Like Netflix and YouTube, Amazon stores a history of videos you watch on Amazon Prime Video. Amazon uses this data to improve its recommendations, but you can remove videos you’ve watched from the history.
To view your watch history, head to the Videos You’ve Watched page on Amazon’s website. If you aren’t signed into your Amazon account in your browser, you must sign in to continue.
You can also find this page on Amazon’s website by heading to Amazon.com in your browser, hovering your mouse over “Account & Lists” at the top right corner of the home page, and then clicking the “Your Prime Video” option. On the Prime Video page, click “Settings” at the top-right corner of the screen, click the “Watch History” option, and then click the “View Watch History” button.
This page shows a complete history of all the videos you’ve ever watched on Amazon, with your most recently watched videos at the top.
The list shows videos you’ve watched using your Amazon account on any device, whether it’s on your smart TV, Roku, iPhone, Android phone, or web browser.
To remove a video from your watch history, click the “Remove this from watched videos” link below the video here. Amazon will forget you watched the video, so it won’t be used for recommendations and people won’t be able to see it in your account’s watch history.
Remove whichever videos you want from this page. To view more videos you’ve watched on this account, scroll down and click the “Next” button at the bottom of the page.
You can also rate videos by clicking the stars to the right of a video. If you want to keep a video in your history, but don’t want it to influence your recommendations, you can also select the “Don’t Use for Recommendations” option to make that happen.
Unfortunately, Amazon doesn’t offer a way to clear your entire watched history in a single click. if you want to completely erase your history, you’ll need to delete videos from this list one by one.
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