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


Reader comments

Some of your kids' favorite shows move from Netflix to Amazon


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.

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.

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.

"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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.