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How to Play Amazon Video on TV

As one of the six biggest streaming platforms, Amazon Prime Video has a library covering all kinds of videos for its users. People can enjoy videos on their phones, iPads, computers, and TVs. Compared with those small-screen devices, TV is often favored by families and gatherings. To play Amazon videos on a TV, you can choose to play them through internal app, screen casting, or external USB.

Prime Video can be installed on Smart TVs like Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, LG, Vizio, Hisense, Philips, Sharp, JVC, Grundig, TCL, AOC, Konka, etc. Also, Amazon Prime Video supports casting on Google Chromecast, Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, select LG and Samsung TVs, Apple TV (4th generation), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S devices. Still it’s hard to cover all devices using the above two methods, so people made it to download videos into a USB and play them on TVs.

Here we will tell you how to play Amazon video on TV and you can choose the way that fits you most.

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Method 1: Watch Amazon video on TV through internal app

1. If Amazon Prime Video isn't preinstalled on your Smart, please download it from your device's app store first.

2. Open the Prime Video app and log in with your Amazon Prime or Prime Video account.

3. Select a movie or TV show to start streaming online.

Method 2: Watch Amazon video on TV through screen casting

1. Make sure that you have the latest version of the Prime Video app installed on your mobile device and that you are running the latest software.

2. Open the Prime Video app on your Android mobile device, iPhone, iPad, or Fire tablet. Make sure that you're signed in to the Prime Video app with the same Amazon account as your Fire TV, Android TV, or Chromecast.

Note: Make sure that your Fire TV, Android TV, or Chromecast device is powered on and connected to the same network as your mobile device.

3. Select the Cast icon on the Prime Video. Choose the device you want to use.

4. Choose the video you want to watch and play it.

Method 3: Watch Amazon video on TV through USB drive

To use a USB drive to play Amazon video on TV, we need to download the video and save it into the USB first. Therefore, a tool to download Amazon video is required. Here we have a powerful program named NoteBurner Amazon Video Downloader for you.

Amazon Video Downloader is specially designed to download videos in MP4 or MKV format from Amazon. You can choose the video quality (high, medium, and low), subtitle (multilingual), and audio track (5.1 Dolby Sound) before downloading.

Features of Amazon Video Downloader:
  • Export Amazon Videos in MP4 or MKV Format with HD Quality..
  • Keep Multilingual Audio Tracks and Subtitles, including 5.1 audio.
  • Extract Subtitles as Separate Files.
  • H.264 & H.265 Video Codec Options.
  • Keep the Metadata Info of Videos.
  • Batch Download Mode & Timely Support.
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Tutorial: Play Amazon Video on TV

Follow the tutorial and we will teach you how to watch Amazon video on TV through USB drive.

1 Launch Amazon Video Downloader

If you haven’t downloaded Amazon Video Downloader on your computer, please install it first. Start the program and search anything in the search box to open a pop-up window requiring you to log in to your Amazon Prime Video account.

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2 Customize the Output Settings

You can find the Settings icon on the upper right corner. Click it to open the corresponding window, where you can customize the Output Quality and Output Path. The higher the quality is, the more storage it will take. You may choose the quality according to your storage.

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3 Search for Videos

To search the video that you want to download, you can enter the name of the video or copy and paste the link of the video in the search bar. Amazon Video Downloader will list all the related results for you.

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4 Select Advanced Settings

Selecting advanced settings like the audio track and subtitle before you start to download a video is necessary.

If you want to download a TV show, you need to click the start downloading icon, after that a window will pop up for you to choose the titles and seasons. Click the Advanced Download icon in the bottom left corner to select the audio track and subtitle you prefer.

If you want to download a movie, you can click the advance download icon icon to open the Advanced Download window.

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5 Download the Videos

Now you can choose to download the videos in MP4 or MKV format by clicking the Download icon. NoteBurner Amazon Video Downloader will automatically download the video and save it to the folder you’ve chosen previously. You can check the downloaded video in the Library.

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6 Watch Amazon Video on TV through USB Drive

After all these steps, all you need to do is to save the downloaded video in your USB drive and plug in your USB to the TV USB port. Finally, locate the video to play it on TV.

Final Word

When you choose to watch Amazon videos on TV through internal app or screen casting, all you need to do is to play the videos on TVs or devices that are supported by Amazon. However, if you are using devices that are not supported by Amazon, these two methods cannot help. To avoid the device restrictions of Amazon Prime Video, it is strongly recommended to use the third way: watch Amazon video on TV through USB drive.

Note: Only the first 5 minutes of each video can be downloaded with trial version, please purchase a license to enjoy the full video. It is suggested that to download the trial version and have a test before purchasing it.



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