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Google Chromecast and Amazon Prime

Google Chromecast

Google’s Chromecast has been all the rage lately.  The Chromecast was launched back in July of 2013 and was sold exclusively on the Google Play store.  The Chromecast is now available on Amazon.com for $35 and ships free with the economy shipping.  The Chromecast is a little dongle that plugs into the back of your TV and allows you to watch content from different apps on your TV.  You can control what is being cast to Chromecast via your Mobile device or through a plugin in your Chrome web browser on your PC.

Services that currently support Chromecast are the following:

  • Google Play Movies
  • Google Play Music
  • Pandora
  • Hulu Plus
  • HBO Go
  • YouTube
  • Vevo
  • Red Bull Tv
  • Songza
  • Plex
  • PostTV
  • Viki
  • RealPlayer Cloud

As you may have noticed, Amazon Instant Video is not on the list.  The question has been pondered many times as to whether or not Amazon will ever support the Chromecast.  As of right now, there are no news or rumors as to whether or not Chromecast will be supported.  Even though, there is no native way to cast Amazon Instant Videos to the Chromecast, you can still cast videos by casting your tab in Google Chrome.  Users that have done this state that you need to disable Silverlight and enable watching videos in Adobe Flash.  You may also need to lower the quality to 720p.  Even though this will not work as good as an app that natively supports casting to the Chromecast, it is one way to get your Amazon Instant videos on the big screen!

$35 on Amazon.com

Download Google Chrome here.

Download Google Chrome cast plugin here.

  • Wilma Josephs

    I’m having great difficulty streaming amazon prime using google chrome, can someone walk me through it, I must be missing a step.

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    Its not ur bandwidth tv settings or internet connection when it lags caating is a direct signal from thw phone to the Chromecast the closer the phone is to the Chromecast the smoother the pictures will get so i sit my phone directly by the chromecast only down fall is amazon doesn’t support continued play on all devices so u will have to keep going to ur phone to start shows