Amazon company, when it decides to invest in a business line does it delicately. Be it online shopping, cloud infrastructure business, smart speakers or online streaming, Amazon has a big footprint in all of these businesses. Out of these, its online streaming business - Amazon Prime Video, is one area where Amazon is still struggling to win market share against the likes of Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Disney+ and more. But it is still gaining subscribers with each passing month with its low subscription price, the added benefit of free delivery and early access to Amazon exclusive products and of course, award-winning Amazon Prime Video originals.

There are various platforms through which you can enjoy Amazon Prime Video. But only some of them allow you to connect your Amazon streaming device to your television. Let’s see how to watch Amazon Prime on TV.

1. Inbuilt app to watch Amazon Prime on smart TVs

Most of the mid to high-range televisions releasing nowadays have apps of famous streaming services in them. You can buy these televisions from any of the major manufacturers like LG, Sony, Samsung or Panasonic. Just make sure you ask your retailer to confirm if the television supports internet streaming or not. This is the easiest way to watch Amazon Prime on TV. The latest models in the medium and higher price range support 4k HDR and Dolby Atmos which you can buy to enjoy Amazon Prime content in 4k.

How to use Amazon Prime Video on smart TV?

  • On a new television, you will need to connect your TV to your home Wifi. If it is a new television, the service personnel will do this for you or you can use the setup guide to do this yourself. You need to use your TV remote to give keyboard input.
  • Once the Wifi connection is done successfully, give your television a few minutes during which it will install any updates to the existing apps on the television.
  • Chances are, all major streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max and Amazon Prime Video will already be installed on your television. If not, you can use the search for the app after clicking on the “Apps” option appearing in the thumbnails and install it.

  • Launch the Prime Video app and enter your Amazon credentials to get started.
  • Once you are logged in, you can use the app to browse through titles or search for some specific show to watch Amazon Prime on TV.

2. Connect laptop to watch Amazon Prime on TV using browser

This is probably the next simplest and economical way for those who are wondering how do I watch Amazon Prime on TV without spending money on streaming devices. You can watch Amazon Prime Video on your computer browsers at https://www.primevideo.com/. This same feed can be streamed to your TV by connecting it wirelessly or with a wire.

2.1 How to watch Amazon Prime on TV by connecting laptop wirelessly

To connect your TV wirelessly, you must have a smart TV that supports Wi-Fi Direct, or Miracast. This technology enables your Wifi connected laptop to screencast to a smart TV that is connected to the same Wifi. Your laptop too should support screen mirroring but this technology has been there for a while and unless you are using an obsolete laptop, you should have this.

  • Connect both your TV and laptop to the Wifi
  • With your TV remote, select Source and click on Screen Mirroring
  • On your Windows laptop, search for ‘Connected devices’ and click on ‘Add device’. A dropdown list will open which should list your TV. Select it and your TV should immediately start mirroring your laptop screen.
  • On your laptop, open https://www.primevideo.com/, log in with your Amazon account and play the video of your choice.

If you have an Apple laptop, you can connect your TV with its for casting if your TV is compatible with AirPlay 2. If you have an Apple TV, you are sure to have this feature.

  • Connect your TV and Mac with the same Wifi connection.
  • Open https://www.primevideo.com/, log in with your Amazon account and play the video of your choice.
  • Tap the TV icon that appears in the lower section where you have the playback controls.
  • Select your TV from the list of devices that appear and enter the passcode if prompted that appears on the TV.

2.2 How to watch Amazon Prime on TV with a wired laptop connection

This is probably the simplest method to watch Amazon Prime on TV and is supported by most of the televisions out. The method I am referring to is using the good-old HDMI port of your TV to connect your laptop. With this, you need to keep your laptop near your TV, connect it with the HDMI cable to your TV and whatever you now play on your laptop streams on your TV screen. It is a neat yet simple answer to how to watch Amazon Prime on TV.

3. Watch Amazon Prime Video on Set-Top Boxes

There are many streaming sticks and set-top boxes that are powered by Android and allow you to install and use streaming apps. Depending on where you live, there are more than the usual internet-only streamers available in the market.

3.1 Dish TV Android Set Top Box

Dish TV is an Indian set-top box provider that provides access to regular TV channels with a dish antenna. Not too long ago, it has launched Dish TV Android Set Top Box which offers access to not only the regular over-the-air channels but can be used as your internet streamer too. So, if you are someone who wants to know how to watch Amazon Prime Video on your TV without cutting the cord, this is your best option.

There is no extra cost for using internet streaming apps except for their subscription plans. This gives you the best of both worlds. Without changing any cable connection to your TV, you can switch between TV channels and Amazon Prime Video. You can also install other streaming apps like Spotify among thousands of others from the Google Play Store. You can even enjoy games with this device.

