How to Chromecast Amazon Prime Video

Finally, a way to stream Amazon Prime Video without an Amazon device

What to Know

  • From the iOS or Android Amazon Prime Video app, tap the Cast icon in the lower-right corner, select your Chromecast, then play your show.
  • From a computer, go to Amazon Prime Video in the Chrome browser, select the three-dot menu in the upper-right corner, and select Cast.
  • Your mobile device and Chromecast must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network for casting to work.

This article explains how to cast Amazon Prime Video via a Google Chromecast.

How to Chromecast From the Prime Video App

You can cast directly from the Amazon Prime Video app to your Chromecast. The process is as simple as casting from any supported app.

  1. Open the Prime Video app on your device.

  2. Tap the Cast icon.

  3. Select the Chromecast device on your network to which you want to cast.

  4. Select a video to watch. When you do, it plays on the screen connected to your Chromecast.

    Setting up Prime Video app to cast to TV

How to Chromecast Amazon Prime Video From a Computer

Streaming Amazon Prime Video to Chromecast from a computer is simple. Set up the Google Chrome browser on your computer and cast content from your desktop to your TV. This method works for both Mac and PC and especially works with notebooks with the Google Chrome OS, which has the Chrome browser preinstalled.

Casting Amazon Prime Video to a TV uses computer processing power and can quickly drain the battery. Plug the computer into a power source while using this method.

  1. Open a new Chrome browser window or tab and go to Amazon Prime Instant Video or Amazon Prime Video if you subscribe to the paid service.

    Casting from the Chrome browser only allows streams up to 1080p resolution. This is a downside, considering Amazon Prime Video content streams in 4K with compatible hardware.

  2. Select the three-dot icon in the upper-right corner of the browser and below the tabs.

    Chrome with More Options button highlighted
  3. Select Cast.

    Amazon Video with Cast button highlighted
  4. Select the device to which you would like to cast the screen. If you have more than one streaming device, select the TV option.

    Make sure the Chrome browser is updated to the latest version. If a red download icon displays in the upper-right corner of the browser, you must install the updates before you can proceed with this casting method.

  5. The casted content appears on the TV.

    You can browse in other tabs while casting Amazon Prime Video on a TV. However, keep the browser windows and tabs to a minimum, as it might slow down the computer and disrupt streaming and casting.

  6. To end a cast, close the Chrome window or tab you were casting. Or, select the three-dot icon, then select the connected device to disconnect the stream.

How Do I Stream Amazon Prime From My Phone to My TV?

Google Chromecast supports many services, including Amazon Prime Video. Because Chromecast supports Prime Video, there are two ways to cast videos.

If you're on a desktop PC, casting from the Google Chrome browser works best. It's not as efficient as doing it from an app, but it gets the job done. As with most services, using the Amazon Prime Video app on a mobile device is the best route. Since Prime video started supporting Chromecast, the process is straightforward.

Where Is the Cast Button on Amazon Prime?

Using either the iOS or Android version of the Amazon Prime Video app, you'll find the Cast button on the right side of the app screen toward the bottom. The icon looks like a small TV with a Wi-Fi signal.

If you don't see the Cast icon on your Amazon Prime Video app, there are a few possibilities. First, the icon is visible only if you have a Chromecast device connected to your TV. Also, your mobile device and Chromecast must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network, and your Amazon Prime Video mobile app should be updated to the latest version.

To find the Cast button on Amazon Prime Video on a computer, you'll need to be in the Chrome browser. Select Customize and Control Google Chrome (the three vertical dot icon) in the upper-right corner, then select Cast. Select the Sources drop-down menu, choose the Cast tab, and select your Chromecast.

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