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How to watch Amazon Prime Video on your Apple TV

Amazon Prime Video really does give Netflix a run for its money. Series like Transparent and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel are great examples of original Amazon originals you probably haven't heard.

You can watch the Amazon Prime video service on a number of different connected devices, including Apple TV 4K and Apple TV 4th generation. Here is the complete guide to watch Amazon Prime Video on your Apple TV.

1. Subscribe to Amazon Prime

The first and most important task to start watching the streaming video service is to subscribe to Amazon Prime. There are a few options to select.

The best way is probably the $119 annual membership. If you're looking for a month-to-month option, you can also subscribe for $12.99/month. If your only interest is Amazon Prime Video, there's also an $8.99/month video-only plan.

With a full subscription, you'll get much more than just the streaming video service. Easily the most well-known perk is free two-day shipping on millions of items from the online giant. But there are plenty of other features that we detail in our guide asking, “Is Amazon Prime worth the money?”

Use this link to get started with a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime!

2. Download Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV

How to watch Amazon Prime Video on your Apple TV

Next, you'll need to download the Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV 4K or Apple TV 4th generation.

Here is a quick way to download the app:

  1. Turn on your TV and Apple TV.
  2. Make sure you're on the Apple TV home screen by pressing the Menu button on the Siri remote.
  3. Select the App Store icon in the main menu..
  4. Go to Search section.
  5. Use the on-screen keyboard to type “Amazon Prime Video”.
  6. On the main page of the application, select Install .

Another way to quickly download the app is by using the Siri remote. As we detail our Siri Remote tips and tricks, the remote allows you to navigate the user interface quickly and easily with a small touchpad and even your voice.

How to watch Amazon Prime Video on your Apple TV

Using the remote, press and hold the microphone button, then say “Amazon Prime Video.” The application page will appear on the screen. Just use the touchpad on the remote to download the app.

3. Open the Amazon Prime video app

After opening the app, there are two different ways to sign in with an Amazon Prime account. First, you can enter your full email and password information with a Siri Remote. It is also possible to register the Apple TV on the Amazon site and then enter a quick number code in the application.

Once you have completed this step, you can start viewing any available content. Just to note, you can browse the content without signing in. That can give you a better idea if you want to sign up for the streaming service before handing over money or even start a free trial.

How to watch Amazon Prime Video on your Apple TV

The app is easy to navigate with the Siri remote. In the main navigation bar there is a search bar to find specific content. There are also subsections for watching TV shows, movies, Amazon Originals, and kids' content.

In the main section, you can also access any Amazon Prime Video channel. Those are additional premium options, like Showtime, that you can subscribe to through Amazon.

Viewers can also watch movies or TV shows they've been watching and jump right where they left off.

If you have an Apple TV 4K, there's also a dedicated section that highlights the 4K shows and movies available to watch. The new Apple TV also supports Dolby Atmos playback of Amazon Prime Video. So using a compatible Dolby Atmos sound system, including our favorite Dolby Atmos soundbars. The 5 Best Dolby Atmos Soundbars You Can Buy The 5 Best Dolby Atmos Soundbars You Can Buy Dolby Atmos is the latest sound innovation to add to your home theater—and these Dolby Atmos soundbars are perfect for the job . Read More

Other ways to watch Amazon Prime video on Apple TV

How to watch Amazon Prime Video on your Apple TV

As long as you have an iPhone or iPad handy, you don't even need to install the Amazon Prime Video app on your Apple TV to watch the streaming service on a big screen.

First, you'll need to make sure your iOS device and Apple TV are on the same Wi-Fi network. Open the Amazon Prime Video app on an iPhone or iPad and start playing your content. At the top right of the screen, select the AirPlay logo. Then choose the Apple TV you want to play the video on.

Instead of the Siri remote, you'll have to rewind and fast-forward using the iOS device's screen. But to conserve battery power, the video will continue to play even if the iPhone or iPad is locked with the screen off.

You can also use AirPlay to watch Amazon Prime videos from any Mac on Apple TV. The AirPlay logo is located in the Mac menu bar. Find the Apple TV you want to send the video to and enjoy.

Let the binge-watching begin!

Streaming services can bring a unique and exciting mix of movies and TV shows into your home at the touch of a button. They have changed the entertainment landscape for the better as they continue to evolve.

And by using the Amazon Prime Video app on Apple TV, you can watch all the content the service has to offer from the comfort of your living room and on your big-screen TV.

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