Amazon is well known for their massive online shopping network, but if you have an Amazon Prime account there are many additional benefits to get from their service. One of the primary benefits is Amazon Prime Video, a streaming service hosting hundreds of movies and TV series. If you have an Amazon Prime account, you access this content from many smart televisions, computers, smartphones, and tablet. However, even if you don't have a smart TV it's possible stream Prime Video to your TV. Here we'll explain how to watch Amazon Prime Video on your TV.
Watch Amazon Prime Video on a Smart TV
If you already have an Amazon Prime Video subscription and want to access it from your smart TV, first check to see if its application is pre-installed on your smart TV
. These days many smart TVs include apps for Amazon Prime, Netflix, YouTube, and more installed by default.
If you do not see the Prime app on your smart TV, all you have to do is go to the apps section on your smart TV and download it. You should be able to find it for free. Once the app is installed, just open it and log in with your credentials.
There is no official list of TVs compatible with Amazon Prime Video. However, the user can check with site of their TV's brand to find out whether or not it is compatible with the app. It's important to note that some Samsung smart TVs manufactured before 2012 are not compatible with Prime Video
. The same applied to some LG, Sony, Philips, and Panasonic TVs produced before 2014.
Amazon Prime Video on Unsupported TVs
If you have a TV that is not compatible with Amazon Prime Video or if it is simply not possible to connect your TV to the internet, do not worry: you can buy an Amazon Fire TV Stick, a device that connects to the TV through the HDMI port
and internet through wifi. Through its interface, the Amazon Fire TV Stick allows access to Prime Video content.
Amazon Prime Video on PS3, PS4 Xbox One
If you are one of those who have an internet connection on TV through a game console such as the PS3, PS4 or Xbox One, you can also install the Amazon Prime Video application
to enjoy their series and movies easily and quickly. Before installing the app, check that your game console does not have Prime Video pre-installed: the latest models already include it as standard.
Apple TV, Nvidia Shield, and Chromecast
If you are using Apple TV you can also enjoy Amazon Prime Video
. Simply download the app from the Apple TV app store
and log in with your account credentials. Only 3rd and 4th generation Apple TVs have access to the app store, where you can download the Prime Video app.
devices are also compatible with the Prime Video app. In addition, many users take advantage of the option to view their favorite movies and TV shows offline. If you already have an Nvidia Shield device, just install the Prime Video app and log in to start viewing.
If you're using Chromecast
, be aware: you cannot send Prime Video content directly through the app
. Luckily, there's a trick. The Google Home app (available for Android and iOS) allows you to send video and audio via Chromecast from your mobile phone to your TV. All you need to do is play the show or movie you want using the Prime Video app on your smartphone or tablet, and then share it to your TV.
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