How Do I Reduce the Quality of Amazon Prime Video on My TV?

Are you experiencing buffering or slow loading times while streaming Amazon Prime Video on your TV? One possible solution is to reduce the quality of the video. Here’s how you can do it.

Step 1: Open Amazon Prime Video

Turn on your TV and navigate to the Amazon Prime Video app. If you don’t have it installed, download it from your TV’s app store.

Step 2: Go to Settings

Once you’re in the app, use your remote to scroll down to the bottom of the screen and select “Settings.”

Step 3: Select “Playback”

In the Settings menu, scroll down until you see “Playback” and select it.

Step 4: Choose Video Quality

You should now see a few options for video quality. Choose a lower quality option such as “Good” or “Better.” These options will reduce the resolution and bitrate of the video, resulting in a smaller file size and less data usage.


  • If you’re streaming on a slow internet connection, choosing a lower video quality may also help with buffering issues.
  • If you have a fast internet connection, choosing a higher video quality may improve your viewing experience.

Tips to Reduce Data Usage

If reducing video quality doesn’t solve your buffering issues, consider implementing these additional tips:

  • Use an Ethernet cable instead of Wi-Fi for a more stable connection.
  • Close other apps or devices that are using your internet bandwidth.
  • Contact your internet service provider to upgrade your plan if necessary.


Reducing video quality on Amazon Prime Video can help you save data usage and improve streaming performance on your TV. Follow the steps above to adjust the video quality settings in the app.


  • If you’re experiencing buffering issues, try lowering the video quality first before implementing additional solutions.
  • If you have a fast internet connection, choosing a higher video quality may result in a better viewing experience.