How to Watch Amazon Prime Video With Chromecast

How to Watch Amazon Prime Video on Chromecast

Amazon Prime has an excellent selection of movies, TV and Web series you can watch. (We’ve been keeping track of some of the best shows and movies they have on offer.) If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you should absolutely take advantage of Amazon Prime video streaming.

If you have a Google Chromecast you probably want to take advantage and watch Amazon Prime video on it. Let’s see what you need to do to make this happen.

First, you’ll need two things: the Google Chrome browser and a Prime account. We’ll talk about them and then get into how to make the two work together.

Google Chrome Browser

A majority of internet and web users already use the Google Chrome browser. You’ll need it to watch Amazon Prime video through your Google Chromecast device.

After you’ve downloaded the Google Chrome browser and installed it on your Mac, PC, or tablet, get ready to elevate your viewing pleasure to the next level. You’ll have even more streaming video choices as long as you also hold an Amazon Prime membership.

Amazon Prime Membership

As an Amazon Prime subscriber, you have access to more than just two-day Prime shipping. The other perks that come with an Amazon Prime subscription include unlimited streaming of Prime music, notification of deals before regular Amazon customers, and a pass to stream Amazon Prime video content.

Right now we’re talking about how you can stream Amazon Prime video, though, so let’s move on to that. Getting back on track, we were talking about how you can stream Amazon Prime video content to your Google Chromecast.

Stream Amazon Prime Video to Your Google Chromecast Device

All right: so you’ve got the Google Chrome browser and you’ve got an Amazon Prime subscription. Here are the steps to stream Amazon video to your Chromecast device.

  1. Open your Chrome browser and navigate to your Amazon Prime account at
  2. Click on the “Prime” drop-down arrow and go down to “Watch.”                               Amazon prime Watch
  3. Unless you’ve already created a “watch list,” browse the shows and movies until you find something you’d like to watch. Then, select it. (We’ll be watching Orphan Black here, because I’m writing the article so I get to choose.)Amazon Prime Videos
  4. The video you’ve selected will start playing in your Chrome browser. Go ahead and pause it for a minute. Now we need to get it cast through your Chromecast device.
  5. In the upper right-hand side of the Chrome browser, you’ll see the Chromecast icon.  Google Cast
  6. Click on the Chromecast icon and select your Google Chromecast device from the list. Then choose “Cast tab” from the “Cast to” drop-down menu. Choose Chrome cast DeviceCast Tab
  7. Now you should see your Amazon Prime video displayed on your TV screen (or whatever screen you chose for your Chromecast device).           Amazon Prime Chromecast

In the most recent releases of the Google Chrome browser, Google Chromecast castability has been built into the browser. That means you no longer need to download the Google Cast extension in order to use Chromecast. Just download or update to the most current version of the Google Chrome browser and you’ll be set to go.

You can either mirror your desktop or the Chrome browser tab as well. In the walkthrough above, we’re only casting the tab. That way the Amazon Prime video is output on our entire TV screen. This also allows us to minimize the Chrome browser window and keep doing work on our computer while we watch Orphan Black on the TV, cast from Amazon Prime video on our computer through Google Chromecast.

There you have it. You can now enjoy streaming your Amazon Prime videos by casting them directly to your Google Chromecast device. Enjoy!

Posted by Heather on August 26, 2016

9 thoughts on “How to Watch Amazon Prime Video With Chromecast”


November 11, 2016 at 2:55 pm

I don’t have a problem with casting from my computer. What I’m trying to achieve is casting from iPhone.



January 22, 2017 at 1:01 pm

Aren’t we ALL! THIS IS BS!


vikki true

November 25, 2016 at 5:46 pm

thank you for this! Been trying since I got Google Chrome a few years ago and Amazon did not play well in somebody else’s sandbox. It still chokes often but at least it casts now.



December 18, 2016 at 11:33 am

Hi. I first tried the Amazon Prime app on my iPad. Won’t work with Chromcast. Even after deleting the app, when I use the steps you include above it tries to open the app. Any suggestions?



December 20, 2016 at 3:11 pm

I’ve tried using my own steps above to use Google Chrome browser to play Amazon Prime video and it also wants to use the Amazon Prime app instead. At this time I haven’t gotten a work around yet.


tracey moody

December 23, 2016 at 1:43 am

Lost chrome cast icon



December 26, 2016 at 12:03 pm

You can use the new Google cast app, now named Home, to mirror your phone screen directly to chromecast.


Susan Carter

January 17, 2017 at 11:21 pm

I am trying to cast a downloaded Amazon Video on my ipad mini to my TV using my Chromecast. There is no “cast” icon on the screen that I want to cast. My ipad mini is set up to cast, but it doesn’t look like I can cast the video that I already downloaded. Any help?


Sonia Vijay

March 20, 2017 at 9:34 pm

No chrome cast icon at all, unable to mirror iPhone on my Tv.


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