Amazon Updates Their Roku Prime Video Channel to Make it More Like The Fire TV




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Yesterday Amazon quietly updated their Prime Video Channel on Roku. (Formally called the Amazon Video Channel.) This comes after Amazon has recently started to rebrand their Amazon Video service as a Prime Video. Well, Amazon is calling it Prime Video you don’t need to be a Prime member to use the channel. You can still buy or rent movies and TV shows right through the app.

The main update is here moving the menus from vertical row on the left to a horizontal row at the top of the screen. You will also notice Amazon has removed the ability to hit the * key and only show Amazon Prime content. With the menu at the top, the new Prime Video app on Roku looks a lot like the Fire TV home screen.

Did you find any other changes? Please leave us a comment and let us know what you found.

Here is what the new Prime Video Roku Channel looks like:

Here is how Amazon describes the Prime Video Roku Channel:

Prime, your home for everything you want to watch. Prime members can watch thousands of popular movies and TV shows at no extra cost, including exclusives and award-winning Prime Originals. We know you want even more, so you can also add 100+ premium and specialty channels, like HBO, SHOWTIME, and STARZ. Find everything else you love in the world’s largest collection of movies and TV, with special deals only for Prime members. Prime Video offers more ways to watch what you love, with the same simplicity and service you can expect from Amazon. Not a Prime member? Start your 30-day Prime free trial at

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