Amazon Prime Video app arrives for tvOS, supports third-gen or later Apple TV units

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Date: Thursday, December 7th, 2017, 03:35
Category: Amazon, News, Software, TvOS

You’ve been hankering for it and it’s here.

Months after Apple CEO Tim Cook’s announcement of it back at WWDC in June, the Amazon Prime Video app for the Apple TV is here. The app, which is designed for tvOS, may not show up in a tvOS app store search, but can generally be located by searching for “Amazon” in the tvOS app store, selecting the Amazon Shopping app, and finding the new Prime Video app in the “More by this Developer” section at the bottom of the page.

The app requires a third-generation or later Apple TV device to install and run.


Amazon Prime Video joins a number of other big streaming services, including Netflix and Hulu, that have tvOS apps. Previously, any Amazon Prime Video content could only play on an Apple TV through AirPlay from another device.

This may open the door for Amazon to sell the Apple TV again on its retail website. Amazon hasn’t sold Apple TV since 2015 and recently CEO Jeff Bezos said that the only way Amazon would reconsider selling the device is if its Prime Video service was accessible on the Apple TV. The release of the tvOS app appears to resolve that issue, possibly improving the relationship between Amazon and Apple.

If you’ve had a chance to try the app, please let us know about your experience in the comments.

Via Ars Technica, 9to5Mac and the tvOS App Store

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