How To Add and Connect Amazon Prime Video Channel to Roku Devices

Adding the Amazon Prime Video channel to your Roku device is a straightforward process that allows you to access a vast library of movies, TV shows, and more. As someone who uses Roku daily and Amazon Prime Video weekly, I will provide a step-by-step guide on installing the channel, activating your account, and watching content.


Before adding the Amazon Prime Video channel, ensure that:

  • You have an active Roku device connected to your TV. Some older Roku models [no longer support Prime Video app updates](Search results[2]), so you may need to upgrade.
  • Your Roku device is connected to the internet via WiFi or ethernet.
  • You have an Amazon account with an active Prime Video subscription.

Install the Amazon Prime Video Channel

Follow these steps to install the channel on your Roku device:

  1. On your Roku home screen, navigate to “Streaming Channels” and select “Search Channels”.
  2. Use the on-screen keyboard to search for “Amazon Prime Video”.
  3. Select the “Amazon Prime Video” channel from the search results.
  4. Choose “Add Channel” to begin the installation process.
  5. Wait for the installation to finish. You will receive a confirmation message when complete.

The Amazon Prime Video channel will now appear on your Roku home screen.

Activate Your Amazon Account

To start watching, you need to activate the channel using your Amazon account:

  1. Launch the Amazon Prime Video channel on your Roku device.
  2. Select “Sign In” and enter your account credentials to log in.
    • Alternatively, select “Register on Amazon Website” to activate using an activation code.
  3. Browse through recommendations and original content or use search to find movies and shows.

Once your Roku device is linked to your Prime account, you can access your full Prime Video library.

Watching Movies and TV Shows

The Amazon Prime Video channel makes finding and watching content easy:

  • Browse personalized recommendations on the home screen.
  • Use search to find titles or browse Prime Video categories.
  • Add titles to your Watchlist to easily pick up where you left off.
  • Filter searches and recommendations for included content or rentals/purchases.
  • Manage profiles and parental controls under settings.

With your Roku device connected, you can stream thousands of titles in up to 4K HDR quality.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter issues installing or activating Prime Video, try the following:

  • Reboot both your Roku device and WiFi router.
  • Ensure your Roku and Amazon account credentials are correct.
  • Check if your Roku model [still supports](Search results[2]) Prime Video app updates. Older devices may need to be upgraded.
  • Remove and re-add the Prime Video channel.
  • Double check internet connectivity on your Roku device.

Why Add Prime Video to Your Roku?

Here are some of the top reasons to connect your Prime Video subscription to a Roku device:

Stream Exclusive Originals – Watch award-winning Amazon Originals like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Boys, The Expanse and more.

Enjoy New Theater Releases – Get early access to movies right after their theatrical release like Coming 2 America and Without Remorse.

Stream on Your TV – Easily watch your included Prime Video library on your television via Roku instead of a tablet or computer.

Use One Interface – Browse all of your streaming channels including Netflix, Hulu, etc. from one simple Roku interface.

Adding Prime Video helps round out your Roku streaming experience with thousands of shows, movies, and more entertainment options.

Final Thoughts

Connecting Amazon Prime Video to your Roku device opens up a world of on-demand entertainment to stream right on your TV. With just a few steps, you can install the app, activate your account, and immediately dive into watching your favorite movies and shows.

Roku devices provide a smooth streaming platform to watch Prime Video, along with the ability to consolidate all of your streaming channels into one place. Combining the strengths of Roku and Amazon Prime grants you an exceptional cord-cutting experience.

So pick up that Roku remote and add Prime Video today! Let me know in the comments if you have any other questions.