How to Chromecast Amazon Prime Video

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

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Google Chromecast supports a lot of services, including Amazon Prime Video. Because Chromecast supports Prime Video, there are two main options that you can choose to cast your videos. If you're on a desktop, casting from the Google Chrome browser still works best. It's not quite as efficient as casting from an app, but it will still get the job done. As with most services, casting from the Amazon Prime Video app on a mobile device is probably the best route. Since Prime video started supporting Chromecast, the process there is extremely straightforward.

How to Chromecast From the Prime Video App

You can now cast directly from the Amazon Prime Video app to your Chromecsast. The process is just as simple as you'd expect from any supported app.

  1. Open the Prime Video app on your device.

  2. Press the Cast icon.

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

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

How to Chromecast Amazon Prime Video From a Computer

Streaming Amazon Prime Video to Chromecast from a computer is very simple. All you need is the Google Chrome browser set up on your computer and you can cast any content from your desktop to your TV. This method works for both Mac and PC and especially works with notebooks running Google's Chrome OS, which has the Chrome browser pre-installed.

Casting Amazon Prime Video to your TV will be taxing on your computer's processing and can quickly drain your battery. Make sure your computer is plugged 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're subscribed 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 at the top right corner of the browser right below the tabs.

  3. Select Cast.

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

    Make sure your Chrome browser is updated to its latest version. If there is a red download arrow icon at the top right corner of the browser, you will need to install updates before you can proceed with this casting method.

  5. Your casted content should appear on your TV.

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

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