Amazon Prime Video is one of the most popular streaming giants on the market, with over 112 million U.S. subscribers. Part of its success comes from its inclusion in the Amazon Prime membership. But non-members can also purchase Amazon Prime Video separately for $8.99/mo. Not only does Amazon Prime Video have licensed and original content, but you can add channels to your subscription to watch CBS All Access, HBO, Starz and more.
There are quite a few Amazon Prime Video compatible devices, giving you plenty of screens to watch from. You can even enjoy Prime Video on Roku. But first, if you’re looking for a complete analysis of the service, then we recommend our Amazon Prime Video review.
Amazon Prime Video compatible devices
So, what devices does Amazon Prime Video support? As one of the largest streaming giants, Amazon Prime Video supports a wide range of devices, from game consoles and laptops to smartphones and smart TVs. To stream Amazon Prime Video on your device, all you need is to download the app and start your subscription. Here’s a full list of the devices that Amazon Prime Video works with.
- Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
- Amazon Echo devices
- Amazon Fire Tablet
- Android devices
- Apple TV
- Google Chromecast
- Grundig Smart TVs
- Hisense Smart TVs
- iOS devices
- JVC Smart TVs
- Konka Smart TVs
- LG Blue-Ray Players
- LG Smart TVs
- Nvidia Shield
- Panasonic Blue-Ray Players
- Panasonic Smart TVs
- PlayStation 3 & 4
- Samsung Blue-Ray Players
- Samsung Smart TVs
- Sharp Smart TVs
- Sony Blue-Ray Players
- Sony Smart TVs
- TCL Smart TVs
- Vizio Smart TVs
- Xbox One
- Xiaomi Smart TVs
- Web browsers
Unfortunately, Amazon Prime Video isn’t compatible with Nintendo consoles like the Switch and Wii. So, don’t expect to find the Amazon Prime Video app in the Nintendo eShop.
Which device should I use to stream Amazon Prime Video?
When it comes to the best streaming device, it’s all a matter of personal preference. Would you prefer to use one of your existing devices like your laptop, smartphone or tablet? Amazon Prime Video is compatible with both Android and iOS devices like the iMac, iPad and iPhone. If you’d like to stream 4K ultra high definition (UHD) and HDR quality movies and shows, then you’ll need to make sure you have a 4K-capable device. Whether you’re streaming on your smartphone or smart TV, 1080p or 4K, unlike Netflix or Hulu, it’s the same price across the board.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: For Amazon Prime members
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is a media player that has the appearance of a flash drive that plugs directly into your TV’s HDMI port. A remote with voice commands accompanies the Fire TV Stick, letting you navigate to the content you want with just a few words. Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K costs $49.99, whereas the basic Fire TV Stick model is priced at $39.99 — but you can only stream up to 1080p high-definition (HD). It should be noted that Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K favors Amazon Prime Video content, but also works with all of your other apps, including live TV, on-demand and music subscription services.
Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G: For streaming Amazon Prime Video on-the-go
Amazon Prime Video works well with pretty much every smartphone, but one of our favorites is the Samsung Galaxy S20. You can find the Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G starting at $499 with a trade-in. This Samsung Galaxy model will deliver all of Amazon’s content in the highest available quality. In addition to being able to watch Amazon Prime Video anywhere with an internet connection, you can also download episodes and movies to watch offline. This works especially well, whether you’re traveling or taking your lunch break. The Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G also has one of the best cameras on the market. By almost tripling its camera’s sensor, you’ll be able to capture the best photos, even at night!
PlayStation 4: For your game console
Amazon Prime Video is available in PlayStation’s app store. As long as you have a 4K-capable smart TV, you can stream Amazon’s content in its highest quality. Depending on where you look, you can find the PlayStation 4 available for around $169.99 to $299.99. So, in between gaming, you can switch to your favorite episode of Jack Ryan.
LG Smart TVs: For Amazon Prime Video on game days
With Amazon Prime Video, you can catch some of your favorite live sports, including Major League Baseball games, NFL football and UEFA Champions League soccer matches. This is pretty uncanny for on-demand apps given that Netflix and Hulu don’t offer such programming. However, it should be noted that CBS All Access does offer live sports programming that appears on the CBS cable network. For the best sports experience, there’s no better choice than a smart TV — and we recommend LG. You can score a 4K UHD quality 55″ LG smart TV for $349.99. That way, when you’re watching the game, you’ll be able to zero in on any detail, giving you an extra edge, even on the referees.
Our hot take
Amazon Prime Video works with pretty much every device out there, whether it’s your game console, smartphone, smart TV, tablet or web browser. Just don’t expect to watch Amazon Prime Video on a Nintendo console. However, Amazon Prime Video works particularly well with other Amazon products like Alexa, Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K and Echo. Amazon’s Fire TV Stick has an easy-to-use interface that allows you to house all of your favorite apps like Hulu, Netflix, Sling TV and YouTube.
Amazon Prime Video is also included with a Prime membership, which also includes amenities like free two-day shipping and other exclusive deals. An Amazon Prime membership costs $12.99/mo. or $119/yr. If you’re interested in first trying out Amazon Prime Video before you buy, you’re in luck. Amazon Prime Video offers a 30-day free trial period.