Sneaky Prime Video scam

Updated November 1st, 2022.

When activating Prime Video on a TV, be careful how you do it!


Recently I was helping someone set up Prime Video on her Apple TV. Anyone who’s done it before knows the drill: you click Prime Video on your TV screen, you click “Sign in,” and you see a screen with instructions:

  1. Go to amazon.com/mytv
  2. Sign in or create an account (they mean “an Amazon Prime account”– and you are probably already signed in)
  3. Enter the following code:

The code is there in big letters and numbers, something like this:

CB0727

So, you grab your Mac, or your iPhone, or your iPad, and you go to amazon.com/mytv, and you enter the code. It’s way easier than trying to sign into your Amazon Prime account on your TV because those devices have keyboards, and the Apple TV doesn’t.

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