If you ever wanted to watch Amazon Prime on your Dish TV, you’ll know that this wasn’t an available service to Prime subscribers a few years ago.
But that has changed!
How is it possible to watch Amazon Prime on Dish TV? Amazon has partnered with Dish TV so that people can stream videos to their TVs.
It’s really exciting, but it’s important to know more about it before you jump in. For example, what accessories will you require? With that in mind, let’s check out how to watch Amazon Prime on Dish TV.
What Is Dish TV?
In case you didn’t know, Dish is a company that has become known as the industry leader when it comes to technology, thanks to its innovations that include the Hopper DVR, portable satellite dishes, and more.
Its Hopper 3 DVR has many benefits that will revolutionize the way in which you watch your favorite shows and movies. It allows you to record and watch a maximum of 16 shows at the same time, which is quite a bit more than what you’ll find in competitors’ products. This prevents TV-related conflicts in the same household. It also offers 2,000 hours of recording and you can watch it anywhere.
So, if you like the idea of having Dish TV wherever you are, you might want to take it one step further and connect it to your Amazon Prime.
Here’s How It Works
Being able to watch Amazon Prime on Dish TV isn’t a new thing. Back in October 2019, Dish TV announced that it was partnering with Amazon Prime Video in order to achieve this.
To facilitate the digital streaming service, Dish TV stated that it would launch a hybrid set-top box: the Hopper 3! This would have the Amazon Prime Video app installed on it so that users could make use of video streaming on their televisions without the requirement of any other accessories.
So, once you’ve purchased the Dish Hopper 3 DVR, you don’t have to worry about trying to get Amazon Prime on it, but you do need to download the Amazon Prime app.
The benefits of this app is that it makes it much more convenient for you to watch your favorite programs because you don’t have to change any inputs on your TV. Once you’re in the app (located in the Hopper menu), you can transition from Dish to your Prime Video account, and then go back when you want to.
There are some nice features included for extra convenience. You’ll love that you can use voice prompts to access the Amazon Prime Video app, or simply go to channel 301 on the program guild. One of the best things is that you don’t have to have different shows and movies in different places – you’ll have everything in one place to make it more convenient.
How To Connect Amazon Prime To Your Dish TV
Right, so now that you’re eager to get started, you’ll want to know how you can connect your Amazon Prime to your Dish TV with the Amazon Prime app. It’s really easy.
- Start by accessing the Amazon Prime app. To do this, either press channel 301 or by saying “Amazon Prime Video.”
- Choose the “Sign in and start watching” button.
- Follow the prompts to sign into your account. You’ll also have to input a generated code.
- Once you’re in, you can choose what you want to watch. Amazon Prime offers a staggering 36,412 movies and 6,133 TV show seasons from which you can choose!
It’s really that easy to get set up!
Bear in mind, however, that you’ll need to ensure you have a fast-enough internet connection, otherwise all your effort will have been for nothing and you won’t be able to enjoy your viewing. For Amazon Prime Video, make sure your internet connection has a minimum download speed of 3Mbps.
How Much Does It All Cost?
Now that you know what you can gain from connecting Amazon Prime to your Dish TV, you’ll probably want to know what you have to pay to be able to enjoy it.
The Hopper 3 costs $15.00 per month, however it gives you 2TB of HD content to enjoy, which is approximately 500 hours’ worth of your favorite shows and movies! Becoming an Amazon Prime subscriber will cost you $12.99 per month (or $119 per year).
So, you’re looking at paying $27.99 per month in total to be able to watch Amazon Prime Video on your Dish TV.
What is the DishSMRT stick?
This was previously launched by Dish TV and it enabled users to stream online videos via platforms like Sony Liv, Zee5, and Hungama Play, while letting them play games on their TVs.
What other streaming content can you use with the Hopper 3?
Besides Amazon Prime, the Hopper 3 also has other streaming services included, such as Netflix, Facebook, Vevo, SiriusXM, Pandora, and YouTube (not YouTube TV, however).
Watching Amazon Prime on your TV just got even easier and more user-friendly with the Dish TV Hopper 3.
In this article, we’ve looked at how you can start watching Prime Videos on your TV with the use of the Hopper so you can spend less time trying to sync your devices and more time escaping into the latest series or movie.
It’s really easy and doesn’t require any other accessories besides for your TV, Hopper DVR, and internet connection. Enjoy!