Today we’ll tell you how to watch Amazon Prime Video on Kodi and why it can be better than watching it on your official apps. As we have already told several times in Genbeta, one of the best features of Kodi is to be very modular and flexible thanks to supporting add-ons to extend its functionality. We have talked about the addon to watch Netflix on Kodi, the addon to watch Disney+ on Kodi, and the addon to watch HBO on Kodi, which is the most useful considering that the platform is not on devices like the Amazon Fire TV Stick.
Today we are going to tell you how to watch Amazon Prime Video on Kodi and what advantages it has overdone it in its official apps or on the web.
How to install the Amazon Prime Video addon on Kodi?
To watch Netflix on Kodi 18 Leia or Kodi 19 Matrix the first thing we will have to do is download the Sandmann79 repository on GitHub. This is the link for Kodi 18 Leia and this for Kodi 19 Matrix. Once downloaded the .zip file, we will have to install it on Android, Windows, or macOS as other repositories or add-ons, choosing the option “Install from a .zip file” from the “Add-ons Explorer”.
Installing it from the repository we ensure that the Prime Video addon will be updated automatically, so that if something changes we can continue using it. Once the repository is installed, we will have to look for the “Install from repository” option. At that moment we will choose Sandmann79, and choosing the “Amazon VOD” addon, we will be ready to use the service once it is installed.
How to watch Amazon Prime Video on Kodi?
Once we have installed the addon, Kodi will ask us to install several more dependencies before letting us watch Prime Video content, as already happened with Netflix. First, it will ask us to install the Inputstream Adaptive addon, and then Widevine CDM. Both are very important, and the second is the one that will allow us to watch HD content because without it there is no DRM.
Unlike other platforms in Kodi, to log in to our Prime Video account, we will have to go to the add-on settings, and in ‘Connection’, look for the ‘Login’ option. There we will be asked to enter our credentials and we will be ready.
Additionally, in the Settings – General – InputStream add-on settings – we have enabled ‘Override DHCP Status’ so that playback was possible on Mac. The same may happen on other platforms.
As with most addons, with Amazon VOD on Kodi, we forget the look and feel of Amazon Prime Video on the web and in official applications, although we will have access to all sections of Prime Video, our lists, and even the channels.
However, we gain, for example, for the browser, the possibility of having Dolby Digital Plus sound. On Android devices such as the Chromecast with Android TV or the Xiaomi Mi Box S, Kodi brings to Prime Video the ability to synchronize the refresh rate and frames.
The ability to edit subtitles in Kodi 19 is also better than the one offered by Amazon for Prime Video, and instead of having to search for content to continue watching every time we enter the platform, Kodi allows us to