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How to install Amazon Prime Video on Xiaomi Mi Box



Naija Tech News (NTN) on 06, and in content, How to install Amazon Prime Video on Xiaomi Mi Box, Amazon, Mi Box, Prime Video, Xiaomi .

Amazon Prime Video On Xiaomi Mi Box

We tell you what you need to do to be able to view and install Amazon Prime Video on Xiaomi Mi Box or on any Android TV. When you buy a TV Box or Android phone, you expect to be able to use any app from the Play Store. But not all applications are compatible with any device. Initially, if we have a device with root, most likely we will not be able to install Netflix streaming apps.

Something similar happens with Amazon Prime Video, which until recently was not simply compatible with Xiaomi Mi Box (and many other Android TV Boxes). So how can we install Amazon Prime Video on Xiaomi Mi Box? Xiaomi box is not rooted and, despite this, the Amazon streaming app does not allow you to install it with traditional methods in most of the brand’s Mi Box. Is there a viable solution? YES!

How to install Amazon Prime Video on Xiaomi Mi Box or on any Android TV

Set Up Amazon Prime Video Profiles

1. Update to Android 9 Pie

At the beginning of 2020, Xiaomi released one of its most important updates for Xiaomi Mi Box S. An official update that brings Android TV to all the multimedia boxes of the Asian company. One of the great news is that Amazon Prime Video appears as an application pre-installed on the system.

Therefore, look for any pending updates in your Mi Box and update your system. If you have an original Xiaomi Mi Box – i.e. the classic model – instead of the Mi Box S, this trick will not work for you. Try these other alternatives.

2. Streaming from mobile phone or PC

The easiest way to watch Prime Video on an unsupported Mi Box or Android TV Box is to “stream”. In other words, broadcast the content from your laptop or mobile phone. For this, we only need to have

a Miracast compatible computer, almost all with the Google Chrome browser installed.

  • First of all, we must make sure that both the PC (or smartphone) and the TV Box are connected to the same WIFi network.
  • From the PC we access https://www.primevideo.com/ through Google Chrome.
  • We select the series, the film, or the documentary that we want to see and reproduce it.
  • Click on the 3-point button, located in the upper right margin of the browser, and select “Cast“.
  • Next, we will see a pop-up window where a list of compatible devices for transmission will appear. We select Xiaomi Mi Box (or our TV Box).
  • The content will begin to be transmitted through the TV Box on our television.

3. Use Prime Video from Google Chrome

Another solution to watch Prime Video from the Mi Box is to install Google Chrome on the TV Box by means of “sideloading”. The sideload or sideloading involves installing apps from unofficial shops.

It is quite useful when an app is not available in our country or is not compatible with our Android device due to the limitations of the manufacturer. Of course, it is very important that in these cases we make sure to download applications from trusted sources.

  • First of all, we downloaded and installed a file explorer on our Xiaomi Mi Box. We can use ASTRO, but we can also use any other file explorer for Android.
  • Now, we have downloaded the Google Chrome installer package in APK format from APK Mirror. We copy it onto a pendrive and open it from the file explorer we have just installed.
  • If it is the first time that we run the sideload, the system will ask us to enable the installation of applications of unknown origin. After that, let’s proceed with the installation of the Chrome installation package.
  • The sideload or sideload apps are not displayed on the desktop or on the main screen of Android TV. For this, we have to go to ” Settings -> Applications ” and open the app in question. In this case, Google Chrome.

We can also install a launcher for Android TV that can display apps installed from unofficial sources. For example, Sideload Launcher or HALauncher.

In this way, we simplify the process by moving to the “App” section of the Xiaomi Mi Box, opening the new launcher that we have just installed and selecting Google Chrome from there.

Load Prime Video from the browser

Now that we have Chrome installed, let’s open it and load the URL from https://www.primevideo.com/. However, before we can see our favorite Prime Video series and movies, we will have to make a couple of tweaks:

  • First of all, we must keep in mind that the version of Chrome that we installed in the TV Box is designed for Android mobile devices. This means that navigation will not be as smooth as we would like.). Once installed, we use Sideload Launcher or open it directly from the ” Settings -> Applications ” menu of our Xiaomi Mi Box.
    To finish, we just have to log in with our Amazon account and have fun.
    In addition to the commented methods, we can also install Amazon Prime Video from unofficial sources, such as Aptoide. It would be enough to install this repository through a simple Google search. The result would be the same if we installed the application via the sideload.
    How to install Amazon Prime Video on Xiaomi Mi Box or on any Android TV
    The steps to install the application are simple and we will have to update our Xiaomi device to version 6.0.1 with the security patch of July 2017. Once this is done, we follow these steps:

    • We go to Settings -> Preferences -> Playback Settings and choose Yes in Adaptation HDMI selection.
    • Go to Settings -> Device -> Display -> Screen resolution and choose 1080p.
    • Download the APK from this link and copy it to a Pendrive drive.
    • Put the pen drive in the My Box and install the application.
    • Run it and connect with your username and password.
  • If we don’t have a file explorer in the Set-Top Box, we can install File Commander, which works well with the Mi Box.
    Once done, we will have the system running even if there is a problem. We will have to leave the application open every time we see a video because in the second playback the system is blocked.
    It is the lesser evil to be able to use this service on Mi Box, especially if we do not have a second device connected to our TV.
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