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Have you ever missed out on the ending of an episode and had no idea how to go back on Amazon Prime Video?
It happens to the best of us and for some reason, Amazon Prime Video makes finding the option to go back pointlessly difficult.
In this post, we’ll give you details on how you can go back to the previous episode (or any episode you want) and also give you useful tips for Amazon Prime Video.
In order to go back to any episode of a TV show on Prime Video, simply go to the show you want to watch. Next, click the season in which the episode you want to watch is in and select it.
While this is a quick fix, there are ways to ensure you never miss or accidentally skip an episode on Amazon Prime Video. We’ll go over these approaches in this post…
How to Go Back to a Previous Episode on Amazon Prime Video – Step-by-Step Guide
Going to the next episode is easy, all you have to do is press the next episode from the playback screen.
However, going back to the previous episode isn’t as obvious.
Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Click on the show you want to watch.
Step 2: Click on Seasons and you should see a drop-down menu that lists all of the available seasons for the show. Click on the season in which the episode you want to watch is in.
Step 3: This will display all the episodes within that season. Choose the episode that you want to watch.
It’s really that simple!
It’s fairly obvious but you can also watch any episode you want using this method, not just the previous one.
How to Disable Auto-Play on Amazon Prime Video?
Auto-play can be very convenient when you’re binging your favorite TV show and don’t want to break the immersion even for a second by clicking on “Next episode”.
That being said, auto-play can also ruin your experience entirely if you happened to miss the last part of an episode for whatever reason.
In that case, it’ll just continue to the next episode and you’ll have to go through the entire process we described above.
If you ask us, that’ll break your immersion far more than just clicking one button.
So, how do you disable auto-play?
Well, the steps are slightly different depending on if you’re on your desktop or on your phone.
Disabling Auto-Play on Your Desktop
Step 1: Log onto Amazon Video and navigate to the Prime Video section.
Step 2: Click on Settings in the top-right as shown:
Step 3: Within Settings, go to the Player tab as shown and then turn Auto-Play off as shown:
Once you have turned Auto-Play off, you’ll have to manually select episodes rather than the next episode playing automatically.
Disabling Auto-Play on Your Phone
Using Prime Video on your phone is a great way to watch content on the go but it can also consume all your mobile data if you’re not careful.
Imagine you’re on a bus and you fall asleep while watching something on your phone. Then you wake up to realize that Amazon Prime Video has eaten away 10 GBs worth of data from your plan.
Yeah, you may want to disable auto-play on your phone.
Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Open up the Amazon Prime Video App.
Step 2: Within the app, tap My Stuff in the bottom right-hand corner as shown:
Step 3: Next, click the Settings gear icon in the top-right as shown:
Step 4: From the Settings menu within the Prime app, click on Auto-Play as shown:
Step 5: Tap on the slider that says “Allow Auto Play on this device” in order to turn Auto-Play off.
And you’re good to go!
How Many Devices can Use Prime Video Using the Same Amazon Account?
There’s no limit to how many devices you can use Prime Video on using the same account.
However, if you’re streaming content through multiple devices at the same time using the same account, then you’re going to run into problems.
Prime Video allows up to 3 devices at the same time if you’re watching different content. However, if you’re watching the same content, it only works on 2 devices.
Prime Video Tips Every TV Show Addict Should Know
It can sometimes be annoying navigating through the Prime app dashboard trying to find a TV show or movie you like.
We’ve gathered up some of the best tips and tricks that Amazon Prime members can use to streamline (get it?) their binge-watching experience.
Enabling the “Free to Me” Setting
Prime Video includes TV shows and movies that are free to watch for people with an Amazon Prime membership as well as content that you can either rent or buy separately.
It’s incredibly annoying when you find something you like only to find out that it’s not part of your Amazon Prime membership.
In order to filter out the paid content so that you’re only shown content that is part of your Amazon Prime membership, you can turn on the “Free to Me” setting.
You can do this by tapping the Free to Me toggle on the top-right part of the Amazon Prime app on your phone. On your desktop, the Free to Me tab is located within your Settings.
Once you turn it on, you will only be shown content that you can immediately start watching with your Amazon Prime account.
Use the Shuffle Option
Sometimes, you just want to sit back and enjoy episodes from sitcoms that you’ve already seen a million times before.
However, it can often take a long time to choose between your favorite sitcoms and it often sours the experience.
On your android phone, you can shuffle episodes from selected TV shows by clicking on the TV show and then clicking on the Shuffle button.
Please note that the Shuffle option is not available for all episodes but you can find it for most popular sitcoms.
Watch Your Favorite TV Show or Movie with Others
You can easily host a watch party through your browser on Amazon Prime and watch a movie or TV show with other Amazon Prime members.
To do so, simply click on the TV show or movie you want to watch with others and then click the “Watch and chat with others” icon located close to the Play icon as shown:
Just enter a username you’d like to use during the watch party and then click on “Create Watch Party”. You’ll be provided a link that you can share with friends and family so they can join you.
Wrapping Things Up…
Amazon Prime Video is a great streaming service but it still has some kinks and interface issues that need work.
Considering how Amazon always puts the customer first, we’re hoping these problems will be sorted out sooner rather than later.
What do you think of Prime Video and its interface? Do you have any tips or tricks you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments below.