Your essential guide to getting the most out of Amazon Prime Video on BT TV

A quick guide on how to watch Amazon Prime Video on BT TV and all the must-watch dramas and documentaries streaming now.

Amazon Prime Video has arrived on BT TV boxes, creating an unrivalled line-up of TV shows, films and sport in one place.

With Prime Video, you can watch Amazon Prime Originals and exclusives, including The Grand Tour, the new Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series, award-winning dramas The Man in the High Castle and The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel and ground-breaking documentary All or Nothing: Manchester City.

Here’s our quick guide to getting the most out of Prime Video on your BT TV box.

Getting started

Finding Prime Video on BT TV

Amazon Prime Video on BT TV

The Amazon Prime Video app is currently rolling out across the latest BT TV and BT TV Ultra HD boxes.

Press the ‘YouView’ button on your remote control, scroll across to ‘Players & Apps’ and you will find the Prime Video alongside all your other streaming and catch up services such as iPlayer, the BT Player and Netflix.

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Choose the Prime Video player and start watching all your favourite Prime Originals and the hottest and most talked about new shows.

You’ll need to enter your Amazon email and password the first time you log in, but BT TV will remember your details from now on.

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If you have an Amazon Prime subscription, you don’t need to do anything – Prime Video is included in your subscription at no extra cost.

If you’re not an Amazon Prime customer, you can sign up today with a 30-day free trial.

The first 30 days are free to new Amazon Prime customers, and you won’t be charged if you cancel before this trial period runs out.

You’ll pay for your Amazon Prime Video subscription through Amazon, not through your BT account.

The Must-Watch series

Why is everyone talking about Prime Video? The streaming service has got everyone buzzing because it’s making award-winning drama, ground-breaking documentaries and landing rights to some of the biggest sporting events on the planet. There is something for everyone on Prime Video - here are just a few of the highlights:

The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour season 1

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are currently working on the third season of the most epic motoring show on the planet.

You can stream the first two seasons now and it’s just what you’d expect from the motor-mad trio.

They probably put it best themselves when they describe it as ‘the world's greatest show about three middle-aged men rampaging around the world having unusual adventures, driving amazing cars, and engaging in a constant argument about which of them is the biggest idiot’.

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

This is a TV series on a scale quite unlike anything you’ve seen before.

From the creators and writers of Lost and Prison Break, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is given a 2018 makeover with John Krasinski (The Office, A Quiet Place) playing the CIA analyst and American hero.

An eight-episode thrill ride – a second season is already being made – the show retains the classic everyman Jack Ryan formula, but adds in red-hot topics from biological weapons and drone warfare to Syrian refugees and human trafficking.

The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle

The first two seasons of the big budget dystopian drama have been a major hit – picking up two Emmy Awards along the way.

Based on the alternate history novel by Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle reimagines America in 1962 as though Nazi Germany had won World War II. After the conflict ends, the United States is split between Nazi Germany and Japan.

Check out the first two seasons streaming now ahead of the third season premiere on October 5th.

The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) stars in this Golden Globe-winning comedy drama, which is set in 1958 New York and comes from the creator of Gilmore Girls.

Described by one critic as “Mad Men with feminine flair”, The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel follows the transformation of a beautiful Jewish New Yorker who seems to have the perfect family life only to have it ripped away from her by a cheating husband.

The fallout from the affair and Midge Maisel’s discovery that she’s a talented stand-up comic kickstart the series which is a hilarious, charming and utterly addictive.

All or Nothing: Manchester City

All or Nothing: Manchester City

Prime Video got unprecedented access to a Premier League football team with this inside look at the 17-18 season of Premier League winners Manchester City.

Taking you closer than ever before to the inner workings of one of the biggest global sports clubs, All or Nothing had never-before-seen footage from within the locker room.

Most fascinating of all the series gets up close with the players’ lives off the pitch and the team’s enigmatic and legendary coach Pep Guardiola.

[Read more: Amazon Prime Originals - The best series streaming now]

Prime Exclusives

Not only does Prime Video have brilliant Original series, the service also has UK exclusives of hit series such as Mr Robot, Outlander, Vikings, Preacher, Lucifer, UnREAL and Life In Pieces – available before you can see them anywhere else.

[Read more: What's new and coming soon on Prime Video]

Great Extras and Tips

Universal search on BT TV

The search button on your BT TV is now a gateway to a humongous range of TV – including everything on Prime Video.
So if you search for ‘Jack Ryan’, BT TV will take you straight through to the new series on the Prime Video player and you can watch it immediately.

Set up your own Watchlist

There’s so much great TV to watch, it’s sometimes hard to keep on top of it all. Prime Video lets you set up a Watchlist which means you can compile a long list of recommendations and new series all in one place.

So when you finish watching a TV series, you can jump straight away into your next binge-watch.

Buy and own blockbusters

Prime Video has everything from the latest Hollywood blockbusters to award-winning box sets and kids TV favourites, available to buy and rent.

If you buy a film or TV series, you can keep them forever and watch them when it suits you on the Prime Video player.

Ultra HD

Amazon doesn’t charge any extra to watch Ultra HD content, and most of Amazon’s home-grown shows like Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan are produced in 4K. So if you’re lucky enough to have an Ultra HD TV, you can watch your new favourite shows in stunning definition, which has to be seen to be believed.

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