Amazon Prime Video now lets you follow Top Actors and tests a new “Free to Me” filter
Amazon Prime Video is easily among the best video streaming services around the world. It offers a vast catalog of movies and TV shows, it produces some great original content and it has some useful features. Amazon keeps improving the app with even more new features and we’ve previously seen a couple of such upcoming features in recent teardowns of the app. Among these was the Netflix-like smart downloads feature and a new Top Actors feature. While the smart downloads feature isn’t live yet, Amazon has now started rolling out a new update with the Top Actors feature and more.
The latest update for Amazon Prime Video (v3.0.261.16341) is now rolling out on the Play Store and it brings the aforementioned Top Actors feature. The feature allows users to follow any actor of their choice and get notifications whenever the actor stars in a new TV show or movie added to the platform. The Top Actors feature shows up right after you update the Amazon Prime Video app on your device and allows you to select your favorite actors from a list.
Along with the Top Actors feature, the latest update also brings a new “Free to Me” filter. This new filter shows up as a toggle at the top of the main page. Once you turn it on, it filters the content on the main page and only shows the TV series and movies that are included in Prime. It seems like Amazon is still testing this new filter as it didn’t appear in the app on any of our other devices. At the time of writing, the Top Actors feature also didn’t show up on some of our devices, even with the latest update, which suggests that it may be rolling out to select users at the moment.