If you’re an Amazon Prime member looking for ways to watch streaming videos on your TV for free, you’re in luck: there are plenty of possibilities. You can view Amazon Prime Video on your TV in various ways other than using a web browser.
Amazon Prime is a popular subscription service that provides members with free shipping on various Amazon products. However, the subscription (now $119 a year for most people, with a student plan available) includes much more than just shipping – you get a bunch of discounts, as well as access to streaming music and film.
Amazon Prime can be accessed through various devices, including televisions, mobile devices, gaming consoles, Blu-ray players, Amazon gadgets, and streaming media devices. A Prime Video channel is usually included on your Smart TV.
You may access Prime Video on older TVs via a streaming device or an HDMI cable to connect your phone or tablet.
Different Ways to Watch Amazon Prime on Your TV
1. Download Amazon Prime From Your TV App store
Amazon Prime Videos are available on a variety of Smart TVs from various top TV manufacturers. These include but are not limited to Sony, Samsung, LG, and Panasonic televisions. All you have to do is download the app on your TV, open it, and log in with your Amazon credentials.
2. Use a streaming device
Streaming media devices are small, handy devices that allow you to stream content to your TV. They essentially make your TV smarter at a low cost. Choose between Fire TV and Apple TV to watch Amazon Prime Video.
3. Cast Amazon Prime from Phone or Tablet to a TV
Using the appropriate cable, you can connect your tablet (such as an iPad) or even your phone to a TV. You’ll need a Lightning to Digital AV converter for an iPad, which you can purchase at any Apple shop or online.
4. Connect with Your PC
You’ll need to verify your FireStick Basic Edition with the account information connected with your Amazon Prime or Prime Video membership to view Prime Video on it.
To do so, navigate to “Settings” and then “My Account” on the Fire TV menu. If your device is not registered on this screen, a “Register” option appears. When prompted, please select it and enter your Amazon account credentials. Then, from the Home screen, open the Prime Video app.
Log in to your Amazon Prime account using an up-to-date web browser. If you don’t have a game console or streaming player, you can use an HDMI cable to connect your laptop or tablet to your TV. Then, set your TV to HDMI mode, and your tablet/laptop screen should appear on the TV. It’s not perfect, but it usually gets the job done.
To connect Amazon Prime Video to Apple TV, go to the Home Screen, open the App Store, search for Prime Video, and choose “Get.” Then, from the Home Screen, click Prime Video to open the app.
5. Google Chromecast
Chromecast is a one-of-a-kind device that allows you to “cast” information wirelessly from your tablet, phone, or computer to your TV. Like most other streaming devices, the Chromecast connects to your TV via an HDMI connector; however, it wirelessly plays videos (and other stuff) from your device.
While there is no specific Amazon Prime Video app for Chromecast, you may play Amazon Prime Video material on your Android phone or computer and then “cast” it to your TV via Chromecast.
How To Cast Prime Video to Your TV
You can “cast” Prime Video to your TV screens if you have a Google Chromecast, a Fire TV device, or an Android TV.
- Turn on your TV. Open the Prime Video app on your iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Fire tablet. Confirm that you’re signed into your Prime Video app and that your device is linked to the same network (Fire TV, Android TV, or Chromecast).
- Ensure your Android TV, Fire TV, or Chromecast device is turned on and connected to the internet. Casting from the Prime Video app on iOS to Fire TV and Fire Tablet to Chromecast/Android TV is impossible.
- Tap the Cast icon on your Prime Video app. Your TV will then display a Ready to Cast screen.
- Choose the device you want to use.
- Choose a movie you want to view. It will then display the title on the Chromecast-connected display. Playback, audio tracks, and subtitles will all be controlled from the mobile device.
You must stop Casting to that device to adjust the Subtitle settings on Chromecast for iOS devices. Choose a style for your Subtitles by going to Settings > Accessibility > Subtitles and Captioning > Style.
You may easily build a new style if you want to utilize other fonts or sizes. While a title is being Cast on an Android smartphone, tap the three-dot menu on the screen. Turn on Show captions and select Subtitle styles. From that menu, you can also choose Caption size and style options.
In addition to the Casting option, if you have a Fire TV device or a Chromecast with Google TV, you can utilize the device’s remote and access the Prime Video app on that device.
Why can’t I get Amazon Prime on my TV?
Try it on a different device if Prime Video isn’t working on your current one. If it doesn’t play on your smart TV or Roku, try opening the Prime Video app on your smartphone or using Prime Video in a browser on your computer. Try again after rebooting the device in which Prime Video isn’t working.
How do I watch Amazon Prime on my Samsung TV?
Get the Prime Video app via the Samsung Smart Hub on select Samsung TVs. To begin, hit the Smart Hub button on your TV remote and then choose Samsung Apps from the menu. Choose Prime Video from the list. Sign in after downloading the app to link it to your account.
Does Amazon Video offer downloads?
You can download a lot of the subscription-covered content on Amazon Prime Video, including rentals and purchases made through Amazon Video. Go to the content you want to download and press the download button on your mobile device.
Amazon Video is Netflix’s biggest global competitor, and like Netflix, it allows instant access to TV series and movies on any internet-connected device.
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