How to watch Amazon Prime Video on a TV

Amazon Prime Video How To

There’s a lot of content on Amazon Prime Video, from the classics to a growing number of excellent Prime Originals. We are definitely never going to run out of things to watch. As great as it is to have easy access to everything on smartphones, tablets, and laptops, nothing beats the experience of watching your favorite movies and shows on a bigger screen. Here’s how you can watch Amazon Prime Video on TV!

1. Get a Smart TV

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One of the best ways to watch Amazon Prime on TV is by, well, getting a TV. Or at least, the right one. Most smart TV’s that have released in the last three or four years, and longer for some brands, come with the Amazon Prime Video app pre-installed. All you need to do is sign in with your Amazon account and you’re ready to start watching your favorite shows and movies.

Supported smart TV’s are available from Samsung, Sony, LG, and more. Some, from companies like Toshiba and Insignia, come with Amazon Fire TV built-in, while TCL’s smart TV’s use Roku TV. You’re unlikely to run into any issues getting Amazon Prime Video if you buy a new smart TV. If the app isn’t already pre-installed, it will definitely show up on a Featured Apps list.

How to get Amazon Prime Video on a smart TV:

Samsung Smart TV

  • Press the Smart Hub button on the remote.
  • Select Samsung Apps.
  • Select Prime Video.

LG Smart TV

  • Press the My Apps button on the remote.
  • Select Prime Video from the app launcher.

Sony Smart TV

  • Press the Home button on the remote.
  • Open Featured Apps (or All Apps).
  • Select Prime Video.

There are still a few things to consider before you splurge on a new television, like the screen resolution. You can enjoy 4K Ultra HD content on Prime Video. However, while 4K TV’s are getting cheaper, you can definitely save a whole lot of money by going for a Full HD TV.

2. Get a gaming console

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If you already have a gaming console or are planning to get one, the good news is that you don’t need anything else to enjoy Amazon Prime on your TV. The Prime Video app is available on the Sony PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 4 Pro, as well as the Xbox One X, Xbox One S, and the Xbox 360.

Something to keep in mind is that 4K Ultra HD content will only be available on the PS4 Pro, the Xbox One X, and Xbox One S. You will get HD streaming with the others.

How to get Amazon Prime video on a gaming console:

PlayStation 4

  • Open TV & Video from the XrossMediaBar (XMB).
  • Find Prime Video.
  • Select Download.

Xbox One (X and S)

  • Open the Store tab on the home screen.
  • Find Prime Video.
  • Select the Get option.

3. Get a media streaming device

Third-gen Chromecast apps

One of the easiest, and often the cheapest, ways to get Amazon Prime on a TV is by getting a media streaming device. Not only does this allow you to make a regular TV smart, but the interface of these devices is often faster and easier to navigate.

The Prime Video app is available on Roku devices, Apple TV, Nvidia Shield TV, and of course, Amazon’s own Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Cube. Amazon and Google have resolved their issues, so you can finally get access to Prime Video using the Google Chromecast as well. Assuming you get the right version, you will be able to enjoy 4K Ultra HD content on your TV.

So that’s it for some of the ways you get Amazon Prime Video on a TV!

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