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How to set up Amazon Prime Video | A step-by-step guide

Register for Prime Video with only a few clicks.

You don't need to be a tech whiz to enjoy everything Amazon Prime Video has to offer. Our comprehensive set-up guide has you covered. Follow the steps below and you'll quickly be able to binge-watch your day away.

Step 1. Make sure you have a compatible device

Amazon Prime Video comes with great device compatibility, but it's always best to double-check before signing up to make sure you'll be able to stream content on your preferred gadget. Here are all the devices that work with Prime Video in Australia:

  • Computers (PC & Mac)
  • Mobile devices
  • Fire TV
  • Selected smart TVs (Samsung, Sony, LG, Panasonic, Hisense and so on)
  • Selected blu-ray players (LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony)
  • PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
  • Chromecast
  • Telstra TV
  • Apple TV
  • Foxtel iQ boxes
  • NVIDIA Shield
  • Xiaomi streaming devices
  • Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S

Step 2. Visit the Prime Video website

Head to the Amazon Prime Video official website. Your screen should look something like this:

Amazon Prime Video home webpage

Prime Video is free with an Amazon Prime subscription. If you already signed up for one, click on Prime Member? Sign In and take it from there. Otherwise, click on Start your 30-day free trial.

Step 3. Create your Prime Video account

In the next screen, you will be prompted to sign in to your Amazon account with your email and password. If you already have an account, enter your information, follow the on-screen prompts to start your free trial and enjoy.

New to Amazon? Click on Create your Amazon account. Then, enter your name and email, and select a password you will use to access your account. Click Continue. Next, enter your payment details. Amazon accepts all major credit and debit cards.

Don't worry, you won't be billed until your free one-month trial is over. After that, Amazon Prime is $6.99/month. Besides access to Prime Video, you also get exciting Prime perks like expedited shipping on Prime-eligible items, free international shipping, as well as access to Prime Reading and Twitch, among others.

Finally, review your account information, payment details and selected plan on the confirmation screen. Select Confirm to complete sign up. That's about it.

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Step 4. Set up Amazon Prime Video

To take full advantage of Prime Video, take the time to set up the app on your devices. Here's how:

Step 5. Start browsing Prime Video

While the content library is more limited than the US, Prime Video does offer a fun mix of TV shows and movies with original productions like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Jack Ryan, The Boys and The Wheel of Time definitely worth a binge. The platform also enables you to download titles to watch offline, so you can enjoy shows and movies on mobile devices while on the go.

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