How to Watch Amazon Prime Video on Nintendo Switch

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December 12, 2023

With its portability and extensive list of popular games, the Nintendo Switch is an amazing entertainment device. Even in those moments when you want to relax but don’t necessarily want to play games, you have the option to watch videos or shows. All you have to do is download a compatible streaming service app for the Switch and pay a subscription fee if necessary. Fortunately, some streaming apps are completely free to use.

What streaming services are available on switch?

Unlike the PS5 and Xbox Series X it doesn’t have a huge range of streaming apps. Currently Nintendo Switch supports Hulu, YouTube, Crunchyroll, Funimation, Pokémon TV and Twitch. It doesn’t support Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, etc. 


Option 1 Watch Prime Video on Nintendo Switch from YouTube

Movies Anywhere connects your digital retail accounts(iTunes, Prime Video, Vudu, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV, Xfinity, Verizon, Directv) and create one synced collection of your favorite movies. It is absolutely free to sign up and use all the great features of Movies Anywhere – you only pay for the movies you want to add to your collection via purchases made through your connected digital retailers. Once connect Movies Anywhere to your Prime Video account and YouTube account, you can watch Prime Video purchases in YouTube app, which is available on your Nintendo Switch.

1. Go to in your browser, create an account and log in.

2. Click you account in the top right corner.

3. Click the + icon to connect Prime Video and YouTube.

4. After connecting, you can watch all Prime Video purchased movies and TV shows in Movies Anywhere and YouTube.

5. As YouTube app is available on Nintendo Switch, you can then watch Prime Video movies on Nintendo Switch through YouTube app.

6. Open YouTube app on your Nintendo Switch, go to Library – Purchases and you will find all Prime Video purchased videos.

Please note that Movies Anywhere only collect videos you purchased from Amazon Store. Videos from your Prime Video subscription won’t be collected. Besides, Movies Anywhere is only available in U.S.

Option 2 Watch Amazon Prime Video on Nintendo Switch from Plex

1. How to access Plex on Nintendo Switch?

Nintendo Switch don’t have default media player, so you can’t play local video from the microSD card directly. You need to transfer your local movies to Plex. Plex app is still not available on Nintendo Switch, but you can access it with browser.

  1. On your Nintendo Switch dashboard, select System Settings.
  2. Select the Internet option and tap on Internet Settings.
  3. Now select the WiFi network you have connected to your device.
  4. Navigate to the option Change Settings and go to DNS Settings.
  5. Toggle the DNS settings from Automation to Manual
  6. Now go to Primary DNS and enter and tap on save.
  7. Press OK on the screen.
  8. Go to the previous screen and select Connect to This Network.
  9. Click Next, and you will be moved to the SwitchBru DNS page.
  10. Now select the option Continue to Google.
  11. Type Plex in the search tab of the Google Web page text box and press search.
  12. Select the official website of Plex from the search results.
  13. Use your Plex credentials to sign in.

2. Download Amazon Prime Video to MP4 and upload to Plex

Amazon Prime Video offers a variety of TV shows, documentaries, movies, series, and originals. Unfortunately, the service doesn’t have a standalone app for Nintendo Switch gaming consoles. But you can watch Amazon Prime Video on Nintendo Switch consoles by downloading Amazon Prime Video movies and TV shows to MP4 and then upload to YouTube or Plex and then watch them.

In this article, we’ll show you how to download Prime Video titles to MP4 and watch them on Nintendo Switch or anywhere else.

Pazu Amazon Prime Video Downloader is developed to download any movies and TV shows to MP4/MKV on Mac and Windows, thus you can preserve your favorite content forever, no matter they will leave Prime Video someday or not.


  • Download all titles marked as “Included with Prime” to MP4/MKV.
  • Download rented or purchased titles including new release movies, popular TV shows, and more to MP4/MKV.
  • Download movies and TV shows in up to 1080p.
  • Keep any or all audio and subtitles.
  • Save subtitles as Embedded subtitles, Independent subtitles or Hardcoded subtitles.
  • Keep Audio Description and Audio surround sound.
  • Multilingual interface: English, Deutsch, Español, Français, 日本語, 简体中文.

Pazu Amazon Prime Video Downloader is able to download:

  • All titles marked as “Included with Prime”.
  • Prime Video titles rented or purchased through the Amazon website and through the Prime Video app on supported devices.
  • Free movie and TV with ads

Step 1. Run Pazu Amazon Prime Video Downloader.

To get started, first you need to download, install and run the Pazu Amazon Video Downloader app on your Mac/Windows and sign in with your Amazon account.

Amazon Prime Video Downloader

Click the key icon and enter your registration code to unlock the full version if you have purchased a registration. If you haven’t, go ahead with the free trial version.

Step 2. Add Prime Video movies/TV shows 

Start typing the name of the movie or the TV show. Now browse through the results and find something you want to download.

add Prime Video movies

Or you can copy-paste the link of the TV show or movie. Click the search icon to find the TV show or movie you’re looking for.

Step 3. Choose video format/quality

Before starting to download anything, you’ll need to choose the video quality setting. To do that, tap the Gear icon to open Settings. It is easy to select the output settings at this step using video formats, video codec, audio languages, or subtitle languages.

Prime Video to MP4
  • Video format: MP4 or MKV
  • Video codec: H264 or H265
  • Audio language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
  • Keep Audio description and Audio surround sound or not
  • Subtitle language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
  • Subtitle type: Embeded subtitles, Independent subtitles, Hardcoded subtitles
  • Interface language: English, Deutsch, Español, Français, 日本語, 简体中文

Step 4. Click Download icon

Tap the download icon next to the movie or TV show you want to download.

If your selection is a movie, click icon next to it and the downloading begins.

If your selection is a TV show, click  icon next to it to select episodes you want to download.

Prime Video to MP4

Before downloading, you can also click to choose subtitles and audio tracks for each episode. Audio and subtitle languages in Settings only shows the 6 common languages. Here you can choose any language from whatever the movie or TV show provides.

Prime Video audio track
Prime Video subtitle

Then click Download.

To find the content you’ve downloaded, click History icon on the top.

Amazon Prime Video to MP4

Now you can locate the downloaded Prime Video MP4 videos and upload them to Plex to watch on Nintendo Switch.