How to Watch Amazon Prime Video on Android

You're paying for Prime; get the movies you want on your Android!

If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can easily access all of your Prime videos right on your Android device. Here’s how to start watching Amazon Prime Video on Android devices.

Download the Amazon Prime Video App for Android

Before you can watch Prime Video on your Android, you need to download and install the appropriate Amazon Prime Video app.

If you've already installed the Prime Video app, skip ahead to learn how to use the app to watch Amazon Prime content on Android devices.

Instructions in this article apply to Android v. 9 or later.

  1. On any Android phone or tablet, tap the Play Store icon to open it.

    The Google Play store app.
  2. Enter Amazon Prime Video in the Search field and select it once it appears.

    Searching for Amazon Prime Video in the Google Play store.
  3. Tap Install once you find the right app.

    Selecting to install the Amazon Prime Video app.
  4. The app will be downloaded and installed onto your phone or tablet.

    Amazon Prime Video app is downloading.
  5. After your app has downloaded, tap Open from the installation screen to launch the app, or press the Home button on your phone or tablet, then find the app by swiping to the right screen. If you don’t see it, tap the Apps icon and find it in the full list of apps.

Take a moment to add it to your Android’s home screen where you can conveniently access it in the future.

The Amazon Prime Video app has completed download.

Start Watching Amazon Prime Video on Android

Now, you’re ready to instantly start watching videos from Amazon Prime’s vast library. Here’s how:

  1. Find the Prime Video app on your phone or tablet and tap it to open.

  2. You may be prompted to sign in with your Amazon account if you aren't already signed in with another Amazon app.

  3. You can select videos to watch from the home screen to start watching instantly, or scroll down to Included with Prime below the main banner to view videos included in your Prime membership. Or you can select Free to me at the top right corner.

    You can also search for, rent, or buy many other titles that aren’t included in your Prime membership.

    Viewing videos included with Amazon Prime.
  4. Tap the picture of the movie, show, or video you’d like to watch, then tap Watch Now to begin streaming Prime Video directly on your phone or tablet.

    Viewing video options within Amazon Prime Video.
  5. Enjoy the show!

Watch Amazon Prime Video Offline

If you’ve got a plane trip or won’t have access to a data connection, you can download almost any video included with Prime to watch offline.

The download option is only available to paying Prime members. It is not available for Amazon Household members with shared Prime benefits.

  1. Find the Included with Prime video you want to download.

    This must be a video included with your Amazon Prime membership.

    Viewing a selection of videos in Amazon Prime Video.
  2. Tap the icon of the video.

  3. Select Download

    Video viewing options in Amazon Prime Video.
  4. Select the download quality you’d like. The higher the quality, the more storage space it will require on your phone or tablet. Then select Start download.

    Download options for a video on Amazon Prime Video.
  5. When you’re ready to watch, open the Prime Video app and go to My Stuff > Downloads.

    Viewing videos that have been downloaded from Amazon Prime Video.
  6. Either select Play on the video icon or select the 3 vertical dots and select Play download.

    Play options for the downloaded video.

Watch Amazon Prime Video on Your TV Using the Android App

You have two main options to watch Prime Video directly on your TV:

  • Use Prime Video app to control a Fire TV device: If you’ve registered a Fire TV device to your Amazon account, tap Watch on Fire TV after selecting a video, then turn on your TV to the right input and watch.
  • Connect your phone or tablet to your TV: See How to Connect Your Android Smartphone/Tablet to Your TV to learn how to properly do this.

You can stream up to three different Amazon Prime videos simultaneously on different Android devices using the same account. However, you can only stream the same title on one device at a time.