How to Delete and Reset Your Amazon Prime Video Watch History (Includes TV Shows and Movies)

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Have you ever started watching a television series on Amazon Prime Video, and then wanted to backtrack and start it again, but Amazon keeps taking you to the last episode that you watched, or some episode in the middle, instead of Season 1, Episode 1, because you’ve already watched further into the series? Or maybe you want to re-watch a movie on Amazon Prime, and you have to either rewind it or figure out the ‘start over’ option? Here’s how to delete and reset your Amazon Prime Video watch history.

It’s no secret that the Amazon Prime Video platform keeps track of your viewing history to tailor recommendations and suggestions based on what Amazon thinks are your preferences, based on your watch history. Fortunately deleting and resetting your Amazon Prime Video watch history is pretty easy. So we’re going to tell you how to delete television episodes and individual movies from your watch history, so that you can enjoy them again and again.

How to Delete Television Episodes from Your Amazon Prime Video watch history

So you’ve nearly watched every episode of your favorite tv show on Amazon, and you want to watch it all over again starting at the beginning, but Amazon stubbornly insists on returning you to Season 7, Episode 5 (or whatever). This is because Amazon has kept hold of all or some of your watch history for that show. So what you need to do is reset – i.e. delete – that watch history. Here’s how. (Note that if you have actually watched the entire series, and let the final episode play through to the end, then Amazon should let you start over again automatically.)

To begin, go to the Amazon Prime Video section on Amazon and log in to your account. Once logged in, look for the “Watch History” section under “Your Account”. In that Watch History section you will find a list of all the television episodes you’ve watched.

Now you will need to delete the episodes from your watch history one day at a time. If you have watched more than one episode on a given day you can delete all of them from your watch history in a single click by clicking on “Delete episodes from Watch History”, or you can delete each episode individually.

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Delete All Episodes Watched on a Given Day at Once
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Delete Watched Episodes One at a Time
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How to Delete Movies from Your Amazon Prime Video watch History

If you’ve watched a movie on Amazon Prime Video that you want to watch again, you can of course go to the movie and rewind it, or for those that have the option, hit the ‘watch again’ option. But you can also just wipe it from your watch history. You may also want to do this if you want to have Amazon stop making recommendations based on that movie (which may or may not work, Amazon is capricious like that).

Once again, start by going to the Amazon Prime Video section on Amazon and then going to the “Watch History” section. This time simply look for the movie that you watched, and click on “Delete movie from Watch History”.

Deleting or Clearing All Watch History at Once is No Longer an Option

While it used to be the case that you didn’t have to go through your watch history day by day, because there used to be a “delete all watch history” option, sadly there no longer is such an option.

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