Video streaming service Amazon Prime Video is Netflix’s biggest competitor in the world and, like its counterpart, offers TV series and movies that you can watch instantly on any internet-connected device. Of course, this also works with your TV, and it doesn’t matter whether you have a Smart TV or not.
Use Prime with a Smart TV
In fact, all smart TVs support Amazon Prime. If you want to learn more about Smart TVs, you can read our article on the subject.
So, to start streaming series and movies with Amazon, all you have to do is download the Amazon Prime Video app on your smart TV. This process differs from manufacturer to manufacturer, but basically you search for and install Prime Video in the respective store. All you have to do then is open the app and enter your login data. Then nothing will stop you from streaming your favorite series.
Use Streaming Player
If your TV isn’t “smart,” or if you have a smart TV that doesn’t support Amazon Prime for some reason, you can still use Prime by connecting a streaming player to your TV. There are a large number of streaming players, and like most smart TVs, virtually all offer the ability to play Amazon Prime Video.
Amazon itself offers a streaming player that includes Prime Video – the Amazon Fire TV. You can also look for an Apple TV or other players from Nvidia, TICTID and more.
In addition, streaming services are also integrated in some home cinema components. So if you’re looking to buy a DVD or Blu-ray player, note that many of these players also allow video streaming like Amazon Prime.
Connect smartphone or tablet
Of course, the Amazon Prime Video app is available in the App and Play Store and you can download it to your smartphone or tablet. With the right cable, you can then connect your tablet or even your smartphone directly to a TV. For example, an iPad or iPhone requires a Lightning-to-Digital AV Adapter, which you can get at any Apple Store or online. You can easily connect Android smartphones with a Mirco-HDMI cable.
Plus, there’s a chance you can connect wirelessly too. For example, if you have a Smart TV and a Samsung smartphone, you can use the “Smart View” feature to display your phone’s screen on the TV. Apple users can wirelessly connect their iPhone to an Apple TV.
Cast with Fire TV Stick or Chromecast
Google Chromecast is a stick that allows you to wirelessly cast content from your phone, tablet or computer to your TV. Like most ordinary streaming players, the Chromecast connects to an HDMI port on your TV. However, videos (and other content) will then play wirelessly from your device. While there is no way to access the Amazon Prime Video app via Chromecast, you can play Amazon Prime Video content on your smartphone or computer and then cast it to your TV using Chromecast.
The Amazon Fire TV Stick even works without any additional tools such as a smartphone or tablet and comes with its own user interface. It also has its own app store, which offers a large selection of apps – including, of course, its own streaming service. As an Amazon Prime customer, you have even more options like streaming photos or voice control via Alexa.
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