Roland-Garros: how to watch Amazon Prime Video on your TV

Roland-Garros: how to watch Amazon Prime Video on your TV

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The Amazon Prime Video streaming video platform is not only accessible on tablets or smartphones: you can watch movies, series, documentaries and even tennis matches directly on your TV. Here’s how to access it.

For the first time in the history of Roland-Garros, a highly anticipated match will not be broadcast by France Télévisions, but by a subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform. The giant Amazon has acquired part of the rights to the tennis tournament, forcing viewers to switch to its Amazon Prime Video service to follow certain matches. These are the night sessions that the American multinational broadcasts, while the public service broadcasts the matches throughout the day (with the exception of the Simonne-Mathieu track, exclusive to Amazon).

The quarterfinals between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will be broadcast only on Amazon Prime Video, on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, starting at 8:45 p.m. Jeff Bezos’ firm has decided to make the match accessible to everyone, without asking them to pay for a subscription (but you still need an account, which can be created for free).

Surely some viewers will want to enjoy this event on their television, and not on a small smartphone or computer screen. Don’t panic, it’s easy to access Amazon Prime Video on your TV. That is how.

Novak Djokovic. // Source: Wikipedia (Numerama edition)

How to put Amazon Prime Video on your TV?

On your connected TV

Amazon Prime Video is an app: so you can install it on many connected devices, like your computer, smartphone, or tablet. It is also very possible to access it directly from your connected TV. There are two solutions for this:

  • The Amazon Prime Video app is already pre-installed on your TV: Your TV remote might even have an Amazon Prime Video button. You just have to find it among the applications and open it.
  • The Amazon Prime Video app is not installed on your TV: Go to the app store (Google Play Store, LG Content Store, etc.) and type Amazon Prime Video to find and install it.

It should be noted that, contrary to what the FFT suggests, you must create an Amazon account to have access, free of charge, to the match.

You can also go through an Amazon Fire TV (Amazon media keys, from 25 euros) or other connected decoders, such as an Apple TV (199 euros) or a Google Chromecast TV (69 euros).

for your internet box

Amazon Prime Video is available in France in many boxes:

Internet service providers, however, do not offer a subscription to Prime Video: most of the time it is a question of paying 5.99 euros per month in addition to having access to it. However, the Nadal-Djokovic match should be streamed there for free, so you won’t have to pay to open the Prime Video app.

By streaming the image from your computer or smartphone to your TV

Most new TVs allow you to “virtually project” (we call it “cast”) the screen of another device. In this case of Amazon Prime Video, you can, for example, decide to open the app on your iPhone and use Apple AirPlay or Google Cast to to emit the picture on your TV.

You have several options:

  • Apple Airplay
  • Google Cast with Chromecast or Android TV

Alternatively, connect your computer via HDMI. It’s not the easiest, but it will work.

on your console

The Amazon Prime Video app can be downloaded and installed through your PlayStation or Xbox consoles.

Do I need an account to use Amazon Prime Video?

Normally, the Prime Video subscription costs 5.99 euros per month, or 49 euros per year, being included in the Amazon Prime subscription, which gives advantages in terms of parcel shipments.

However, the Nadal-Djokovic match is supposed to be 100% free and does not require a paid account. On the other hand, contrary to what the FTP had initially indicated, you will need an Amazon account to access it – the company has confirmed the information to us.

Once connected, you will be able to launch the Amazon Prime Video app on your TV and click ” Roland-Garros, tonight live and exclusively “. The broadcast will be available from 8 pm

Source: Numerama edition

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