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How to Watch Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV


Amazon Prime Video streaming service is available on many devices, including Amazon devices like Fire TV/Fire TV stick, Blu-Ray players, games consoles, set-top boxes, mobile devices, as well as smart TVs. Here we focus on discussing how to play Amazon Prime Video on the smart TV, and in more detail, on Apple TV. In 2016, the Amazon Prime Video app has finally arrived on Apple TV, allowing to access Amazon Prime Video streaming services directly with a subscription.

When it comes to watching Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV, you can watch the videos by either using the Amazon Prime Video app on Apple TV 3 or later or using the Airplay feature on your iOS device or Mac browser. But, this streaming service is only available on the 3rd generation of Apple TV and newer, what if you want to watch Amazon Prime videos on the first and second generation of Apple TV that doesn’t support the service? No worries. We are here to offer 4 ways to help you watch Amazon Prime videos on any Apple TV. Now, go ahead to get the details.

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Method 1: Using the Amazon Prime Video app

The easiest way to watch Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV is using the Amazon Prime Video app. You can directly stream Amazon Prime Video with the pre-installed Amazon Prime Video app on your 3rd generation set-top box. If you have an Apple TV 4 or newer, go to the tvOS App Store and download the app to stream. See the details as below:

Step 1 On your Apple TV, go to “App Store” from the home screen, and find the Amazon Prime Video app and click “Install” to start the download.

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Step 2 Once the app is installed on your Apple TV, launch it and click "Sign in" to connect your Amazon Prime Video account. Once you logged in, you can start streaming Amazon Prime Video content on Apple TV.

Method 2: Using AirPlay from iPhone & iPad

If you would rather use an iOS app to cast Amazon Prime videos to the big screen than play them on the iOS devices such as your iPhone or iPad, try to use the AirPlay feature on your iPhone or iPad to watch the video on Apple TV. Here are the steps:

Step 1 Make sure your iPhone on iPad is on the same network as your Apple TV. Open the Amazon Prime Video App on Your iPhone or iPad and log in to your Amazon account.

Step 2 Browse and choose the movie or TV show you’d like to watch and press Play on your device.

Step 3 When the video is playing, tap on the AirPlay button on the top right, and choose Apple TV from the pop-up list. The video will now play on your TV. You can use your iPhone or iPad as a remote controller to control the volume, fast forward, or rewind at random.

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Method 3: Using AirPlay from Mac Browser

If you watch Amazon Prime Video on Macbook, you can only watch the videos on the web browser. Is there any way to cast the video that you are playing on Mac to the Apple TV? Of course, it is extremely easy for Mac users to stream content from Amazon Prime Video from Mac to Apple TV by using the AirPlay feature on the web browser. But noted that it requires a Mac running macOS 10.11 or later. The guide is similar to method two.

Step 1 On your Mac, go to Amazon Prime Video on a web browser and log in to your Amazon Prime or Prime Video account.

Step 2 Choose a title to play, click the AirPlay icon at the top right corner of the Mac Menu bar and choose Apple TV as the device that you want to watch the content to. A password will be required to AirPlay to Apple TV.

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Step 3 After that, your desktop screen should show up on your Apple TV. Tap the full-screen button so that the full image displays on the Apple TV. Now you can enjoy the movie or TV show on Apple TV.

Method 4: Using USB Drive

In addition to the above methods, you can also try to download Amazon Prime Video titles and play them on Apple TV via a USB drive. It makes sense when you have a 1st or 2nd generation of Apple TV, in which the Amazon Prime Video app is not available to install. But, at the same time, we all know that it is impossible to directly move the downloaded Amazon Prime Video titles to a USB drive due to Amazon's limitations. How to get rid of it?

Don’t worry, there is a handy tool called TunePat Amazon Video Downloader that is born to help you get unrestricted videos from Amazon Prime Video. It is dedicated to downloading movies and TV shows from Amazon Prime Video. With it, you can easily get movies and TV shows from Amazon Prime Video web player and transfer them to other devices at will. Besides, the impressive things are that this tool can quickly identify the titles by the video’s name or URL, and download the video in high quality (up to 1080p) with multi-language audio tracks and subtitles preserved.

TunePat supports downloading videos from the web browser, so it is no need to install the Amazon Prime Video on your device, and what's more convenient is that you can perform other tasks on your computer while TunePat is downloading videos in the background. In addition, as we mentioned before, any video downloaded by TunePat is able to be moved and stored on other devices.

Tool Requirement: TunePat Amazon Video Downloader

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TunePat Amazon Video Downloader

  • okDownload movies and TV shows from Prime Video.
  • okDownload Prime Video in MP4 or MKV format.
  • okSupport downloading the HD Amazon video.
  • okKeep audio tracks and subtitles in all languages.
  • okRequire no additional apps, including Prime Video app.

In the next part, we will show you how to use TunePat to download videos from Amazon Prime Video and transfer them downloaded files to a USB drive.

Step 1 Sign in to Amazon Prime Video

Launch TunePat Amazon Video Downloader on your computer. Just enter some words to the search box in TunePat and click the search icon, you will be asked to sign in to Amazon.

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Step 2 Choose the Output Settings

Click the "Settings" icon on the top right of the program to set the output format, video quality, audio type, the language of audio tracks and subtitles and more. After choosing the settings, close the window directly.

Note: If you want to change Amazon account, you can log out of the current account in the settings window.

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Step 3 Find Amazon Prime Video Content that You Want to Download

Enter the name of the video or copy and paste the video's lnik from Amazon Prime Video web player to TunePat to find the content that you want to download.

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Step 4 Download Videos to Computer

To download a movie, directly click the "Download" icon and go to the download process. If you want to download a TV show, after clicking the "Download" icon, you need to choose the episodes from the pop-up window and then click the "Download" button. Once the download is completed, click “Library” and click the folder icon behind each video to find the download files on your computer.

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Step 5 Transfer Downloaded Videos to USB

Plug a USB drive into your computer and open it. Copy and paste the downloaded files to your USB drive. Then, remove the USB drive from your computer and turns to insert it into your Apple TV and start playing the videos.

Conclusion

Apple TV has proved to be a convenient piece of streaming hardware with the majority of services available via the little black box. Wondering how to watch Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV? Just read this article to find the best solution. Here we introduced four ways to play Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV for your reference. You are able to watch Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV by using the Amazon Prime Video app, or using the AirPlay function on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Besides, if you want to watch Amazon Prime Video on any Apple TV, we recommend you use TunePat Amazon Video Downloader to download the videos to your computer and then transfer them to a USB drive.

Note: The free trial version of the TunePat Amazon Video Downloader has the same features as the full version, but it only enables you to download the first 5 minutes of each video. To unlock the limitation, you are suggested to purchase the full version.

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