I think it has been known for a good while that Amazon Prime Video is SD only on system running anything other than Windows and MAC: https://www.primevideo.com/help?nodeId=GUX9FYHU5D8LC9EJ

Is there a way to work around this limit? It'd be a shame having to use a virtual machine running Windows (if it even works) to just watch Prime video.


According to this forum, the following solution might work:

1) Install winehq-staging

2) Install Edge-dev: see this

3) Run Edge:

wine 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge Dev\Application\msedge.exe'

4) Log in to amazon prime video using your newly installed MS Edge browser and HD could work

Let me know if this works....

  • Thanks for the instruction, I have also heard that wine works, but I haven't tried. I will give it a shot. Though, I really hope there is a more Linux way to solve it without turning back to a MS browser.
    – Sandbo
    May 19 '20 at 1:57
  • @Sandbo Unfortunately this is Amazon's fault, not the linux developers. Reaching out to the Amazon Prime Video support staff and complaining about this issue could help..
    – ldias
    May 19 '20 at 13:11
  • I fully understand, but I have seen there are already quite a lot of users having complained to Amazon. If they were to take any actions there would have been some. I could try to add my voice but likely they will leave out the small Linux desktop community after all.
    – Sandbo
    May 20 '20 at 5:15
  • didn't work for me. Oct 29 '20 at 21:28
  • @HerpesFreeEngineer Did you get edge running correctly with WINE and when you went to Prime Video it didn't show in HD?
    – ldias
    Oct 30 '20 at 22:54

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