If you have an Amazon prime account then you may have already checked out the content that is available for free with the video streaming service.
But you might be wondering how to watch Amazon Prime on the Apple TV if you have one of those devices connected to your TV and are having trouble accessing the content.
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How to Watch Amazon Instant or Prime on the Apple TV
- Connect the Apple TV and iPhone to the same network.
- Open the Amazon Prime app.
- Start playing the video.
- Tap the TV icon.
- Select the Apple TV option.
Our guide continues below with additional information on how to watch Amazon Prime on the Apple TV, including pictures of these steps.
Now sure if you have a Prime membership? You can check out our amazon.com prime guide and learn where to locate this information on Amazon’s site.
The Apple TV has a lot of different options for streaming videos, but Amazon Prime and Amazon Instant are not one of them (at least, at the time of this writing they aren’t). However, Apple and Amazon recently allowed users to watch the Amazon Instant app on their TVs via AirPlay on the Apple TV.
So if you have an Apple TV, an iPhone 5, and an Amazon account, you can read this tutorial to learn how to watch your Amazon content on your television.
If you don’t have Amazon Prime, then now is a great time to get it. You gain access to a large catalog of streaming video content, plus free two-day shipping on items sold by Amazon. Find out more about Amazon Prime here.
Find out how to sign out of Amazon Prime on Roku if you have one of those devices and have ever needed to switch accounts.
Using AirPlay with Amazon Instant on the iPhone 5 (Guide with Pictures)
Note that this tutorial will assume that you already have the Amazon Instant app on your iPhone 5, and that you have set it up with your Amazon account info.
If you have not yet installed the app, you can read this article to learn how to install apps on the iPhone 5. Additionally, make sure that you have installed any available updates for the Amazon Instant app and the Apple TV.
Once the app and the Apple TV are set up and updated, you can follow the steps below to start watching Amazon Instant on your television with the Apple TV.
Step 1: Turn on your Apple TV, then switch your television to the input channel to which the Apple TV is connected.
Additionally, make sure that your Apple TV and iPhone are connected to the same wireless network.
Step 2: Touch the Instant Video icon to open the Amazon video app.
Step 3: Browse to the video that you want to watch over the Apple TV.
Step 4: Touch the green Watch Now button.
Step 5: Touch the TV icon at the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Step 6: Select the Apple TV option.
Amazon frequently has deals and specials on their instant video rentals and sales. View the current deals here.
The Roku 1 is another great video-streaming option if you find that your Apple TV doesn’t have enough options. Read our Roku 1 review here.
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