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How to get Amazon prime working on Vizio TV

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How to get Amazon prime working on Vizio TV

I have a 4-5 year old Vizio TV, purchased from Costco.

I click the Amazon app, and it says app not supported in your country.

How can I get my prime videos to play on this tv ? I have prime video working on my laptop, connecting with a cable is not always practical.
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Install Prime Video on your phone and cast it to your TV. Your TV should have SmartCast so set that up first.
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I have installed prime video on my phone, videos are working on phone.

I don't see any option on the phone to cast to tv. Both phone and tv are on same network.
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There's no icon on the bottom right corner?
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This is a picture of the screen on my phone. The cast icon is not there.

Maybe this tv does not support it. It was the cheapest Vizio tv I could find in Costco back in 2016. Image
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Thing is that when I open chrome browser on my laptop and play a YouTube video, I can cast to this TV.

Maybe it's because Vizio dropped support for Amazon a few years back, I cannot cast prime video from app.
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If you can cast YouTube then the tv supports it. Did you update the Prime Video app to the latest on your phone?

Did you download the Prime Video app from the Amazon app store or the Google one?
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I just downloaded the prime video app from the Google play store. So it should be the latest version.
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Sorry, not sure why it's not showing up then, very odd. I guess you can buy a fire stick if you want to be 100% sure Amazon works.
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