Most of the Android Phone comes with Cast option i.e.; it allows you to mirror the content of your phone to TV or Chromecast or any DLNA device. However, for streaming service, it should be supported by the application. In this post, I will share how you can stream Prime Video on Fire TV Stick, Chromecast, and DLNA devices.
How to stream Prime Video on TV, Fire TV Stick, and Chromecast
Prime Videos App did not launch with this feature earlier, but now the app supports this feature. However, it is not as straight forward as Netflix. While you cannot mirror the whole app, you can stream any video.
- Launch the Prime Video App and navigate to the video you want to stream.
- Tap to open, and then click on Watch On option. If you cannot see the Watch On option, then click on the three vertical dot menu, and it will reveal the Watch on Option.
- Tap on it, and it will reveal the available devices on which you can stream the video.
- Tap on the device, and it will start streaming.
What you will love here is that the phone becomes an information center about the video. You can view the cast using the Xray feature of Prime Videos, Jump to scenes, learn more about characters, and so on. Apart from this, you have the option to pause, forward, stop, and switch episodes on the go.
I find this a lot better compared to Netflix streaming options, where only get options to control videos playback, manage subtitles, and so on.
Managing Casting Quality and Data Usage
You can also configure Cast Data Usage to save bandwidth. Under Stream and Download section of your profile, you can set data usage in between Balance, Unlimited, and Data Saver. However, it is applicable for Chromecast only.
How to download the video for the best streaming experience
Make sure to download Prime Video Series and Movies in high quality using a WiFi network on your phone. When you stream to those devices, your phone’s internet will not be used and will work even without an internet connection.