How to set up Amazon Prime Video | A step-by-step guide

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You don't need to be a tech whiz to enjoy everything Amazon Prime Video has to offer. Our comprehensive set-up guide has you covered. Follow the steps below and you'll quickly be able to binge-watch your day away.

Step 1. Make sure you have a compatible device

Amazon Prime Video comes with great device compatibility, but it's always best to double-check before signing up to make sure you'll be able to stream content on your preferred gadget. Here are all the devices that work with Prime Video in Australia:

  • Computers (PC & Mac)
  • Mobile devices
  • Fire TV
  • Samsung TVs
  • Sony TVs
  • LG TVs
  • PlayStation 3
  • PlayStation 4
  • Apple TV
  • Xbox One

Step 2. Visit the Prime Video website

Head to the Amazon Prime Video official website. Your screen should look something like this:

Prime Video is free with an Amazon Prime subscription. If you already signed up for one, click on Prime Member? Sign In and take it from there. Otherwise, click on Start your 30-day free trial.

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30-DAYS FREE: Sign up to Amazon Prime Video's free trial today

Step 3. Create your Prime Video account

In the next screen, you will be prompted to sign in to your Amazon account with your email and password. If you already have an account, enter your information, follow the on-screen prompts to start your free trial and enjoy.

New to Amazon? Click on Create your Amazon account. Then, enter your name and email, and select a password you will use to access your account. Click Continue. Next, enter your payment details. Amazon accepts all major credit and debit cards.

Don't worry, you won't be billed until your free one-month trial is over. After that, Amazon Prime is $6.99/month. Until 31 January 2019, you can take advantage of an introductory price of $4.99/month. Besides access to Prime Video, you also get exciting Prime perks like expedited shipping on Prime-eligible items, free international shipping, as well as access to Prime Reading and Twitch, among others.

Finally, review your account information, payment details and selected plan on the confirmation screen. Select Confirm to complete sign up. That's about it.

Step 4. Set up Amazon Prime Video

To take full advantage of Prime Video, take the time to set up the app on your devices. Here's how:

Computers (PC & Mac)

To get Prime Video from your PC or Mac, simply access the Prime Video website. Supported browsers include Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari and Opera.

Mobile Devices

Prime Video is compatible with Android and iOS devices. Head to the App Store or Google Play, install the app to your device, log in with your credentials and you're good to go. You need to run Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher, or own an iPhone/iPad/iPod touch device running iOS 8.0 or higher.

Fire TV

To watch Prime Video on your Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, register your device using the account information associated with your Prime membership. To change your Fire TV registration settings, select Settings from the Fire TV menu and go to My Account. If your device is not registered, a Register option displays on this screen. Select Register and enter your Amazon account information. Then, open the Prime Video app from the Home screen.

Samsung TVs

On selected Samsung TVs, get the Prime Video app from the Samsung Smart Hub. Start by pressing the Smart Hub button on your TV remote, then select Samsung Apps from the menu. Find Prime Video and select it. After the app downloads, sign in to connect your account to the app.

Sony TVs

On selected Sony TVs, get the Prime Video app from the Content Bar on your Sony TV. Press the Home button on your TV remote, then open Featured Apps and select Prime Video. If you don't see the app listed there, try looking in All Apps. Then, select Sign In and start watching.

LG TVs

On selected LG TVs, get the Prime Video app from the LG Content Store. Press the My Apps button on your TV remote, then select Prime Video from the App Launcher. Once the app has downloaded, sign in with your login information.

PlayStation 3

On PS3, get the Prime Video app from the PlayStation Store. Simply open the PlayStation Store from the XrossMediaBar (XMB), select Apps, then Movies and TV. Find Prime Video and select the Download option. Then, sign in and start streaming.

PlayStation 4

On PS4, get the Prime Video app from the PlayStation Store. Open TV & Video from the XrossMediaBar (XMB), then find Prime Video and select the Download option. Finally, select Start to launch the app and login.

Apple TV

On Apple TV, get the Prime Video app from the App Store. Open the App Store application from the Home Screen, find Prime Video and select Get. Then select Prime Video from the Home Screen to launch the app and log in.

Xbox One

On Xbox One, get the Prime Video app from the App Store. Open the Store tab from the Home Screen, find Prime Video and select Get. Then, select Launch to launch the app and sign in.

Step 5. Start browsing Amazon Prime Video

While the content library is more limited than the US, Prime Video does offer a fun mix of TV shows and movies with original productions like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Jack Ryan definitely worth a binge. The platform also enables you to download titles to watch offline, so you can enjoy shows and movies on mobile devices while on the go.

Alternative streaming providers

If you're still struggling with Prime Video or are not enjoying the service, consider one of the other streaming platforms available in Australia. Luckily, there's plenty of choice. Here are some quick links to get you started.

  • Netflix
  • Stan
  • Foxtel Now
  • hayu
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