Prime Video is a great destination for watching popular TV shows and Movies like Black Adam, The Woman King, The Powerpuff girls, etc. It has a huge collection of movies, TV shows, and series for streaming on-demand. The streaming service is compatible with devices like Roku, Apple TV, Android, iOS, and many devices. To access the Prime Video content on your big screen of Roku, you can either install the channel or follow the alternative method on your device.
How Much Does Amazon Prime Video Cost on Roku
You can access the premium content of Amazon Prime Video in two ways.
- Get whole access to Prime Video with an Amazon Prime membership for $14.99/ month
- Purchase Prime Video Subscription alone at $8.99/ month
What’s on Amazon Prime Video
- Stream exclusive Amazon Originals like Inside Edge, The Family Man, etc.
- It supports downloading videos for streaming them offline.
- Prime Video offers Live TV channels for a separate subscription.
- Those non-Amazon Prime members can rent or purchase videos to watch online.
- Get recommendations based on your watch history on Prime video.
- Use different sections like TV, kids, movies, originals, etc., to find titles easily.
How to Get Amazon Prime Video on Roku
#1. Go to the Roku home screen as soon as you power it on.
#2. On the Roku remote, press the Home button.
#3. Choose the Streaming Channels menu from the left side.
#4. Scroll down and select the Search Channels option.
#5. Using your Roku remote, type Prime Video using the virtual keyboard and search for the app.
#6. Choose Prime Video from the list and click on the Add channel option to install the app on Roku.
#7. Once the channel is added, select the OK option in the prompt.
Alternate Method to Add Amazon Prime Video on Roku
Pre-Requisite: You must connect your Android or iOS devices and Roku to the same WiFi network.
#1. Go to the App Store or Play Store and install the Roku app on your smartphone.
#2. Open the app and sign in with your Roku account.
#3. Tap on the Devices tab from the bottom of your screen.
#4. Select your Roku device to connect it to the Roku app.
#5. Click on the Channels tab found below your connected Roku device.
#6. Select Channel Store and search for Amazon Prime Video.
#7. Choose the Prime video and press the Add Channel button. With this, Prime Video will be added to your Roku device within 24 hours.
How to Activate Prime Video on Roku
It is a mandatory step to activate Prime Video and other streaming channels on Roku to stream its content.
#1. First, launch Prime Video Channel.
#2. Click on the Sign in button to log in to your account.
#3. You will get an activation code on the Roku screen.
#4. Now, visit the activation web page of Amazon Prime on a PC or smartphone. (www.primevideo.com/ontv/devices)
#5. After that, enter the login credentials and sign in to your account.
#6. On the next page, enter the Activation Code shown on your TV screen.
#7. Next, click the Register Device button.
#8. After that, the Prime Video app will be activated on your Roku.
Alternative Method to Watch Amazon Prime Video on Roku
If you have any issues with installing the Amazon Prime Video app, you can stream its content through screen mirroring from smart devices.
How to Cast Amazon Prime Video using Android Devices
Before going with Casting, you need to enable the screen mirroring feature on Roku to make it happen.
#1. First, connect both your Android and Roku to the same WiFi network.
#2. Go to the Play Store and install the Prime Video app from Play Store.
#3. Then open the installed Amazon Prime Video app and sign in with your account.
#4. Choose any content to play on the app.
#5. Now open the Notification panel and click on the Cast icon.
#6. Select your Roku device from the list of available devices.
#7. Now tap Allow on the Roku device and cast your favorite movies of the service to your Roku easily.
How to Screen Mirror Prime Video using iOS Devices
As a pre-requisite, you need to enable the AirPlay feature on your Roku device to screen mirror iOS to Roku.
#1. Connect your iOS device to the same WiFi network that Roku is connected to.
#2. Get the Prime Video app on iOS devices from the App Store.
#3. Open Prime Video on iOS and sign in with your account.
#4. Now open the Control Center and tap on the Screen Mirroring option.
#5. From the list of devices, select your Roku device and enter the code displayed on your screen. (If prompted)
#6. After your screen is mirrored to your Roku device, start streaming your favorite TV shows and movies
Yes. Any Prime Video users can easily turn on or off the subtitles or closed captioning while streaming a video. The option is available on the streaming screen itself.
If your Prime video app is crashing or Prime Video is not working issues, then you can try some of the troubleshooting steps, like,
> Log out and log in again to your account
> Restart the Roku device
> Update Prime Video channel
> Uninstall and reinstall the app