If you are getting the message "The linked Amazon account does not appear to have access to this episode/movie. You can review your access here:" this means something is blocking your access.
This will happen in these situations:
- You do not have access through the streaming service.
- You need to rent or buy the show on your Amazon account first.
- You simply need to refresh your connection to the streaming service.
- You need to select the correct platform offer.
We need to update our system
Don't have access through the streaming service
This could mean that you are not subscribed to the service where this show is offered.
For example, if you are not subscribed to Amazon Prime streaming, then you don't have access to watch Prime exclusive shows, such as Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.
It could also mean that there is an issue with the streaming service itself. Perhaps they're having an outage or technical issue that is impacting VidAngel's ability to connect.
You may have parental controls or a PIN that is blocking your access. The best way to check is to go directly to the streaming service's site and try to start the same title there.
For example, if you chose to hide Stranger Things on your Netflix account with the main profile, then VidAngel will not be able to access it. You'll need to go into your Netflix account settings and adjust your settings.
Need to rent/buy on Amazon
Is the show available from Amazon Video (vs. Amazon Prime or other services)? If so, you will need to rent or purchase it from your Amazon account first, then return to VidAngel on your TV to watch. It's easiest to do this guided through the VidAngel website or phone app.
If you have rented/purchased and refreshed your connection, you may have gotten an incompatible version. Go here if you need more details: How to watch Amazon Video rentals or purchases
Refresh your streaming service connection
If your connection has just gone stale, refreshing your connection can solve many issues with VidAngel. This must be done on either our website or mobile app. After you refresh the connection you can return to the TV app to try again.
This article will show you the best way to refresh the link to your streaming service on VidAngel: Reset the Connection
|NOTE: If you have to refresh often, please check out Services keep disconnecting|
Check your platform selection offer
Let's check if you simply need to select the correct offer on VidAngel.
Our system should automatically select an available service that you're already connected with, but you can also manually choose the streaming offer.
- Select the Ways to Watch or Other Offers button.
ANDROID or FIRE TVSelect the Ways to Watch gear icon.
APPLE TVSelect the Ways to Watch button.
ANDROID or APPLE MOBILESelect that Ways to Watch gear icon in the upper corner.
WEBSITEOn movies, click the "See Other Offers" button.
On TV episodes, there is a dropdown menu with the selected service.
- A popup of available streaming offers for that title will appear. Select the streaming service to which you're connected.
- You can now continue with verifying and watching the show, by pressing the "Play Now" button.
We need to update our system
It's possible this is our bad and the movie or tv show is no longer available from that streaming service and we need to update our system.
Streaming services change their catalog often and we audit our system regularly. However, if we missed a title leaving a platform, it may still show as available in our system, even though it's not. You can check directly on the streaming service's platform to confirm.
We would also love it if you sent us a message so we can get it corrected sooner: Contact Support