Amazon has improved the very popular Amazon Instant Video channel on Roku. If you’re a movie lover (and seriously what Roku owner isn’t?), you’re going love these new changes.
Amazon has never looked better!:
- The home screen is now split into two areas with viewing choices on the left and gorgeous artwork that highlights a new release on the right. I’m looking at Queen Elizabeth at the moment!
- Once inside a section like Movies you can quickly scroll through titles with the new grid screen format.
- You can search from almost anywhere within the Amazon channel by pressing the options (*) button on your remote control. (Pssst…If you have an older Roku remote without an options button, you can use the new Roku iPhone app.)
- There’s a new category called “Editor’s Picks” in both the Movies and TV sections. If you are struggling with what to watch, give this category a spin.
The channel update is available to all Roku players today. Just make sure you have the latest Roku software. Select Settings > Player info > Check for update from your Roku player. To ensure you have the latest Amazon channel, simply go the Roku Channel Store from the Roku home screen and select Amazon Instant Video.
If you haven’t tried it recently, Amazon Instant Video is a great way to enjoy recent studio releases. Amazon boasts an incredible selection of new movies and TV episodes that makes the service a favorite in my own household. And, if you have an Amazon Prime membership, you can watch 13,000 movies and TV episodes for free!
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Happy Streaming Holidays!