Amazon Prime Video: The Ultimate Guide

This article describes how to obtain and use Amazon Prime Video, as well as other information, including, for example, how to watch it on mobile devices and other available options.

How Amazon Prime Video works

Prime Video works similarly to Netflix and other streaming services. It uses web browsers, mobile applications on mobile phones, and even on-demand movies and TV shows on TVs with game consoles or TV streaming devices.

Amazon offers a lot of content that can also be viewed on other services, but there are also movies and TV shows that are streamed exclusively through Prime Video.

The service also produces original movies and TV shows. Their movies are usually shown in theaters before they can be streamed, but Amazon Originals can only be played through Prime Video.

How to get Amazon Prime Video

The only way to get Prime Video is to sign up for Amazon Prime. If you subscribe to Prime, you can enjoy free shipping and you can also access Prime Video. If you have not subscribed to Amazon Prime, you can check it out through a free trial. However, you cannot get Prime Video without Prime.

Prime Video refers to thefreePrime movie. However, non-Prime Amazon users can pay to rent the same movie.

Screenshot of the free trial version of Prime Video

If you don’t have Amazon Prime yet, please follow the steps below to view the free Prime Video trial version:

  1. Enter Amazon Video page
  2. Click on Start your 30-day free trial.
  3. Enter Amazon login information and click Sign in. If not yetCreate an Amazon account,Please click Create your Amazon account .
  4. Enter the payment method and click Add your card. If you cancel during the trial period, you will not be charged.
  5. After registering, you can start watching.

What's included in Amazon Prime Video

Prime Video includes hundreds of thousands of movies and TV series. Like Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services, Prime Video offers movies and TV shows from major studios and networks, as well as their own original content.

Screenshots of movies and TV shows included in Prime Video

The vast majority of content provided by Prime Video is on-demand, which means it can be streamed at any time. Except for a limited number of sports games and live content from paid add-on channels such as Starz, no live TV is available.

existThis page, You can view all the movies and TV shows available through Prime Video.

How to use Amazon Prime Video

On most browsers with Chrome, Firefox or Edge, you can use Prime Video to watch movies and TV shows.

Screenshot of the TV series page on Prime Video

Here’s how to stream video with Prime Video:

  1. Enter Amazon Prime Video page.
  2. Tap the movie or TV show you want to watch.
  3. Click on Watch Now. Look for the blue and white Prime banner in the upper left corner of the show and video thumbnails. If you don’t see the banner, the video cannot be viewed through Prime.

How to watch Amazon Prime Video on mobile devices

You can also use the Prime Video app to stream movies and TV shows via Prime Video. Amazon has many applications, including the Amazon shopping application and the Amazon Alexa application, so if you want to stream videos, choosing the right application is important.

Amazon original The Expanse view on smartphone.

Get the Prime Video app here:

What is Amazon Originals

Amazon Originals are exclusive videos that can only be streamed from Prime Video, that is, Amazon produces and purchases the copyrights of various feature films, TV shows, and documentaries.

A screenshot of the original Amazon.

Amazon Originals is very similar to Netflix and Hulu originals. You must subscribe to the service to watch them. The main difference is that Amazon usually releases their movies in theaters first, and then uses them for streaming, which allows their movies to win Oscars and other awards.

If you want to watch TV series likeThe Man in the High Castle(The Man in the High Castle), action series likeJack Ryan(Jack Ryan), then, Prime Video is the only place where you can see them.

What is a Prime Video channel

In addition to everything that Prime Video includes for free, the service also allows you to register for additional channels. These are mainly paid cable channels such as HBO, Showtime and Starz. You can also subscribe to Paramount+ (formerly known asCBS All Access) And many other services.

Most Amazon channels offer some type of free trial period, so you can check them before paying. After that, Amazon will charge a monthly fee for each channel.

Amazon channels all contain on-demand content, so registering for HBO or Showtime can access HBO or Showtime's original programs through Prime Video.

Some Amazon channels also allow access to the channel’s live broadcast, which is another way to watch live TV on Prime Video. On-demand and live content from Amazon channels can be accessed through the same website and application as Prime Video.

Can I rent movies from Amazon Prime Video

In addition to the thousands of movies and TV series that Prime Video provides for free, Amazon also provides access to a large library of paid content.

A screenshot of Amazon Video showing the movie to be rented or purchased.

You can rent digitally downloaded movies and TV episodes from Amazon, or you can buy them for permanent storage. This does not require an Amazon Prime membership. However, as a Prime member, you can use the same interface, account, and billing information to rent and purchase digital movies for Prime Video.

If you do not see the blue and white Prime banner on the thumbnail of a movie or TV show on Amazon Video, it means that it is not available through Prime Video.


  • How to buy TV shows on Amazon Prime?
    Go to series page> select the season number> Buy SeasonAnd confirm the purchaseClick on More purchase options, Can be purchased in multiple formats (such as high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD))Or buy a single episode.
  • How does Amazon Prime work with Apple TV?
    To watch Amazon Prime on Apple TV, download the Amazon Prime app from the App Store, unless the TV is pre-installed with Prime. Open the Amazon Prime app and log in to stream free content, rent or buy movies and shows, and subscribe to paid channels.

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