How to Watch Amazon Prime Video on Android

Watch Amazon movies and TV shows on your Android device

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

Instructions in this article apply to Android 9 or later.

Download the Amazon Prime Video App for Android

Before you can Amazon videos on your Android, you need to download and install the Amazon Prime Video app. Here's how:

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

  1. Open the Google Play store on any Android phone or tablet.

    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.

    Selecting to install the Amazon Prime Video app.
  4. The app is downloaded and installed onto your device. 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, you can find it in the apps drawer.

    Amazon Prime Video app is downloading.

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

How to Start Watching Prime Video on Android

Now that the app's installed, you're ready to start watching videos from Amazon Prime's vast library. Here's how:

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

  2. You may be prompted to sign in with your Amazon account if you aren't already. Log in now.

  3. You can select videos to watch from the home screen to start watching instantly or scroll to Included with Prime to view videos included in your membership. You can also toggle on the Free to Me option in the upper-right corner to filter out videos that require an additional cost.

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

    The "Free to Me" option
  4. Select the movie or television series you want to watch, and then tap the blue Play Movie icon to immediately start streaming the video on your device.

    The Amazon Prime Video entry for 'Knives Out.'

How to Watch Prime Video Offline

If you're traveling and don't have access to a data connection, you can download almost any video included with Prime to watch offline. Here's how to do it:

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

  1. Find the video you want to download.

    You must choose a video included with your Amazon Prime membership, not a rental.

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

  3. Select Download

    The Download button
  4. Select the download quality, if prompted. The higher the quality, the more storage space it requires 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.

How to Watch Prime Video on Your TV Using the Android App

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

  • Use the Prime Video app to control a Fire TV device: If you 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.

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