It runs on the Android TV operating system with 1GB RAM. You need to connect it to your Wifi connection to use the Amazon Prime Video on it. There is 8GB of internal storage to install other apps. It also supports voice search through the remote. Since most homes have multiple persons, you can create user profiles to suit the needs of everyone at home. There are 2 USB ports in this set-top box that you can use to record content offline.

While we have picked a set-top box currently available only in India, you can look for similar options available in your own country.

3.2 Amazon Fire Stick TV (3rd Gen, 2021)

What better than Amazon hardware to answer your question as to how to watch Amazon Prime Movies on TV! This 3rd generation streaming stick can get you full HD content at an economical price.

It comes with a remote that lets you do voice search powered through Alexa. The search displays all the steaming apps that contain a particular movie or a TV show. Launch buttons for Amazon Prime Video and Netflix and present right there on the remote. With Alexa voice control, you can play, rewind, fast forward and stop the playback. You can also control the volume and power on/off the TV with this remote.

For those who have a home theatre at home, you can set it up with Amazon Fire Stick TV to enjoy Dolby Atmos on compatible titles. There are thousands of free and paid apps to choose from. You can also use it to mirror content from your phone and laptop to your TV.

The device is powered by a USB port for which Amazon sends in an adaptor. For the most top-quality content, it is recommended that you use the adaptor to provide it sufficient juice but otherwise the USB port on your TV will work fine too.

3.3 Apple TV 4k (2nd Gen)

Apple TV is Apple’s set-top box that runs completely on the Internet. It is powered by Apple manufactured A12 Bionic chip that supports a very high frame rate to give 4k quality and can be controlled with Siri remote. Announced in April 2021, it is a hot product right now and with Apple not release products in a hurry, it is a great option as an Amazon streaming device. It can stream content in HDR-10 and gives Dolby Vision sound on supported titles. You can also watch content from other streaming devices available on the Apple Play Store. The UI gives a loyal treatment to the Apple TV app which is expected but accessing other apps is not difficult either.

If you have other Apple devices at home, Apple TV 4k with its AirPlay support helps you screencast the screen of iPhone, iPad or Mac to your TV.

The highlight of this product is its redesigned remote with its support for touch gestures and the five directional movements through the clickpad wheel. It also has playback controls on its remote and a side button that activates voice commands through Siri. Priced at $170 for the TV and $59 for the remote it is a bit costly purchase but considering that Apple doesn’t release cycle for this product varies over 3 years, it is a worthy investment.

4. Gaming Consoles as Amazon Streaming Device

If you already have a gaming console then you don’t need to wonder how to use Amazon Prime Video. The App Store on both Xbox and PlayStation have Amazon Prime Video available with them. You can even use the cheaper options - PS3 and Xbox 360 - to watch Amazon Prime on TV.

If you want the bell and whistles, you can go with the latest models - Xbox One and PS5. These devices can be used to streaming Amazon Prime Video in 4k UHD and HDR quality with Dolby Vision. The limit of course is the quality that your TV supports and the speed that your Wifi connection provides. Not all content is available in this quality and those that are will be labelled appropriately.

By using Gaming consoles to watch Amazon Prime on TV, you save spending money on separate devices while enjoying high-end gaming. With Xbox One console, you also get support for voice command, OneGuide and other media apps. With PlayStation, you have native support for most streaming apps along with support for the default media server for Windows- the PS3 Media Server. It can be used to stream media on any device in your house while allowing the flexibility to play any of your stored media content. PS4 and PS5 are also Blu-ray players which is a great add-on for Blu-ray disc holders.

5. Download Amazon Prime Videos using DVDFab Amazon downloader

With the high-speed internet at most of our homes nowadays, there are chances that you might want your Amazon Prime Video content to be available offline to watch later on. DVDFab Amazon Video downloader helps you to download content in 540p and EAC3 5.1 and AAC 2.0 audio. You can also download H.264 or H.265 videos. Support for 1080p is coming soon too.

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The tool helps you avoid the ads that come when you are starting the next episode of a season. You can select the subtitles that you want to download with the video. And the best thing is that you can download the subtitles separately as SRT files or you can remux them in the video itself.

Just like the Amazon Prime video app allows you to download a complete season, this Amazon video downloader also helps you in doing batch download of a complete season worth of content and that too at an accelerated speed. The downloaded files have all their metadata like the movie title, cast, season, episode title and cover preserved with it. No longer you need to worry about a movie or TV series going off from Amazon Prime or the worry for internet or recurring subscription fees to watch your favorite content.

Wrap Up

We have listed a lot of options to help you watch Amazon Prime Video on TV. Some of these are native methods like an app on smart TVs, some are through hardware that might already exist at your home like a gaming console or laptop and if you want dedicated hardware, you have the option to purchase a streaming device like Amazon Fire Stick, Apple TV, Roku TV, Mi TV stick, Chromecast, etc.