A Friendly Guide to Activating Amazon Prime Video

Hello readers! Have you recently signed up for Amazon Prime and want to start watching videos on your devices? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

Activating Prime Video is easy when you follow this simple guide. I’ll walk you through the steps and provide some handy tips along the way.

What is Prime Video?

For those new to Prime, Amazon Prime Video is a streaming service included with your Prime membership. It gives you access to popular movies, TV shows, Amazon Originals, and more to watch instantly on compatible devices.

Some highlights of Prime Video:

  • Thousands of titles available to stream
  • Watch on smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, game consoles, and more
  • Download titles to watch offline
  • New Amazon Originals released regularly

Ready to get started? Let’s go activate your account!

Activate Prime Video in 3 Easy Steps

Activating Prime Video only takes a few minutes. Follow these three simple steps:

  1. Go to the Prime Video website – Open any browser on your computer or mobile device and visit www.primevideo.com/mytv.
  2. Enter your activation code – You’ll see a place to enter a 6 or 7 character activation code. This code should display right on your TV screen. Type that code into the website.
  3. Login and start watching! – Login using your Amazon account credentials. The Prime Video app icon will now appear on your TV. Open the app and browse titles to start streaming!

And that’s it! Three quick steps to activation bliss.

Where to Find Your Prime Video Activation Code

When you launch the Prime Video app on a compatible smart TV or mobile device for the first time, an activation code appears on screen.

The code typically displays in one of these places:

  • Top or bottom of the TV display
  • Popup notification
  • Main menu of the Prime Video app

If you don’t see the code right away, you may need to login to your Amazon account through the app first.

No matter where that pesky code is hiding, the primevideo.com/mytv website is where you need to enter it to finish activation.

Supported Devices for Streaming Prime Video

Once activated, Prime Video can be streamed across a variety of compatible devices. Most Amazon devices are supported, along with all major platforms like smartphones, game consoles and smart TVs.

Here is a partial list of supported devices:

  • Amazon Fire TV and Fire Tablets
  • iOS and Android phones and tablets
  • Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast
  • Smart TVs – LG, Samsung, VIZIO, etc.
  • XBOX One / Series X, PlayStation 4 / 5
  • Web browsers on PCs and Macs

And more! Essentially if a device can install apps and has an internet connection, you can likely enjoy Prime Video on it after activation.

For the full list of supported devices, visit the Prime Video Help page.

More Handy Amazon Prime Video Tips

Here are a few more tips and pointers for getting the most out of your Prime Video experience:

  • Download for offline viewing – Load up videos when connected to WiFi to watch on planes, trains rides, or other offline situations. Just look for the download icon.
  • Enable parental controls – Lock down access to mature content with a PIN to keep things kid-friendly.
  • Get 5.1 surround sound – Connect your devices properly to experience truly immersive audio.
  • Stream on multiple devices – No cable box required. Start on your phone, finish on the big screen!

Still Having Issues?

Hopefully this guide covered everything you need to know to activate Prime Video and start enjoying shows. But technology can still be finicky at times.

If you run into any other activation problems or issues streaming, be sure to visit Amazon’s Prime Video Help Center for troubleshooting.

The friendly support team is always happy to lend a hand!

So what are you waiting for? Activate Prime Video now to unlock thousands of titles ready for binge watching! Enjoy!

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