Updated on July 3, 2023
If your streaming device doesn't come with Amazon Appstore nor compatible with Amazon Prime Video app, it is still feasible to stream with your Prime Video account. To help out Amazon subscribers, this post provides a detailed guide on how to watch Amazon Prime Video on streaming devices using Kodi media player.
Amazon Prime Video has proven itself to be one of the better premium VOD (video-on-demand) services these days for watching plentiful latest movies, TV shows, originals, live events and live channels. But it's still on halfway delivering cross-platform viewing enjoyment.
If you're using a desktop PC or laptop, you can effortlessly stream anything you want from Prime Video with ease by navigating to Amazon Prime Video website.
When it comes to streaming devices, things get a little bit trickier, it requires the compatibility of your streaming device with Amazon Prime Video app, mostly in Amazon Appstore, to watch amazon prime video. Those who don't have a compatible device may have trouble benefiting from their Prime Video membership unless opting to install web browser apps, which is certainly not the best medium to enjoy videos.
It's not like being a Prime Video member necessarily means having budgets for Fire Stick or Fire TV. So, what if you want to watch Prime videos on a Prime-Video-incompatible TV box?
- The renowned Kodi media player is a good support to draw from.
Kodi media player is a free and open-source multiplatform media player program with the expertise in flexible customization and extending functionality with “Kodi add-ons”, which are essential apps on Kodi and have potential to scrape any media streams on the internet.
But it is not generating content where Kodi outsmarts Amazon Prime Video app. Kodi puts up a much better compatibility that it can be installed on practically any streaming devices, especially Android's.
Not only Kodi provide a handy approach for streaming devices to browse webpages with some practical browser addons, but there're also some great Kodi addons designed for Amazon members to watch Prime Video on Kodi compatible devices.
Amazon VOD, lately released on official Kodi forum, is the best addon we recommend for Amazon subscribed users to stream video from Amazon Prime Video on Kodi. It's an unofficial third-party addons developed and continuously maintained by Sandmann79 and Varstahl.
To watch Amazon Prime Video on Kodi, you need to install Amazon VOD addon on Kodi. You also need to have a Prime Video account to watch Prime videos safely and legally.
• The former Amazon addon (created by the same developers, latest version is 2.0.8) is now discontinued and we suggest you not to install or use.
• If you haven't installed Kodi yet, here are the Kodi installation guides for major platforms:
• This tutorial will show you how to install the latest version of Amazon VOD addon on Kodi. The latest version of Amazon VOD addon as of this writing is 0.8.5.
Step 1. Navigate to
https://github.com/Sandmann79/xbmc/releases/tag/Repository with the browser on your device or download sandmann79s repository ZIP file for Leia from Github.
Place the repository ZIP download on the local storage of the device that you intend to install Amazon VOD addon.
You can also install Amazon VOD addon from SGKodi Repository, which is our acclaimed one of the best Kodi repositories in 2021.
Step 2. Launch Kodi. Click on Add-ons.
Step 3. Click the box icon from the upper-left side of the interface.
Step 4. Click Install from zip file.
Step 5. Then you can see the directory of your device local storage and other repository sources you added to Kodi (if you have). Locate the repository ZIP file download from the directory.
Step 6. Click on the ZIP file for sandmann79s repository.
Step 7. In a few seconds, a notification message will pop up on the upper-right side saying: Sandmann79s Repository Leia Addon installed.
Step 8. Click Install from repository from where you are.
Step 9. Find and click on Sandmann79s Repository Leia Addon.
Step 10. Click Video add-ons.
Step 11. Click Amazon VOD.
Step 12. Click Install from lower-right side.
Step 13. Click OK to install essential dependencies.
Step 14. In a few seconds, a notification message will pop up on the upper-right side saying: Amazon VOD add-on installed. Now Amazon VOD addon is fully installed on your Kodi, you can find it at Add-ons > Video add-ons.
Step 15. Now it's time to use Amazon VOD addon to watch videos from Prime Video. Launch Amazon VOD, a setting menu will pop up for you to fill in account info. You can also make customize configurations here later.
Step 16. Move the Cursor over Connection tab, and click on Sign In… on the right side. Later, you've be asked to enter Email address and password of your Amazon account and go thru Captcha (spaces are needed where blanks are present). Follow the instructions.
Step 17. After entering the OTP (One Time Password) sent to your email, you'll successfully sign in. And after that, it's time for Amazon videos.
Amazon VOD addon supports Prime Video account for Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, United States (referred to as amazon.TLDs or TLDs) and all the countries served by PrimeVideo.com.
Amazon VOD is compatible with Kodi 17 Krypton, Kodi 18 Leia and the future Kodi 19 Matrix.
All credits go to the two great developers.
Enjoy your videos!
A: Kodi is a free and open-source media player software application developed by the XBMC Foundation. Kodi features a sleek option buttons layout, easy to navigate GUI (Graphical User Interface), wide scope of video format supported, and smooth video playback performance and the specialty in serving as a media library for Kodi users to manage their media collection. The best part of Kodi is that the numerous versatile Kodi addons that capture online media streams, to provide users with gorgeous audiovisual content without cost.
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