Watch Amazon Prime Video with - Amazon's video streaming Prime Video is the main global rival to Netflix, and like its peer it offers TV shows and movies to watch instantly on an internet-connected device.

Amazon invests fortunes in original TV content, and also covers sports exclusive to the platform, so you need a subscription to access them. If you want to watch those or any of the thousands of other programmes or films, this is all that you need to know - including how to get it on your TV.

What is Amazon Prime Video and how much does it cost?

Prime Video is the name given to Amazon's TV show and movie streaming application and service available on multiple devices. It comprises two elements: there are thousands of films and TV box-sets to rent or purchase digitally, which you pay for on an ad hoc basis; there is also Amazon Prime Video, a subscription service that offers thousands of other TV shows and movies to watch as part of Prime membership.

Prime content is clearly marked as such, and much of the TV programming available is homegrown. Amazon Originals is the name of the many series made by Amazon itself, plus localised exclusives, such as Vikings and Mr Robot, that might be screened on TV in the US but are first available to Prime members in the UK, for example.

You can either gain access to Prime Video through an Amazon Prime membership, which costs $119 (or £79 in the UK) a year or $12.99 (£7.99) a month. Or can pay $8.99 a month (£5.99) in the UK for just Prime Video access. A 30-day trial of Amazon Prime is available for new users.

How to watch Amazon Prime Video on a set-top box or streaming stick?

Prime Video apps are also available for a selection of set-top boxes and this is generally the cheapest an easiest way to watch Amazon Video on your TV.

Amazon's own streaming devices - the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Cube - have access hardbaked into their operating systems, so you see the content as part of the home screen menus and search results. They are compatible with Alexa and offer a direct route to Amazon content. Primevideo can be activated easily from using primevideo mytv activation code.

Amazon Prime Video is also available on common streaming sticks and boxes:

    Apple TV

    Roku devices

    Google Chromecast

    Nvidia Shield

    BT TV set-top box

    Virgin Media TiVO

How to activate Primevideo MYTV from

  1. Open the Amazon Prime Video app.
  2. Check out the option of register on the Amazon website ( and click on it.
  3. When you click on register a pop up will be displayed on your screen this is Amazon Prime Verification code.
  4. Copy this enter code on your notepad and now move towards URL in your browser.
  5. Now submit your details into your Amazon Prime account.
  6. Paste the Amazon mytv code in the place which reads Amazon Prime verification code.
  7. Confirm the code and if it says correct click on registering device. You have completed all steps now Amazon Prime videos are ready on your TV.

Does Amazon Video offer downloads?

Rentals and purchases through Prime Video can be downloaded, as well as a lot of the subscription covered content on Amazon Prime Video.

Just head to the content you want to download on a mobile device and hit the download button.