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How to Watch Amazon Prime on a Vizio Smart TV

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How to Watch Amazon Prime on a Vizio Smart TV

Key Points

  • You can watch Amazon Prime on Vizio smart TVs by pressing the Amazon Prime button on the remote control.
  • If your remote doesn’t have an Amazon Prime button, you can access Prime on Vizio smart TVs by opening SmartCast, locating the Prime app, and signing in with your Prime account.
  • You can also watch Amazon Prime on Vizio smart TVs using mobile devices by casting from Android or iOS devices.
  • Amazon Prime on Vizio smart TVs has limited settings, but offers access to sections for the Store, Live TV, and Freevee.

You can find thousands of shows and movies to consume through Amazon Prime, and the service is available on almost every device with streaming capabilities. That includes smart TVs from Vizio, where the channel had its own button for years. If you want to watch Amazon Prime on a Vizio smart TV, the method depends on the model. We’ll cover all the ways you can access the streaming channel on your TV and tell you what to expect from Prime on Vizio.

How to Watch Amazon Prime on a Vizio Smart TV

Smart TVs are designed for media streamers, whether you prefer built-in apps or love to load up movies on an SD card. They provide users with multiple ways to consume their favorite content, and it’s easy to access Amazon Prime on the company’s TV sets.

If you have an older model, you can watch Amazon Prime on Vizio by simply pressing the Amazon Prime button on your remote control. It’s been a staple on the company’s TV sets for years, although that changed recently thanks to complaints from Walmart. The company owns Vudu and didn’t like the Prime button on TVs sold in their stores, despite the fact many Vizio remotes have a Vudu button.

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You may still have an Amazon Prime button on your remote for direct access.

Button-gate aside, the Prime app is still available on Vizio TVs. You can fire up Prime if you have a media streamer connected to your Vizio TV set. It’s a workaround millions of people use alongside components with streaming capabilities like Blu-Ray players and audio equipment.

How to Watch Amazon Prime on a Vizio Smart TV with the App

If you’re remote doesn’t have an Amazon Prime button, have no fear. You can access Prime on any Vizio smart TV using three simple steps.

1. Open SmartCast

Turn on the TV and open SmartCast by pressing the Vizio button on your remote control. If you’re not familiar with the button, it’s typically in the middle of the remote and marked by a large V.

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You can access SmartCast with the Vizio button on your remote.

2. Locate the Prime App

From Vizio’s Home Screen, you can scroll through the app list until you see Prime Video and select it to start the app.

Scroll until you find the Prime Video app on your TV.

3. Sign In with Prime

If this is your first time using Prime, you’ll need to log in by choosing one of the methods on the screen. You only have to do this once unless you have an issue with your router or TV settings down the line.

Once you sign into Prime you’re ready to roll.

While the Amazon Prime app should be easy to find on Vizio smart TVs, there’s a chance it may not appear on your list initially. If you’re having trouble finding the app or want to lock it in as a favorite, go to the Apps tab on the left side of your Home Screen. From here, you can use the search function to find the Prime Vizio app and add it to your Home Screen for easy access.

How to Watch Amazon Prime on a Vizio Smart TV with Mobile Devices

Amazon Prime, like most streaming apps, is available to cast from mobile devices. That includes smartphones and tablets that run Android or iOS. Vizio smart TVs have built-in casting capabilities, so streaming is only a few clicks away.

If you want to use Google Cast from an Android device to watch Max on a Vizio smart TV, just download the app, sign in, and tap to open. At the top of the screen, you’ll see a “cast” icon. Press it and then select your Vizio TV from the list of devices.

You can cast Prime directly from a smartphone or tablet with the Prime Video app.

If you’re using an iPhone or iPad, you can still use Vizio’s Google Cast with the streaming button. Alternatively, Apple’s AirPlay is also an option if you prefer to stick to the Cupertino company’s streaming system.

Features with Amazon Prime on Vizio Smart TVs 

Amazon Prime doesn’t have as many settings to tweak as other streaming apps. When you dive under the hood, you can set a default language, but that’s it. Everything is tied to your Amazon Prime account with Prime Video. That means it’s ready to go once you sync up your account.

If you’ve never experienced the Prime Video app, you’re in for a treat. While it can seem a bit overwhelming, there are hubs to allow for direct access to sections for the Store, Live TV, and Freevee. Freevee is one of the only things you can watch on the Amazon Prime app without a Prime subscription.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people can watch Prime Video at once?

Three, although only two people can watch the same content at once.

Is there a way to watch Amazon Prime on Vizio for free?

Amazon frequently offers limited free trials of Prime.

Do all Vizio TVs have the Prime Video app?

Yes, it’s one of the most popular streaming apps and something you can find on any smart TV from Vizio.

Is Prime Music included with Amazon Prime?

Prime Music is free if you have a Prime membership, but their premium service is an add-on called Amazon Music Unlimited.

Is there a Freevee app for Vizio?

While you can access Freevee through their mobile app or Amazon Prime, they do not have a dedicated Vizio app at this time.

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