Watch Amazon Prime Video wherever you are with your Chromecast! Yes, you heard us right. Amazon Prime Video is now available on your Chromecast, making it easy to watch at home or on the go.
All you need is your Chromecast and an internet connection and you’ll be good to go! This portable dongle plugs directly into your TV’s HDMI port and connects to the app on your mobile device. This means you can start watching your favorite shows in moments, no matter where you are.
Is Amazon Prime Video already available for streaming on Chromecast?
Yes, but it hasn’t always been easy. Now all you have to do is download the app, connect your Chromecast, and you’re done.
Previously, a feud between Amazon and Google made the process much more difficult. You could only stream Prime Video through the Chrome browser on your desktop, and if you wanted to use a smartphone or tablet, you had to install the Google Home app first.
It was a very convoluted process. Thankfully, Google and Amazon have resolved their differences and compatibility is no longer an issue.
How to install Amazon Prime Video on Chromecast
The first thing you need to do is install the Amazon Prime Video app on your device. Open it, then select the Cast icon and the Chromecast device you want to stream from.
Make sure your device (plus Google Play Services for Android devices), Prime Video app, and Chromecast are up to date, and that both your device and Chromecast are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Then, choose something to watch. You’ll see the name of the title appear on the display of the screen your Chromecast is streaming on and you’re good to go.
You can also download the Prime Video app to a Chromecast connected to Google TV and use the device’s remote to navigate Prime Video. Note that you can’t use Chromecast to stream via the Prime Video app on an Amazon Fire tablet.
Of course, if you haven’t already done so, you should too GSign up for Amazon Prime Video.
What can I watch on Amazon Prime Video with Chromecast?
Amazon Prime Video is a leading streaming service and there are hundreds of movies and TV shows to choose from. In addition to content from other channels and networks, such as the addictive reality show Below Deck, the service hosts Amazon original content.
Amazon Studios has produced some notable shows and films in recent years, such as the alternate reality war thriller The Man in the High Castle and the controversial second installment of Sacha Baron Coen’s Borat series – yes, you can watch Borat 2 on Amazon Prime Video.
Apart from that, you can watch other dedicated channels like StarPlayz, MGM, and Discovery Channel. Sports fans can even enjoy live streaming of major events like the Australian Open.
What other streaming services are available on Chromecast?
If Amazon Prime Video isn’t enough for you, you may want to check out the other streaming services available, including:
- Google Play
- YouTube TV
- BBC iPlayer
- Rakuten TV
On what other devices can I watch Amazon Prime Video?
There are many ways to watch Amazon Prime Video and on Chromecast. You can get Amazon Prime Video on Roku. Of course, it’s also available to watch on Amazon’s streaming device, the Amazon Fire Stick. You’ll also be able to download the Prime Video app on iOS and Android devices, as well as being able to access it via most Smart TVs.