Amazon Prime Video city: how it works

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Amazon Prime Video: city prices

Amazon Prime Video is included in the Amazon Prime subscription. This means that no further disbursement needs to be made, apart from i € 36 per year or € 3,99 monthly necessary to keep the subscription to Amazon Prime active.

In case you have never heard of it, Amazon Prime is an Amazon service that allows you to have free deliveries in one day on over 1 million products, gives early access to lightning offers and much more. New customers can try it out free for 30 days, thus also gaining access to Prime Video. At the end of the trial period there is no obligation to renew.



Amazon Prime: requirements and compatible devices

Amazon Prime Video is compatible with a wide range of devices. From computer is accessible from all browsers that have HTML5 technology support: Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer (from version 11 onwards). You can, therefore, take advantage of the viewing of Prime Video contents on Windows, macOS, Linux and ChromeOS.

Within mobile the service is available as an app for Android devices, iPhones / iPads and Kindle Fire tablets, where you can also download content locally to watch it offline.

Another important thing to point out is that the Prime Video app for Android and iOS also offers support for chromecast, the Google dongle that allows you to send content to the TV wirelessly: I told you about it in more detail in this guide of mine.

Furthermore, on iOS there is support for AirPlay: a system that allows you to project the contents recalled in Prime Video on iPhone and iPad to Apple TV. Alternatively, you can buy Amazon's Fire TV Stick, to enjoy Prime Video content on your TV without going through a smartphone or tablet.



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As for purely “living room” devices, Prime Video is available as an application on several models of Smart TV LG, Sony and Samsung, just to give you some examples, come on Apple TV and PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One e NVIDIA Shield.

In addition, support has also been enabled on devices Echo with Amazon screen and on devices from Sky, such as the Sky Q decoder and NOW TV Smart Stick. It should be noted that it is possible to access the service using the maximum 3 devices simultaneously.

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The requirements relating to the Internet connection speed are in line with those of other video streaming services: to watch videos in standard definition just a connection to 900 Kbits / sec, for those in High Definition a connection of at least 3.5 Mbits / sec, while to access the contents in 4K / UltraHD you have to use a connection of at least 15 Mbits / sec.

How to sign up for Amazon Prime Video

Now let's get down to business and see how Amazon Prime Video city works more closely. As already mentioned above, to access the service it is necessary to have an Amazon account and an active Amazon Prime subscription.

If you have not done so yet, then connected to the Amazon Prime page, click on the button Sign up and use it for free for 30 days, log in to your Amazon account and fill out the forms proposed to you to activate your subscription to Amazon Prime.



Amazon Prime membership can be tried free for 30 days without any obligation to renew. This means that you can also access Amazon Prime Video for 30 days for free. At the end of the trial period, the renewal of the subscription is done automatically at the price of 36 € / year o 3,99 € / month. If you want to prevent this from happening, go to your Amazon account settings and disable the automatic renewal option: you will find explained in detail how to do it in my tutorial on how to cancel Amazon Prime. It should be noted that students can enjoy a dedicated promotion to get Prime at half price and with an initial trial of 3 months. More info here.

If you don't have an Amazon account yet and want more information on how to create one, check out my guide on how to register on Amazon, where you can find all the information you need. If, on the other hand, you want to learn more about the Amazon Prime registration procedures, you can follow the advice I gave you in this guide of mine dedicated to the topic.

How to use Amazon Prime Video

Once your Amazon Prime subscription is activated, connected to the Amazon Prime Video home page and click on the item Log in located at the top right. Then log in with your Amazon account and you will find yourself in front of the Prime Video home screen.

To find out immediately what content to watch, you have the cards available TV Series, Videos e Sport, located at the top left. In the sections where you are postponed, you can watch TV series or films in in your languagen or original language, browsing the different categories proposed, or watch some sporting events, such as some matches (16 in total) exclusively for the Champions League.



For example, by going to the section Videos, you can find a wide selection of films divided by film genre: for example, Action and adventureComedy, Dramatic and so on. There search bar placed at the top right, however, allows you to easily find any type of content, if you already know the title.

