Amazon Prime Video is a streaming service that hosts 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 for free. In this article we will show you how to stream Amazon Prime Video on your TV.
How to 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.
Which TV's can stream Prime Video?
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.
How to watch 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.
How to watch Amazon Prime Video on games consoles?
If you are one of those who have an internet connection on TV through a game console such as the PS3, PS4, PS5 or Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, 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.
How to stream Prime Video with 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.
Nvidia Shield 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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