How to Delete Your Amazon Prime Watch History

Clear out your viewing history for any reason

Your Amazon Prime watch history tracks all of the movies and TV shows you've watched on Prime Video. Your watch history is used in Amazon's algorithm to recommend other titles to you, but you may watch things you don't want saved or used to influence Amazon's recommendations. In that case, you need to delete your Amazon Prime Watch History. Here's how.

What Does Your Amazon Prime Watch History Include?

Your Amazon Prime Watch History contains around the last 200 movies and TV series seasons you've watched.

The watch history doesn't track individual episodes; if you watch 10 episodes from the same season, that shows up as one entry

It stores all of the content you've watched across all devices where you watch Prime Video. Anything watched on smartphone, tablet, smart TV, streaming device, and game console are all combined into this list.

How to Delete Your Amazon Prime Watch History

To delete your Amazon Prime Watch History, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Amazon.com (this link will take you directly to the Prime Video homepage).

    Amazon.com homepage
  2. Sign in with the Amazon account that's tied to the Prime watch history you want to delete (if you're not signed in already, that is).

  3. Click Prime Video if you're not already on the page.

    Amazon Prime Video homepage
  4. Click Settings.

  5. Click Watch History.

    Amazon Prime Video Setting page
  6. Click View Watch History.

    Amazon Prime Video View Watch History setting
  7. This screen is your full Prime Watch History. This lists the last 200 or so movies and TV shows you've watched. Browse through this list until you find the item or items you want to delete. To delete an item, click Remove this from watched videos (it may also be called Hide this for some people, but both do the same thing).

    Amazon Prime Video Watch History list
  8. After clicking the link, the item will disappear. Repeat for every entry you want to delete from your Watch History.

There is no way to bulk delete your entire watch history with a single click, presumably because Amazon wants to use your watch history to provide recommendations and don't want to make it easy for you to hide that data. So, until Amazon adds this option, you can only delete watch history items one at a time.

How to Block Titles From Your Amazon Prime Recommendations

While you can't easily delete your entire Watch History, if you're concerned about how a title may influence your recommendations, you do have some options:

  1. Follow steps 1-7 from the last section.

  2. You can rate a movie or TV show. Providing this information will help Amazon know what you like and don't like, and make better recommendations of things to watch. Just click the star icons at the right of the item to rate it.

  3. You can also leave an item in your Watch History, but exclude it from being used to deliver recommendations to you. To do that, check the box next to I prefer not to use this for recommendations for that item.

    Amazon Prime Video Watch History do not use for recommendations