How to install and watch Amazon Prime Video on a Smart TV and any TV. In addition to being the online shopping giant, Amazon offers other interesting services such as Amazon Prime Video, a streaming content platform where we can watch unlimited movies and series on all compatible devices.
How to install and watch Amazon Prime Video on a Smart TV and any TV
However, where do you like to watch a good series or a movie the most? You will answer, on the big screen of my house. For this reason, we will show you below how to install and watch Amazon Prime Video on your TV, be it a smart TV or any TV without an Internet connection.
As with other streaming platforms, it is essential to have a contract with Amazon Prime Video to access its content catalog, once done, the service will be available on many devices. We are going to tell you how to watch Amazon Prime videos on your TV, smart TV or any other device.
How to Watch Amazon Prime Videos on Your Smart TV
To watch Amazon Prime Video on a smart TV, the first thing we need to check is whether our TV has the platform application pre-installed. If not, we will have to download it from the applications section of our smart TV.
Once this is done, we open the Amazon Prime Video application on the TV, we identify ourselves with the data of ours Amazon account, we access the content and we just have to select the movie or series we want to see and start enjoying it.
What brands of Smart TVs are compatible with the Prime Video app?
Officially, Amazon does not offer a complete list of models and manufacturers compatible with the Prime Video app, however it recommends that if in doubt, consult them to see if your model is compatible.
It should be noted that the Prime Video application is no longer compatible with some smart TV models Samsung produced in 2012 since last January. On the other hand, all Samsung smart TV models after 2012 are compatible. The Amazon Prime Video app is also compatible with smart TVs LG WebOS 2014 and later, smart TVs Sony e Philips and smart TV models Panasonic 2015 and later.
How to watch Amazon Prime Video on TV even if it's not compatible or doesn't have Internet
1. Amazon Fire TV Stick
The fact that our smart TV is not compatible with the Prime Video application does not mean that we have to change television, also because it is possible to use other devices that allow us to watch Amazon Prime video on the TV.
Amazon itself has what we know as Fire TV devices, among which we can find the Amazon Fire TV Stick. A dongle that connects to our TV via HDMI and once turned on, shows an interface from which we can access the platform application and watch Amazon Prime Video on the TV without any problem.
Of course, first of all we have to configure our WiFi on the device and then start the application and enter the data of our Amazon account.
2. PS3, PS4 and Xbox One game consoles
The Amazon Prime Video application is also available for Sony PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 video consoles, as well as on Microsoft XBox One. Therefore, if we have one of these video game consoles at home, we can use them to watch Amazon Prime videos on TV without any problem.
To do this, the first thing we need to do is check if Amazon Prime Video appears in the application menu, if so, all we need to do is launch it and enter our Amazon account data to start watching Amazon Prime Video on the TV. If not, we must always download it from the applications section from the game console.
3. Apple tv
Amazon has its official Prime Video app for Apple TV. All we have to do is download the application from the Apple TV application store and then log in with our Amazon account. Once done, we can watch Amazon Prime Video on our home TV and enjoy any content on the platform. Of course, it is important to know that the application is compatible with third and fourth generation 4K and Apple TV models.
Nvidia Shield is another Prime Video application compatible device, so if you have this player, you can see Amazon Prime Video on your home TV even if it's not a smart TV, even if your TV isn't available.
For over two years the Amazon Prime Video application has already been available on Nvidia Shield, so all we have to do is open the application, identify ourselves with our Amazon account and start enjoying all the content, series and movies on the big screen of our house.
5. How to watch Amazon Prime Video via Chromecast
From the Prime Video application itself available for iOS and Android devices it is not possible to send content directly from the platform to the Google dongle, however there is an alternative to be able to watch Amazon Prime Video on TV via Chromecast.
To do this, we will rely on the Chromecast itself and the Google Home app, which is also available for iOS and Adroid devices. Once installed, we touch the menu and give the option to send screen or audio. Now another screen will appear in which we have to select our Chromecast, which is the one we want to send the content to and once done, we will see how the screen of our mobile phone is shown on the TV.
Therefore, the only thing left to us now is to open the Prime Video app on mobile device, log into our account with Amazon credentials, select the content we want to see and we have done, we will watch any Amazon Prime Video series or movie in TV.
Some models of Blu-ray players they also allow live streaming of Amazon Prime Video content to our TV, such as Blu-Ray players Samsung, Sony o Panasonic.
It goes without saying that from the PC we can also easily access Amazon Prime content from our browser. The only thing we need to do is connect the PC to our TV via HDMI and we can also see Amazon Prime Video on our home TV even if it is not a smart TV.