Amazon offers an extensive catalogue of media content including thousands of movies and episodes from TV shows produced by top networks like HBO that you can buy or rent online. With Amazon Instant Video you can also get unlimited streaming of a vast selection of titles that you can watch on your Kindle Fire HD, Amazon Fire TV, as well as smartphones, smart TVs and game consoles. You can access the content you buy or rent through Your Video Library, so you can watch it whenever you want and while you are on the go. For Amazon Prime members, there are additional benefits such as the chance to enjoy the latest seasons of popular TV shows for no extra cost. Amazon Prime also offers other options such as access Prime Instant Video and music as well as to the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library, where you can read over 300000 books for free.
If you have a subscription to Amazon Prime and you want to enjoy content on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch you can, thanks to a recent update to the Amazon Instant Video app for iOS, which now supports AirPlay. With AirPlay, you can watch content from your mobile device in your TV screen. This means that with the new update to Amazon’s app, if you have an Apple TV you will be able to access a wide range of TV shows and movies from Amazon Instant Video. Another enhancements to the app include faster performance and in-built access to the IMDb database to view information about your films and TV series without accessing another application. In order to watch movies and videos from Amazon Instant Video on your TV screen with Apple TV you can follow the below methods. Keep in mind that you will require iOS 6 or up for both of them. These are the steps when using AirPlay:
1. Get the Prime Instant Video app available from Apple’s App Store. This will allow you to watch movies that you have rented through Amazon’s service and your favourite videos on your TV screen. You can download the app on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
2. Log in using your Amazon Prime subscription ID and search for the TV series or movie you want to watch. You can also browse through their catalogue to view all your options.
3. Select the movie/ TV show and start it, click on the AirPlay icon that appears in the lower right side and choose Apple TV. Now you will be able to watch the content directly on your HDTV screen.
If AirPlay doesn’t seem to be responding, you can try using an HDMI-out cable and preferably an Apple Digital AV Adapter. This will work better when you need to pull larger videos. Follow the same initial steps as above (download the Amazon Prime Instant Video app, sign in with your Amazon subscription ID and select the content you want to watch) and then plug in your AV adapter and connect it to your TV using a HDMI cable. This way you can connect your device to enjoy your favourite TV shows and movies on a larger screen.