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How to Watch Amazon Prime Video on Android TV

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Prime Video on Android TV

In Amazon Prime Video, you will get more than 25000 movies and series from excellent creators worldwide. Like other popular streaming platforms, Prime Video offers its own dedicated app for Android TV and other smart TVs. So, you can get it directly from the Play Store. However, it also can be accessed through a web browser and screen mirroring if you don’t want to install this app on your TV.

On the other side, you should sideload it to avoid geo-restrictions if you are from regions like China, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Belarus, and Syria. Amazon Prime supports streaming videos in HD and 4K quality so that you can enjoy your favorite shows at their best. Along with the extended versions of all media content on this platform, you will get a glimpse of that content for free.

In this beginner’s tutorial, we pen down all possible methods, such as straightforward installation with activation, sideloading, web browsing, and casting in order to get Prime Video on Android TVs.

Subscription Packages for Amazon Prime Video

There are multiple ways to access Amazon Prime Video. Get any one of these subscriptions from the Amazon website. Remember, new Prime members can get a month-long free trial service on this platform.

Subscription PlansMonthly PriceAnnual PricePlan Description
Amazon Prime$14.99$139You can get a total of three simultaneous streams with the plan. It gives you access to special features like access to Amazon Music on Android TV, Amazon’s Kindle, Twitch Prime, and Prime shipping on Amazon.    
Amazon Video Standalone$8.99This plan supports three simultaneous streams.
Amazon Prime Student$7.49$69It supports three simultaneous streams with access to Prime shipping. Additionally, get Amazon Music, Amazon’s Kindle, and Twitch Prime access.
Amazon Prime (EBT/ Medicaid)$6.99It gives you three simultaneously. It also lets you access Prime shipping, Amazon Music, Amazon’s Kindle, and Twitch Prime.
Buy or RentIn this model, you can buy or rent movies and TV shows without committing to a monthly or yearly subscription.

How to Install Amazon Prime Video on Android TV from the Play Store

1. Go to the home screen on your Android TV and click on Apps.

2. Open the Google Play Store and click the Search icon.

3. Enter Amazon Prime Video for Android TV in the search bar and locate the app.

Enter Amazon Prime Video for Android TV in the search bar

4. Select Amazon Prime Video from the suggested results.

5. Click Install to get the app on your Android TV.

Click Install to get Amazon Prime Video for Android TV

6. Once the app is installed, click Open to launch the app.

How to Activate Amazon Prime Video on Android TV

1. When you open the Prime Video app on your Android TV, you will get an activation code.

2. Launch a web browser on mobile or PC and then visit primevideo.com/mytv.

3. Sign in to your Amazon account if asked.

4. Then, enter the Activation Code in the space provided.

Register your TV

5. Click the Register Device button to activate the Prime Video app.

6. Now, the Prime Video app will refresh automatically and will display all the video content.

7. Stream your favorite movies and TV shows on the Prime Video app.

How to Sideload Prime Video APK on Android TV

If you can’t find Amazon Prime Video in the Play Store in your country other than the US, it must be geo-restricted. In such cases, you need to sideload its APK file using the Downloader on Android TV.

1. Turn on your Android TV and head to the Apps section.

2. Locate the Google Play Store and launch it.

3. Click on the Search icon and type Downloader in the required field.

4. Locate the Downloader app developed by AFTVnews and hit the Install button.

Install Downloader on Android TV

5. Wait for a while to download and install the Downloader app on your device.

6. Once the Downloader app is installed successfully, press the home button on your remote.

7. Now, navigate to the Settings icon from the home page.

8. From the options, go to Device Preferences → Security & Restrictions.

Click Security & restrictions

9. Click Unknown Sources → Turn on the Downloader toggle.

10. Now. go back to the home screen and launch the Downloader app.

11. Accept the storage and other permissions asked by the app on your TV.

12. Choose Home from the left pane, and type the below-mentioned URL in the required field.

Download link of Amazon Prime Video APK latest version: bit.ly/3F1IwNz

Enter Amazon Prime Video APK link to download on Android TV

13. Click Go to download the APK file on your Android TV.

14. Once the file is downloaded, open it and click Install.

15. After the downloading process, return to the homepage and navigate to the Apps section.

16. Now, you need to install any of the VPNs on your Android TV, like NordVPN or ExpressVPN, and connect to the US server.

17. Then, click Open to launch the Amazon Prime Video app and watch your desired media content.

How to Watch Amazon Prime Video Using Browser

Amazon Prime Video has a dedicated webpage with an extensive media library of numerous media content. You can access the Amazon Prime Video website using any of the best browsers on your Android TV.

1. Open a web browser on your Android TV.

2. Enter the URL (primevideo.com) in the address bar and go to that website.

3. The website’s home screen will appear on the TV screen.

Prime Video on Android TV

4. Click the Sign In icon and log in with the Amazon account.

5. Then, go to the Prime section and watch all the video content.

How to Cast Amazon Prime Video on Android TV

The Amazon Prime Video is compatible with built-in Cast support. With that, you can easily cast the Amazon Prime Video from your smartphone to Android TV if you don’t want to sideload the app.

1. Install the Amazon Prime Video from the Google Play Store.

2. Connect Android TV to a WiFi network. On the other hand, connect your smartphone to the same network.

3. Open the Amazon Prime Video on your smartphone and log in with your account if needed.

4. Play the content you want and click the Cast icon from the app

Cast Prime Video to Android TV

5. Choose your Android TV from the list of available devices.

6. Select any video on the app you want to watch and the video will appear on your TV.

7. To stop the casting, click the Cast icon again and choose Disconnect.

Supported Android TVs and Boxes

Smart TVsSmart TV Boxes
Sony Smart TV
TCL Smart TV
Sharp Smart TV
Skyworth Smart TV
JVC Smart TV
Philips Smart TV
Mi Smart TV
Panasonic Smart TV
Hisense Smart TV
Nvidia Shield
AT&T TV
Mi Box
Ematic Android TV Box

Amazon Prime Video Alternatives

If you feel that Amazon Prime Video isn’t for you or if you are unsatisfied with the service it provides, you can switch over to some other platform to stream original content. Here are the best options you can choose as an alternative solution to Amazon Prime Video.

FAQ

1. Can I install Amazon Prime Video on an Android Smart TV?

Yes. Since there is a dedicated app for Amazon Prime Video on Android TV on the Play Store, you can directly install it and stream your desired media content on your TV.

2. Is Prime Video free on Android TV?

The Prime Video app is free to download on your TV. However, you need to sign up for a Prime subscription to watch movies and series on the app. You can also buy or rent video titles.

3. What to do if Amazon Prime is not working on my Android TV?

If the Amazon Prime Video app is not working on your Android TV, you can try uninstalling and installing the app and perform some generic troubleshooting measures.

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