How to watch Amazon Prime Video on PS4: You are a happy owner of PlayStation 4 and you are having a lot of fun with the titles available on the famous Sony home console. At the same time you are also a great fan of films and TV series and, therefore, would like to take advantage of the PS4 to also enjoy all the content available on the various streaming platforms, first of all Amazon Prime Video, which you are looking at with some interest. Well, if that’s the case, know that you’ve come to the right place.
In fact, in this tutorial I will explain to you in detail how to watch Amazon Prime Video on PS4. In case you were wondering, I will address all the classic questions that are usually asked by those who want to take advantage of this service on the console and I will guide you step by step in solving the possible problems that can prevent starting, installing or using the app in question.
Obviously there will also be a way to talk about the Prime Video offer. In short, I will essentially examine the subject at 360 degrees. I would say, therefore, to put the gossip aside and go straight to the point. All you have to do is get comfortable and follow the quick instructions below. Having said that, there is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and good viewing!
Before going into the details of the procedure on how to watch Amazon Prime Video on PS4I think you might be interested in learning more about this possibility.
Well, Prime Video is the streaming service Of Amazon. It is accessible from various platforms: from computers to mobile devices to consoles (like your PlayStation 4). One of its greatest strengths is the fact that is included in Amazon Prime: just to be clear, I am referring to that subscription that allows you to obtain various benefits, including free shipping in one day on many products.
Amazon Prime costs 36 euros per year or 4.99 euros per month. For university students it is also available Prime Studentwhich instead costs 16 euros per year. In the case of the standard subscription there is one 30 day free trialwhile for Prime Student the free period extends to 3 months. For more details, I recommend that you check out my tutorial on how to sign up for Amazon Prime.
Having said that, I’d say analyze the Amazon Prime Video catalog. The latter includes highly successful films and TV series, but many believe that one of its greatest strengths is its productions. Amazon Original. In fact, similar to what happens on Netflix, the platform of the e-commerce giant also offers original content really noteworthy.
To give you some concrete examples, there is fun The Grand Tour, TV series starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May (or the historical hosts of Top Gear). Another content that should not be underestimated is the superhero series The Boys. Another appreciated aspect is the customization carried out from country to country: for example, in Italy we have original series like Celebrity Hunted: Manhunt and documentaries like Chiara Ferragni – Unposted.
Talking about bandwidth requirementsyou need to know that to watch videos in standard definition just a connection to 900 Kbits / secwhile for the contents in High Definition you must have a connection from at least 3.5 Mbits / sec. If, on the other hand, you want to aim for the maximum, or the 4K / Ultra HDyou need a connection for at least 15 Mbits / sec.
If you have no idea how good your network is, I recommend that you take a look at my tutorial on how to check your connection speed. If you find that you have a slow network, I invite you to consult my guide on how to improve the connection on PS4: it may come in handy.
For the rest, to take advantage of Amazon Prime Video on PS4 it is necessary to enable theHDCP, a digital rights management system that is usually required by the Sony console in order to properly launch streaming service applications. Generally, this option is already enabled by default, but some users disable it to operate non-HDCP compatible devices (for example, some capture cards cannot “capture” the video stream with HDCP enabled).
Well, in case you have deactivated HDCP, you will have to activate it by going to the path Settings> System and checking the box Enable HDCP. If you need more details on this system, I recommend that you consult the Sony’s official guidelines.
How to download Amazon Prime Video on PS4
After explaining the offer and the requirements to access Amazon Prime Video from PS4, I would say that you are almost ready to proceed with the installation of the official app of the service on PlayStation 4. I say almost because before downloading the application you have to configure how you have to the console.
In addition to enabling HDCP as explained above, you need to make sure the PS4 is connected to the Internet and have a PSN account associated, since to proceed you must log in to PlayStation Store, Sony’s official digital store where all games and applications are downloaded. You do not need, however, the PlayStation Plus subscription (that concerns online multiplayer).
To proceed e connect the PS4 to the Internetthen go to the toolbar present at the top of the PS4 main menu and press the button X controller icon Settings (the case). After that, go to the path Network> Configure Internet Connection and choose from the options Use Wi-Fi (to connect to a wireless network by entering the passkey) or Use a network (LAN) cable (to connect to the Internet via cable).
The system will perform a check your internet connection and, if everything has been done correctly, you should be able to go on the path Settings> Account Management and press the key X of the pad on the voice Log into PlayStation Networkin order to carry out the login to your PSN profile, or to create a new profile by clicking on the item New to PlayStation Network? Create an account and following the instructions on the screen.
These are relatively simple steps to complete, but if you have any doubts or need to be guided step by step, I invite you to check out my tutorial on how to access PlayStation Network.
Once logged into the PSN, go back to the main console menu and press the button X controller icon PlayStation Store (the shopping bag). Press, therefore, on the item Search for present at the top and type “Amazon prime video”. At this point, move to the right and select the application pane (where the service logo is on a white background).
After that, all you have to do is press the button Download and the system will automatically perform the download and theinstallation Amazon Prime Video app on the PS4.
Obviously, everything is free: do not be scared if you receive an e-mail message notifying you of the “purchase” of the application: the amount that you will be “charged” will be 0 euro.
How to watch Amazon Prime Video on PS4
Once the application is installed, it is finally time to use it. Well, the first thing you need to know is that the PlayStation 4 manages the multimedia apps differently from the others.
In fact, if you have gone to the main console menu, you will have already noticed that there is no icon related to Amazon Prime Video. Don’t worry – just press the button X of the pad above the frame TV and video and select Amazon Prime Video among the apps at the top.
Amazon Prime Video will greet you by asking you to log in with yours Amazon account or to register. Continue, therefore, by executing the logininserting email address And password of your profile. If, on the other hand, you don’t have an Amazon account with an active Prime subscription, I suggest you take a look at my tutorial on how to get Amazon Prime for free (via trial period).
Once you log into Prime Video from your PlayStation 4, you will immediately notice that theapp interface it is very similar to that present on other platforms, especially as regards Smart TVs. you can scroll the home with the directional arrows of the pad and access the page of a particular content with the button X. At the top there are all the cards appropriate, including function Search for (through which you can find any film, TV series or documentary) and the categories available.
Going down, however, there are some lines dedicated to various types of content, come on latest ai Amazon Original. Starting any content, the convenience will appear on the screen Prime Video player. It allows you to go back 10 seconds, to move on (done through the analogs), pause the content, scroll through it through the appropriate bar, choose the audio and subtitle language and get more information about the actors in a given scene via the X-Ray functionality. This is a very interesting peculiar feature, since it allows you to deepen the content you are watching.
In case you have children and do not want to show them unsuitable content for minors, I recommend that you set the Parental Control from the menu Settings, as the PlayStation 4 filter doesn’t work within the Prime Video app. Another thing I want to point out is the fact that the PS4 version of the app does not allow you to download content for offline viewing.
For the rest, a very interesting possibility, available starting from the beginning of 2020, is that of buy and rent content through the Prime Video Store. In this case, you don’t even need to set up a payment method tied to your PSN account, as your Amazon profile is used to pay. For more details on this feature, I recommend that you consult my guide on how to pay on Amazon.
Perfect, now you know the main possibilities related to the streaming service of Jeff Bezos’ company. In case you want deepen the topicI suggest you to consult my tutorial on how Amazon Prime Video works in Italy.
In case you have gods second thoughts and you no longer want to pay the subscription, what you have to do is cancel it by following my guide on how to deactivate Amazon Prime.