Amazon Prime Video Finally Lands on Apple TV

by Edgar Hayes December 9, 2017, 6:05
Amazon Prime Video Finally Lands on Apple TV

The release notes say users have to download a separate tvOS app, which apparently will work on the third-generation Apple TV as well.

While Google and Amazon continue to bicker back and forth about which company's services will be available for what platforms, it seems Apple is finally getting its act together now that Amazon Prime Video is available on the Apple TV. Google isn't happy that Amazon isn't listing Nest (a Google/Alphabet owned company) devices on its U.S. storefront, and had earlier dropped access for Amazon's Echo Show platform before announcing this week that it would remove access for Fire TV owners as well. The app is integrated with Apple TV to allow for searching via the Siri remote, and Apple TV's universal search functionality.

At long last, Amazon's Prime Video application will be available today for the tvOS-powered Apple TV, as expected based on hints from the App Store. Interestingly, this also comes just hours after Google pulled YouTube from two of Amazon's devices, criticising the latter for not selling Google hardware on its e-commerce platform. From there, you can either watch programs through a Prime subscription ($100 per year for all Prime benefits, or $9 per month for Video only), and buy or rent individual shows and movies à la carte (prices vary).

The arrival of Amazon's app on Apple TV suggest a significant improvement in relations between the companies and makes it more likely than ever that we could see the Apple TV return to Amazon store listings.

Amazon's Prime Video application allows users to access Amazon's growing library of movies and TV shows. Apple could be rolling it out slowly so it may take some time before it reaches your TV.

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