The Nintendo Switch is a popular video game console developed by Nintendo and released worldwide in most regions for people of all ages on March 3, 2017. Like many other modern consoles, the Nintendo Switch has a large selection of apps that you can use for just about everything, including streaming TV, movies, and videos. However, it lacks an easy way for gamers to access their favorite streaming services like Amazon Prime Video. If you are a user of both of them and want to watch Amazon Prime videos on Nintendo Switch, what to do?
Part 1. No Amazon Prime app on the Nintendo Switch
You can install the Netflix app on Switch. But, there is no Amazon Prime app available for Nintendo Switch consoles. That is to say, you can’t download the Amazon Prime app on the Nintendo Switch e-Store. While the Nintendo Switch has a browser, you can access the Amazon Prime Video online on Nintendo Switch by using its URL www.primevideo.com. But Nintendo Consoles won't allow you to enter specific URLs. Amazon Prime Video is one of the URLs. When you try to open Amazon Prime using its URL, the Nintendo browser will refuse to load.
This method also seems insecure. Amazon Prime Video is restricted from Nintendo consoles because the Nintendo officials think that the console is meant only for gaming and not for streaming.
Part 2. Download Amazon Prime videos and watch on the Nintendo Switch
If you still want to watch Amazon videos on Nintendo Switch, you need to turn to third-party tools. Kigo Amazon Video Downloader is the one that can help you solve problems easily and quickly. With Kigo, you can download video content from the web browser in MP4 or MKV format, and save multi-language audio tracks and subtitles. In order to meet users in different regions, Kigo allows users from any of the regional Prime Video sites to download videos, including US, JP, DE, UK, and others.
Step 1. Launch Kigo on your PC.
Click the above download button to download and install the latest version of Amazon Video Downloader, and then launch it on your PC. Please make sure that you have downloaded the appropriate version according to your computer system
Step 2. Output settings.
Click the "Settings" icon on the upper right corner of Kigo Amazon Video Downloader to set the video format (MP4 / MKV), video quality (Low / Medium / High), the language of audio tracks and subtitles, and so on. Besides, please choose the website you are using to access Amazon Prime Video on the "Account Settings" window.
Step 3. Add Amazon videos to Kigo.
For Kigo has a built-in smart search engine, you can input the video title or keywords to search videos directly. Generally speaking, the search results are the same as what you search on web browsers. What's more, you can copy or drag and drop the video link to Kigo.
Step 4. “Advanced Download” settings.
Once the video is listed on Kigo, you can continue with further settings. Kigo Amazon Video Downloader also offers the "Advanced Download" option that allows you to select specific video quality, audio tracks, and subtitles with different bitrates. For movies, click the "Advanced Setting" icon next to the download icon. If you try to download a TV show, click the "Download" icon, followed that a window will pop up allowing you to select an episode, and you will the "Advanced Download" button at the bottom left corner of the window.
Step 5. Start to download from Amazon Prime.
When you finish the above settings, click the Download icon, then the selected video will be directly moved to the downloading queue.
Please note that Amazon has more restricted restrictions about downloading videos. To download 720p or 1080p videos, users need an HDCP-compliant laptop.
Step 6. Watch Amazon Prime Video via Plex on Nintendo Switch.
After downloading, you can click on Library - Folder icon to locate the downloaded Amazon videos on your computer. To play the downloaded Amazon videos successfully, just choose the Plex Media Server to play your Amazon videos on Nintendo Switch.
Step 1. Open the official website of Plex Media Server. Press the Download button to download it on your computer. Then install it properly according to the prompts from the software.
Step 2. Launch the Plex Media Server, import the Amazon videos.
Step 3. Type the URL of your Plex in the address bar of Nintendo Switch's web browser, you will find the videos in Plex, then just click on the video you want to start playing.
Installing the app from the Nintendo eShop is not going to work. The above method to download Amazon videos in MP4 or MKV format with Kigo Amazon Video Downloader has proven useful. And you can also download and take a try.
Note: The free trial version of Kigo Amazon Video Downloader enables users to download the first five minutes of each video for sample testing, but the full version doesn't have this constraint. Just purchase the full version to unlock the time limitation.