How to watch Amazon Prime Video on Chromecast

How to Cast Prime to your TV using a smartphone or computer

How to watch Prime Video on Chromecast
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There was a time, not too long ago, when Amazon and Google were at war. This spat meant both companies refused to share their services with each other – so no YouTube on Fire TV Devices and no Prime Video on Chromecast.

But no more: the two have patched things up and Prime Video users can stream through Chromecast to their heart's content.

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In this guide we're going to walk you through the process of getting Prime Video running on Chromecast, both from smartphones and the Chrome browser. Let's get to it.

How to stream Amazon Prime Video over Chromecast on iOS and Android

A recent update added Chromecast support back into the Prime Video app. So the first thing to do is make sure your app is up to date. You also need to have your Chromecast device set up and connected to your Wi-Fi. If you haven't done so, just do the following:

1. Open the Google Home app.
2. Select the Add button at the top.
3. Tap Set up device then Set up new devices.
4. Select your home and then have the app search for devices on your network. It should detect the Chromecast and will then let you name and assign the device.

The next thing is to open the Amazon Prime Video app. If it's updated and recognizes a Cast device on your network, you'll see a message pop up informing you that Casting is now available.

Start playing whatever movie or show you wish to Cast and make sure your TV is switched on, with the Chromecast device connected. Once the player pops up, you should see a Cast icon appear in the top right corner (the screen with the Wi-Fi waves). Tap it and then select the Chromecast device you want to Cast to. At that point it should start streaming on your Cast-connected TV.

How to stream Amazon Prime Video over Chromecast on browser

You can also beam Prime Video to your Chromecast using a computer browser, but there are downsides: streams from the browser max out at 1080p (while some movies and shows support 4K from the app), and the performance is a little more jittery in our experience.

Still, it's an option, but you can only do it from Google's own Chrome browser. So open that up, head to the Amazon Prime Video site, and choose something to watch. Make sure your television is on and your Chromecast is connected.

Then click the Cast button on your browser. If you don't have it saved to your toolbar, go to the Chrome Settings menu, which is the three dots at the far right side, then click Cast... Select your Chromecast device and away you go.

Pro tip: To save the Cast button to your Chrome browser, simply follow the above steps and when the icon temporarily appears on the toolbar (which it will when you select it), right click it and select Always show icon.

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