? I hated when I use to try to snooze on the couch while my kids were watching Dora. Her voice could wake someone out of a coma.

ChillFactorz says:

I see amazon prime going up in price, or the instant video, becoming a separate fee.

elnator says:

I've considered getting Amazon Prime numerous times. Their total lack of Android support (despite their own tablet being on a fork of android) is why I have refused to do so. And, no offense, kids shows aren't going to change that. Make a VOD APK for Android damnit.