How to Watch Amazon Prime Video on Roku Device

Last Updated on September 28, 2021 by Mark Roberts

Do you want to watch hit Amazon Prime video programs on your Roku?

You must have noticed that the Amazon Prime video app doesn’t come preloaded on Roku, like Netflix. Luckily, you can watch Amazon Prime Video on your Roku device by downloading it from the Roku Channel Store.

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Despite Roku being a close competitor of the Amazon Firestick TV, Amazon Prime Video is available for Roku users. So, all you need to stream Prime Video is an Amazon subscription, an internet connection, and a compatible Roku device. And you can enjoy all its content anytime.

For more details on how to add Amazon Prime Video on Roku, keep reading this post.

Is Amazon Prime Video on Roku Yet?


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Indeed, you can watch Amazon Prime Video on Roku devices. Most latest Roku devices like Roku Ultra, Roku Streaming Stick+, Roku Express, Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+, Roku Express+, Roku 2, Roku TV, Roku 3, and Roku 4K TV, support Amazon Prime video app. You can stream Amazon Prime content using any of these Roku devices using your Amazon Prime subscription.

However, if you are using older Roku models like Roku 1, you won’t be able to access the Amazon Prime video app.

How to Install Amazon Prime Video on Roku


You can seamlessly install Amazon Prime Video on Roku from the Roku channel store. The app is free to download, but you must purchase its subscription to stream its content. Nevertheless, here is the step-wise process to install and stream Amazon Prime Video.

Step 1: Open the Roku Home screen on your Roku device.

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Step 2: Choose Streaming Channels from the left menu.

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Step 3: Select Search Channels and use the virtual keyboard to search for Amazon Prime Video.

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Step 4: Select the Amazon Prime Video channel from the list and click on the Add Channel option.

Step 5: After installation completes, launch the app from the channel list.

Step 6: Log in with your Amazon Prime Account. (If you don’t have one, visit the Amazon Prime website and create your account.)

Step 7: You can now look for your favorite Amazon Prime Video programs and stream them on your Roku.

What Can I Watch on Amazon Prime Video with Roku?


If you are not sure why you should get Amazon Prime Video on Roku, let me tell you that there are various shows and movies to watch here. You can kill your free time by watching content related to several genres, including sci-fi, thriller, adventure, comedy, action, drama, romance, etc.

You can binge-watch the best Amazon Prime Video shows like The Boys, The Underground Railroad, Utopia, American Gods, Tales from the Loop, and many more. If you want to thrill up yourself, check out The Expanse, one of the most thrilling sci-fi shows on Amazon Prime Video.

Apart from movies and shows, Amazon Prime Video also has a library of over two million songs. You can listen to this audio on Roku with your Amazon Prime Video subscription.

What are Other Streaming Services Available with Roku?


Roku player is the home to various streaming services. So, if you are bored of Amazon Prime Video, you can try out other options given below.

  • Netflix
  • Hulu
  • HBO Max
  • Disney Plus
  • fuboTV
  • YouTube
  • Sling TV
  • Crackle
  • Tubi
  • Pluto

What Other Devices Can I Watch Amazon Prime Video On?


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You can easily watch Amazon Prime Video on Roku devices. But suppose you are not a Roku user. In that case, you can still access Amazon Prime Video on other media streaming devices like the Amazon Firestick TV, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android smartphone, iOS devices, Sky Q, Series S.

The installation process on each of these devices will vary. Most likely, you will find the Prime Video app on the app or channel store of your device.

Related: How to get hulu live on roku

What Roku Device Does the Amazon Prime Video App Support?


All the latest Roku models support the Amazon Prime Video app. These include:

  • Roku Express
  • Roku Express +
  • Roku Streaming Stick
  • Roku Premiere
  • Roku 2
  • Roku 3
  • Roku Premiere +
  • Roku Ultra
  • Roku TV
  • Roku 4k TV
  • Roku Streaming Stick +

If you own any of these models, you can follow the steps above and watch Amazon Prime on Roku.

Note that the Amazon Prime Video app doesn’t work on older Roku models, including Roku 1, some Roku 2 models, and Roku 4 models. So, you won’t be able to watch the app on these models directly. Either way, you can mirror the screen of your Android or iOS device and stream Amazon Prime Video on Roku using the screen mirroring feature.

Related: Watch Netflix on Roku

Are There 4K Streaming Options for Prime Video on Roku?


The experience of watching videos in 4K is exceptional! Fortunately, Amazon Prime Video has an excellent collection of movies and shows in 4K. So, if you have a compatible TV and Roku player, you can watch all the Amazon Prime Video content in 4K.

Roku players that support 4K streaming include Roku Ultra, Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+, and Roku 4K TV. You can stream up to 1080p (HD) quality on other models, which is still a good deal.

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