Amazon Prime Video player in Mac

How to Watch Amazon Prime on Apple TV Using a Mac

There are, technically, two ways to watch Amazon Prime on your Apple TV using a Mac. One way is notably easier than the other and we’ll describe this method in full detail below. If you’re streaming Amazon Prime from a Mac to your Apple TV, the easiest way is to, once again, using AirPlay. However, you can also acquire a couple different cables and do it the old-fashioned HDMI way. Here’s how to Watch Amazon Prime on Apple TV using your Mac with AirPlay:

  • Open your preferred browser on your Mac. Naviagate to Amazon.com and log-in with your Amazon Prime account information.
  • Navigate to Amazon Video and find the show or movie you want to watch.
  • There are two ways to AirPlay Amazon Prime to your Apple TV from here:
  • ​Open Preferences on Mac, tap Displays, and select your Apple TV from the AirPlay Display drop down list near the bottom.

Amazon Prime is much more than a streaming video service. Subscribers to Prime get a bunch of great benefits, which include free, two-day shipping on many items, as well as free ebooks, music, and videos. But Amazon Prime lacking an Apple TV Amazon Video app was a glaring absence. Apple recently launched cross-app voice search, using the Siri remote for Apple TV. This allows a user to say “play Star Trek”, and the Apple TV will do the work of finding Star Trek movies and shows regardless of which app or service is required. If a desired movie or show was on Amazon Video, though, the search feature wouldn’t find it. But those days are over, now that we can download the official Amazon Prime Video app:

Another option is to use an HDMI cable. Of course, depending on the Mac you own, you’ll also need an adapter for the HDMI cable. I recommend looking at the available ports on your Mac, then visiting Amazon or Apple online to find an adapter that will fit a port on your Mac and has a place to plug in an HDMI cable (or is an HDMI cable with built-in adapter). This may take a little bit of time to figure out just what you need, but if AirPlay isn’t working for you, this is a great option.

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