Date: Monday, November 30th, 2015, 08:38
Category: Apple TV, News, Software, TvOS
The long-awaited Amazon Video app seems to finally be en route to the Apple TV. The news comes amid strife between Apple and Amazon, some accusing Apple of blocking Amazon from launching the app on tvOS and others accusing Amazon of not developing for the platform as to encourage users to use its own Fire TV products.
Engineer Dan Bostonweeks, who reached out to Amazon via its feedback system and asked the company about the lack of tvOS support for the fourth-gen Apple TV, received a response from the company in which the customer service representative offered the following quote:
Amazon stated that it will “hopefully” have the app out within a “few weeks span”. The app will allow those with a Prime membership to instantly stream movies and TVs from Amazon’s catalog, as well as rent and purchase titles.
Amazon Video has never been available on Apple TV, so the company’s tvOS app will certainly be welcomed by customers. While it’s always possible that the specific customer service rep who responded to Bostonweeks’ claim was misinformed, it seems more than likely that we’ll see the app sooner rather than later.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.