Most of the products available on Prime Video are in in your languagen, but some may only be available in the original language. You must know, in fact, that some contents are published by Amazon in the city in preview without the dubbing in in your languagen, but with support for subtitles in the language of the Bel Paese.

If, however, you want to check if a film or series includes the in your languagen language, click on its cover image and consult the list of those available under the items Audio languages e Subtitles.

Now, to start watching a movie or an episode of a TV series, all you have to do is click on its image of cover and press the ▶ ︎ button on the page that opens.

When playback has started, you can select your preferences for subtitles and audio tracks by pressing theicon of comic located at the top right. By pressing theicona dell'ingranaggioinstead, you can manually select the quality of the stream (Good, Superior or Excellent). THE'icon with two arrows allows you to activate the full screen view, while that of thespeaker hides the volume control bar. Below are the classic playback controls with the video time bar.

I also point out that by clicking on the item More details, located at the top left, you can view a series of advanced information on the content that is playing: actors, songs from the soundtrack or curiosities.

As in all the most famous video streaming services, even in Amazon Prime Video, when you stop watching a content, you can then resume it from the point where you left it, regardless of the device you are using.

Also there is a handy feature, called Video List, which allows you to quickly archive all the content to watch. To add content to this list, just move the mouse pointer over its cover image and click the button Add to Video List, in the box that is shown next to you. To access the list of saved contents, instead, just click on theicona dell'omino, located at the top right, and select the item My Video List, from the menu that opens.

To manage your account preferences, change the appearance of subtitles and adjust other settings related to playing content on Amazon Prime video, click on theicon of'little man, located at the top right, and select the item Accounts and settings, from the menu you see.

On the page that is shown to you, select the tab Playback, to activate or deactivate the autoplay of the videos, the tab parental control, to manage restrictions related to content not suitable for minors, or the tab Subtitles, to change the appearance of subtitles to be displayed in videos.

In the tabs Your account e Your devices you can manage, respectively, the details of your Amazon account and the list of devices associated with it.

Finally, I point out that on Prime Video there is a feature called Video Party, accessible in the tab of the content to be viewed through the appropriate button, which allows you to start a streaming session with other subscribers (up to 100), for viewing simultaneously with the possibility of commenting. I told you about this tool in my guide dedicated to the subject.

How to download from Amazon Prime Video

As mentioned above, you can download movies and TV series from Amazon Prime Video using the official app of the service for smartphones and tablets. This allows you to save SIM data traffic and watch your favorite content in offline mode.

To download a movie or TV series from the app Prime Video, all you have to do is select the latter and press the button Download, present in the content tab. If it is a TV series, you have to press the download button related to the episode of your interest.

When the download is complete, to view the content downloaded locally with Amazon Prime Video, select the tab Download, below, which presents thedown arrow icon; then tap the ▶ ︎ button above the thumbnail of the content to be played.

To delete previously downloaded content, click on the button Modification, at the top, in the tab Download, and put a check mark next to the one you want to delete, then pressing the key Delete placed at the bottom.

If you want to adjust the quality of the videos to download from Amazon Prime Video or you want to enable the possibility of downloading under data network (3G / 4G), go to the app settings and press on the item Streaming e download. If you do not know how to go to the Prime Video settings, know that just press on theicon with l'ingranaggio lower left.

In the screen that opens, tap on the item Download quality, to set the default quality of videos to download offline, ranging from that Maximum to that Data saving. In addition, turn the option on or off Download only with Wi-Fi connection, depending on whether you want to prevent or allow the download of content over the data network.

I also point out that in the menu Streaming & Download of the Prime Video app you can adjust the streaming quality and the ability to watch content under 3G / 4G network.

How to disable Amazon Prime Video

As I have already told you previously, in the city Amazon Prime Video is part of the subscription Amazon Prime. This means that, if you want to cancel your subscription to the service, you have to cancel the rest of the Prime package which, as already mentioned, includes free deliveries in one day on over 1 million products, preview access to lightning offers and much more.

If you want to forgo these benefits, find out how in my tutorial on how to cancel Amazon Prime.

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