Amazon Prime Video is one of the best streaming applications available for smart TVs. It comes pre-installed on most smart TVs including Sony TV as well. With Amazon Prime Video on Sony Smart TV, you can stream hours of movies, TV shows, Amazon originals, documentaries, and much more on your TV. You need a Prime subscription to stream the content on your TV. With Prime membership, you can also get plenty of benefits in the Amazon online shopping app as well.
In general, the latest models of Sony Smart TV come with a pre-installed Amazon Prime Video app. If not, you can download the app easily as Sony Smart TVs are powered by Android OS and Google TV OS.
How to Install Amazon Prime Video on Sony Smart TV?
As mentioned earlier, Amazon Prime Video comes pre-installed on your TV. If the Prime app is not available, you can install it from the Google Play Store.
1. On the Home screen of your TV, Go to the Apps tab.
2. Go to the Search icon and enter Amazon Prime Video in it.
3. Prime Video along with other related apps will appear. Open the Amazon Prime Video app.
4. Click Install on the app info page.
The Amazon Prime Video app will get downloaded and installed on your Smart TV. You can now start streaming all your favorite videos by activating your account.
Activate the Amazon Video app
Once you have downloaded the app, you need to link the Amazon account you used to purchase your Prime membership. If you haven’t subscribed for Prime membership, visit primevideo.com and sign you for a prime account ($14.99/month and $139/year).
Launch the Amazon Video app and click on the Sign in and Start watching option.
The app will display an alpha-numeric code along with an activation link (primevideo.com/mytv).
By using a browser on your PC or mobile, visit the provided activation link and sign in to the account that you used to get Prime membership.
Once logged in, enter the activation code displayed on the TV screen and select Register Device.
Upon registering your Sony Smart TV, the Amazon Prime Video will load automatically to display the media contents.
Watch movies and TV shows on the Prime Video app
After activating the app, select a movie or TV show that you want to watch. Explore the categories to find the desired video with ease. You can use the search bar to find a movie. Once selected, click the Play icon to watch the movie. Depending on the speed of your internet connection, the quality of the video will vary.
If you want to download a media, tap the download icon instead of the play icon. Select a video quality (low, medium, and high) and save the media for offline streaming.
If your Sony Smart TV doesn’t run on Android TV or Google TV, you can use streaming devices like Chromecast, Roku, Firestick, and Apple TV to watch Prime video content. Using Chromecast, you can cast Amazon Prime videos from your smartphone or Windows device to Sony TV. At the same time, the other devices have a built-in app store to download the Amazon Prime Video app.
How to Fix Prime Video not working Issue on Sony Smart TV?
If the Prime Video app is not working on Sony Smart TV, then you can try the below troubleshooting methods to fix it.
- Uninstall and reinstall the app on your TV.
- Check the WiFi connectivity on your Sony Smart TV.
- Restart your Sony Smart TV.
- Check whether your Prime subscription is active.
- Reset your device.
By default, it comes preinstalled on your device. If you are not able to find it, you can install it from the Google Play Store.
No. You need a subscription to stream the content on your TV.
Yes, you can watch 4K content on your Sony Smart TV if your TV supports 4K resolution.