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About the Prime Photos App for Fire TV

Photos and personal videos you have saved to Prime Photos are automatically available on your Fire TV through the Prime Photos app.

Video: Photos, Personal Videos, and Screen Savers

View Your Photos & Personal Videos

With the Prime Photos app, you can view your photos and personal videos (under 20 minutes long) from Prime Photos directly on your Fire TV.

The Prime Photos app is pre-installed on your Fire TV. You can launch the app from Your Apps & Games on the Home screen. If you are a U.S. customer, you can also ask your Alexa voice remote to “Show Photos.”

Once you've opened the Prime Photos app, you can use the navigation menu to browse your photos and personal videos:

  • Your Photos - Scroll right and left to view thumbnails of all of your photos and videos. Select a photo or video to view the full-sized version. Press the Back Back Button 
				button on your remote to return to the thumbnails view. You can also jump to a specific year or month.

  • If you are a U.S. Prime member, you have access to a Prime Photos Family Vault, where you can view the photos in your shared collection. You can ask Alexa to “Show Family Photos.” You can also set your recent photos from Family Vault as your Fire TV screen saver. You can add content to Family Vault from www.amazon.com/photos or the Prime Photos mobile app.

  • Albums - View the contents of your albums created from the Prime Photos website or the Prime Photos mobile app. If you are a U.S. customer, you can ask Alexa to “Show my photo albums” or “Show my [album name] photo album.”

  • Folders - Select a folder to view all of the photos and videos saved to it. You can create and manage folders through the Amazon Drive website or mobile apps.

  • Videos - Select a video to start playback. Use the playback controls on your Fire TV remote to pause, play, rewind, and fast-forward.

  • People - For U.S. Prime members, Prime Photos uses image recognition to organize your photos based on the people that appear in them. From www.amazon.com/photos or the Prime Photos mobile app, you can name the people in your photos so that you can find photos containing particular people more easily. You can ask Alexa to “Show photos of [person’s name]”.

  • Places - For U.S. Prime members, find photos by where they were taken -- at a country, state, or city level. Make sure the location setting (GPS) is enabled on the camera you use to take the picture for Places to be recognized in search. You can ask Alexa to “Show photos of [place name]”.

  • Favorites - View all of the photos or videos added to your Favorites list. To add to this list, while viewing a photo or video, select Options, then choose Add to Favorites.

U.S. Prime members can also ask Alexa to search for photos by the time period they were taken and the things in them. You can ask Alexa things like “Show photos from last year” or “Show photos of beaches.”

While viewing a collection of photos or videos, you can press the Menu Menu Button 
			 button on your remote for additional options, including options to sort by Date Taken, Date Uploaded, or Set as Screensaver.

Manage Access to Your Photos and Videos

Note: You can also use the PIN Protect Prime Photos App preference in your parental controls settings to block access to the Prime Photos app on your Fire TV. To learn more, go to Set Up Fire TV Parental Controls.

The Prime Photos app features an "Access Prime Photos" setting you can use to manage access to your photos and videos from Prime Photos.

To manage this setting:

  1. Select Settings > Applications > Prime Photos from the Fire TV menu.
  2. Select the Access Prime Photos option.
  3. Select Disable Prime Photos or Enable Prime Photos and confirm.

When you set Access Prime Photos to "disabled," data from Prime Photos is not downloaded to your Fire TV, and your photos and videos won't show when you open the Prime Photos app.

Add Photos & Personal Videos to Prime Photos

Any photos and personal videos saved to your Prime Photos are automatically available through the Prime Photos app on your Fire TV, when you register your device to the same account you use to access Prime Photos.

If you want to add or manage photos or personal videos in Prime Photos, you'll need to use the website or Prime Photos mobile apps. To learn more, go to Managing Photos & Videos.

View Slideshows

You can launch a fullscreen slideshow of your photos on your Fire TV:
  1. Launch the Prime Photos app from Your Apps & Games on the Home screen.
  2. Select a photo, folder, or collection, and then select Start Slideshow.

If you are a U.S. customer, you can also ask Alexa to “Play slideshow.” U.S. Prime members can ask Alexa to “Play slideshow of [person/place/thing].”

The slideshow automatically advances through photos and personal videos from your current selection, and restarts when it reaches the end. For personal videos, the first frame of the video displays as a photo in the slideshow.

Use the Left and Right buttons on your Fire TV remote's directional keypad to view the slideshow at your own speed.

Tip: Press the Menu Menu Button 
			 button on your remote to manage slideshow settings—you can adjust slide style, slide speed, and shuffle while you preview the slideshow in the background. Press the Menu button again to exit.

Set Screen Savers

You can customize the screen saver that automatically displays on your Fire TV by selecting your most recent 500 photos, Favorites, or a specific photo collection from Prime Photos. You can also select your Family Vault photos.

To use your photos as your Fire TV screen saver:

  1. Open a collection, select Options, and then select Set As Screen Saver.
  2. Choose your screen saver settings (e.g. slide style, slide speed, start time, and shuffle) while you preview the screen saver. If you use the Amazon Collection as your screensaver, you can choose Display Info to show information about the pictures in the slideshow.
  3. The screen saver with your photos will automatically launch when your Fire TV is left idle.
Tip: You can also manage your screen saver settings by selecting Settings > Display & Sounds > Screen Saver from the Fire TV menu.

Trouble with your screen saver?

Make sure the photos from the collection or folder you've set as your screen saver are still available in your Prime Photos account. You may need to check on the Prime Photos website or the Prime Photos mobile app.

If the photos are still saved, restart your Fire TV (by disconnecting the power cord and plugging in back in), then wait for the screen saver to launch again.

Use Second Screen to View Photos & Videos

You can also send photos and personal videos from your compatible Fire tablet or Fire phone to your Fire TV using Second Screen.

Compatible devices include:

  • Fire HD 6
  • Fire HD 7
  • Fire HDX 8.9
  • Fire HD 8 & 10
  • Fire
  • Kindle Fire HD 2nd Generation
  • Kindle Fire HDX
  • Fire phone

To learn more, go to Use Second Screen on Fire TV .

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