How to View Photos using Amazon Photos on Roku

Amazon Photos on Roku

The Amazon Photos app is not officially available on Roku TV. But you can use the screen mirroring option to view all your photos from Amazon on your Roku. Amazon Photos offers 5GB of cloud storage for all their app users. You can sync the photos on all your devices and view them whenever possible. If you are a Prime user, you can also get additional benefits. If you are unsure how to use Amazon Photos on Roku, this article will be a perfect guide. By following this article, you will learn the possible ways to stream Amazon Photos on Roku.

How to View Amazon Photos on Roku

As mentioned, Amazon Photo hasn’t been officially released on the Channel Store. But there are alternative ways to view Amazon Photos on your Roku-connected TV.

You can screen mirror the Amazon photo app:

  • From Android
  • From iPhone/iPad

How to Cast Amazon Photos to Roku TV: Using Android

Before screen mirroring, you should enable screen mirroring on your Roku TV.

On Roku TV:

[1] Go to the Settings section on your Roku streaming device.

[2] Now, click on the Screen Mirroring option.

click on the Screen Mirroring option

[3] Select the Enable screen mirroring mode.

[4] Then, choose either the Prompt or Always Allow option.

Prompt or Always allow option.

On Android Phone:

[1]  Install the Amazon Photos app from the Play Store.

[2] Connect your Android smartphone and your Roku to the WiFi of the same internet connection.

[3] Go to the Notification Panel on the top of the screen.

[4] Click on the Cast option and select your Roku device.

Amazon Photos on Roku- tap on Cast option

[5] Now, open Amazon Photos on your smartphone, and it will appear on your TV screen.

How to AirPlay Amazon Photos on Roku: Using iPhone/iPad

To proceed with the AirPlay method, enable the AirPlay settings on your Roku device.

On Roku TV:

[1]  Click on the Settings option.

[2] Select the Apple AirPlay and HomeKit.

 Select the Apple AirPlay and HomeKit.

[3] Now, click on the AirPlay option and choose the Required Code.

[4] Then, choose the First Time Only option.

On iPhone:

[1] Download and install the Amazon Photos app from the App Store on your iPhone/iPad.

[2] Then, to the same WiFi connection, connect your iPhone/iPad device and Roku TV.

[3] Pull down the Control Centre on your iPhone or iPad.

[4] Tap the Screen Mirroring option and choose your Roku device.

Amazon Photos on Roku - select screen mirroring

[5] Enter the passcode that appears on your TV screen.

[6] Finally, launch the app and view the photos on your Roku-connected TV screen.

These are the two ways you can access Amazon Photos on your Roku TV. The auto-saved backup photos and albums can be shared via email, SMS, etc. Prime Members can search for photos using keywords, location, etc.

Features of Amazon Photos

  • It offers the feature to share the albums with another user with email, text messages, or dedicated links.
  • You can also search for specific photos with native photo recognition using AI-powered object recognition.
  • It allows you to sort the photos by location, date, or according to your customization.
  • You can send and react to photos with an in-built messenger feature on the mobile app.
  • It has automatic sync on iOS & Android app and scheduled backup on the desktop app.


Can I see Amazon Photos on Roku?

Yes. You can use the screen mirroring method to cast the Amazon photo to your Roku from an Android or iPhone/iPad.

Is Amazon Photos free with Amazon Prime?

Yes. It is a free service included with the Prime Video subscription.