In the age of media streaming services, Amazon holds a strong place with its Prime Video service. Not only does Amazon Prime Video offer a wide range of shows and movies, it is available for free to Amazon Prime subscribers. Unfortunately, Amazon has not released an app to watch Amazon Prime Video on Chromecast, compelling many to buy Amazon Fire TV Stick.
If you are a Google Chromecast user, don’t abandon all hopes to watch Amazon Prime Video on your TV just yet. With the help of this guide on how to watch Amazon Prime Video on Chromecast, you will also be able to enjoy thousands of TV shows and movies on your TV without Amazon Fire TV Stick.
Set up Amazon Prime Video on Chromecast
Apart from having a Chromecast setup with your TV, and Android device, and Amazon Prime Video subscription, you need a computer with Google Chrome as well.
Open Google Chrome on your computer and install the Google Cast extension to it. Once the Chrome extension is installed, you can see the Google Cast icon on the browser bar.
Click on the Google Cast icon and select the name of your Chromecast from the list. Press on “Cast this tab” to mirror your computer screen onto your TV screen and open Amazon Prime Video in the tab to watch it on the big screen.
Now that you have Amazon Prime Video on Chromecast, simply play your favorite video from the library and press the full-screen button to enjoy the best experience.
Note: This method to watch Amazon Prime Video on Chromecast is far from being perfect, but its gets the job done. You will have to keep your computer turned on to watch Amazon Prime Video on your TV, and the cast tab will allow you to pause, rewind, fast forward the video stream.
The only major drawback of Amazon Prime Video on Chromecast is that you cannot enjoy Full-HD 1080p quality videos. However, you can enjoy high-bitrate 720p videos which leave very little to be desired.