Why is the cast button not showing on Amazon Prime?

Answered by Ricardo McCardle

Unfortunately, as of now, the Amazon Prime Video app for desktops does not have a built-in cast button like its mobile counterpart. This means that you won’t find a direct option to cast videos from the app to your TV or other devices. However, there is still a way to cast Amazon Prime videos from your desktop using the Google Chrome browser.

Here’s how you can do it:

1. First, make sure you have the Google Chrome browser installed on your computer. If you don’t have it, you can download and install it from the official Google Chrome website.

2. Once you have Google Chrome installed, launch the browser by clicking on its icon.

3. Next, navigate to the Amazon Prime Video website and log in to your account using your credentials.

4. Find the video you want to watch and start playback. The video should now be playing within the Google Chrome browser.

5. Now, to cast the video to your TV or other devices, click on the three-dot menu icon located at the top-right corner of the Google Chrome browser window.

6. From the dropdown menu, hover your mouse over the “Cast” option. This will open a submenu with available casting devices on your network.

7. If your TV or streaming device is compatible with Google Chromecast, it should appear in the list of available devices. Click on the name of your device to start casting.

8. After selecting your casting device, the Amazon Prime Video playback will be mirrored on your TV or other cast-enabled device.

It’s important to note that this method relies on the casting capabilities of the Google Chrome browser and your specific casting device. Therefore, make sure your casting device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your computer for it to be detected by the browser.

Using this workaround, you can enjoy your favorite Amazon Prime Video content on a bigger screen by casting it from your desktop.