Prime Video: How to Setup Amazon Prime on Samsung, LG, Sony Smart TV

Contents

  1. Prime Video Concepts
  2. How to Sign Up for a Prime Video Membership
  3. Steps to Access or Setup Amazon Prime on Samsung Smart Hub TV
  4. How to Watch Amazon Prime on Sony Smart TV
  5. Steps to Watch Amazon Prime on LG WebOS Smart TV

In this article, we first describe different aspects of Prime Video such as movies, TV shows, documentaries, Original Kids series, action and adventure movies, etc, and how you can sign up to enjoy the numerous benefits of Prime membership. Next, we walk you through the steps you can use to connect or setup Amazon Prime Video on smart TV like Samsung, Sony, and LG. Finally, we look at the availability of Prime video in your location and Amazon Prime streaming options, including the Amazon prime video app.

Prime Video

Prime Video is a collection of top movies, TV shows, Amazon Original series, documentaries, comedy, etc. In order to watch thousands of these top movies and TV shows at no extra cost, you’ll need to sign up for Prime video. With Amazon Prime subscription, you’ll have full access to the world’s biggest collection of movies and TV series. Prime membership also qualifies you to Amazon.com two-day shipping, access to ad-free Amazon Music, Kindle ebooks, and unlimited photo storage.

How to Sign Up for a Prime Video Membership

You can watch Amazon prime on a smart TV, Android and iOS devices. All you’ll need to do is to sign up for Prime Video or Amazon Prime. You can also try Prime Video for Free for 30 days. Below are the steps you can use to sign up:

  1. On the web browser of your device, type: www.amazon.com/video and hit the enter or send button. This will take you to the Prime Video homepage.
  2. Click on the Sign In tab at the upper right corner your screen.
  3. Enter your Amazon.com email address and password. If you don’t have Amazon.com account, you can create one by selecting the “Start here” or “Create your Amazon account” option.
  4. Set a payment method which is required to start a free trial
  5. Choose your country of residence, then provide your billing information.
  6. Confirm your account information, payment details, and selected plan on the confirmation screen.
  7. Then, click Confirm to finish the signup process.

As soon as you sign up, you can start to stream Amazon instant videos or watch movies, TV shows, and Amazon Original series. You can access the streaming service from the Prime website or through the app on your compatible connected devices. The compatible devices include smart TV like Samsung, Sony, LG, Android smartphone/tablet, Apple TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PS3 & PS4 consoles, etc.

How to Access or Setup Amazon Prime on Samsung Smart Hub TV

First things, first. Ensure that your Samsung smart TV supports either HD, 4K Ultra HD or HDR Playback. This is an important setup step that you need to take. Generally, all Samsung Smart TV models released in 2012 or later have HD Playback. Just like Samsung HD, 4K Ultra HD Playback is available on all Samsung Ultra HD TVs released in 2014 or later. This is not the same with HDR Playback. It is only available on a few select Samsung SUHD TVs. If you confirm that your Samsung TV model is compatible with Prime Video, you can follow the steps below to setup Amazon Prime on your Samsung TV:

  1. Go to Samsung Smart Hub by pressing the Smart Hub button on your TV remote.
  2. Select Samsung Apps from the TV menu.
  3. Choose Prime Video to download the App
  4. Launch the app when the download is complete.
  5. Sign in to the app with your Prime Video or Amazon Prime account details. In other words, sign in to the app with your Amazon.com email address and password which you used to create the account.
  6. Select a movie or TV show to open the video details.
  7. Tap the Watch Now or Resume tab to get started.

How to Watch Amazon Prime on Sony Smart TV

In order to watch Amazon prime on Sony Smart TV, you’ll need the app and your TV must be compatible. Make sure that your Sony smart TV supports either HD, 4K Ultra HD or HDR Playback. This is an important setup step that you’ll need to take. Basically, all Sony Smart TV models support HD Playback. Unlike Sony HD, 4K Ultra HD Playback is only available on all Sony Ultra HD TVs released in 2015 or later. This is not the same with HDR Playback. It is only available on 2015 ‘Triluminos’ 4K TV. If you confirm that your Sony TV model is compatible with Prime Video, you can follow the steps below to setup Amazon Prime on your Sony TV:

  1. Go to your TV’s Content Bar by pressing the Home button on your TV remote.
  2. Navigate to Featured Apps, and select Prime Video. Alternatively, you can search for the app in All Apps.
  3. Choose Prime Video to download the app
  4. Open the app.
  5. Sign in to the app with your Prime Video or Amazon Prime account details.
  6. Select a movie or TV show to open the video details.
  7. Click the Watch Now or Resume tab to start watching

How to Setup Amazon Prime Video on LG WebOS Smart TV

LG WebOS Smart TV requires you to set up the app before you are able to watch or stream Amazon video. You’ll also make sure that your LG smart TV supports either HD, 4K Ultra HD or HDR Playback. This is an essential setup step to take. Generally, all LG WebOS Smart TV models released in 2014 or later have HD Playback. Just like LG WebOS HD, 4K Ultra HD Playback is available on all LG Ultra HD TVs released in 2015 or later. This is not the same with HDR Playback. It is only available on a few select LG SUHD TVs. After confirming the device model compatibility with Prime Video, you can follow the steps below to setup Amazon Prime on your LG WebOS Smart TV:

  1. Go to LG Content Store by pressing My Apps button on your TV remote to download the app.
  2. Choose Prime Video from the App Launcher tab to start the download
  3. Open the app.
  4. Sign in to the app with your Prime Video or Amazon Prime account details.
  5. Select a movie or TV show to open the video details.
  6. Click the Watch Now or Resume tab to start watching your favorite Prime movies.

Prime Video is available in over 200 countries around the world and there are a number of membership options depending on your location. It gives members access to Twitch Prime at no extra cost. You can also buy TV shows or rent movies at a certain fee.