How to Change The Amazon Account Linked to Your Roku

If you want to change the Amazon account linked to your Roku device, there are a few simple steps you need to follow. This guide will walk you through the process to unlink your current Amazon account and link a new one.

Sign Out of Your Current Amazon Account

The first step is to sign out of your existing Amazon account on the Roku device:

  1. From the Roku home screen, open the Amazon Prime Video channel.
  2. Press the * button on your Roku remote to open the channel options menu.
  3. Select “Sign Out” and confirm to sign out of your Amazon account.

Once signed out, you will no longer have access to any of your previously purchased or rented content.

Factory Reset Your Roku

Before linking your Roku device to a new Amazon account, it’s best to do a factory reset. This will clear all data, unlink all accounts like Netflix or Hulu, and return the device to its original factory settings.

Here is how to factory reset your Roku:

  1. From the Roku home screen, go to Settings > System > Advanced System Settings > Factory Reset
  2. Enter the code provided on the screen and select OK to confirm the factory reset
  3. Your Roku will restart and you will have to set it up like new, including connecting to Wi-Fi and activating your device.

Link Your Roku to a New Amazon Account

Once your Roku has been reset to factory default settings, you can link it to a new Amazon account:

  1. On the Roku home screen, search for and select the Amazon Prime Video channel.
  2. Choose either “Register on the Amazon website” or “Sign in and start watching”
  3. If you choose the website option, your Roku will display a unique registration code that you enter on the Amazon website to link your device.
  4. If instead you choose to sign in directly, enter your new Amazon email and password to link your Roku.

And that’s it! Your Roku will now be linked to your new Amazon account, allowing you to access all of your Prime Video content. Just re-download any channels, re-enter login details, and customize your Roku settings to your preferences.

Tips for Changing Amazon Accounts on Roku

Here are some additional tips when changing the Amazon account linked to your Roku:

  • Note down any important channel subscriptions or settings before factory resetting your Roku device. This makes setting up your device much easier after the reset.
  • You can have multiple Amazon accounts on a single Roku device. Use the “Switch accounts” option to easily toggle between different accounts.
  • Always factory reset your Roku before selling or gifting it to someone else. This will unlink all personal accounts like Amazon and erase any saved payment information.
  • If you run into any issues getting Amazon Prime Video to work after changing accounts, try uninstalling and reinstalling the channel.

Changing the Amazon account linked to your Roku device is straightforward once you understand the steps. Sign out of your current account, factory reset your Roku, then link your device to the new Amazon account you want. You’ll then have access to all of your Prime Video content on your Roku player or smart TV.