Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Industry | By Faith Ward

Amazon brings prime video app to Apple TV devices

Amazon brings prime video app to Apple TV devices

Apple and Amazon had been at loggerheads on the issue of Amazon Prime TV support earlier in the year, with Amazon going so far as to pull the Apple TV from its United States storefront, citing potential customer confusion as the reason why.

Elsewhere, Apple has confirmed the Amazon Prime Video app integrates with the Apple TV app, at least in some countries.

The video service originally launched in 2006, competing in the crowding streaming video market with other worldwide services like Netflix and YouTube TV, as well as localised services like Stan and Foxtel Now in Australia. Once rented or bought, non-prime content will appear through the Apple TV app for viewing.

Prime Video members streaming on the Apple TV 4K will be able to access Amazon's lineup of 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) titles.

Has Amazon Prime arriving on Apple TV answered your streaming prayers? It's also important to note that the app comes with support for Apple TV's Universal Search feature, so the TV shows and movies that users searched for will show up on the Apple TV interface.

Whether the decision to roll out Amazon Prime on the Apple TV today is related, or purely coincidental, remains to be seen. With the addition of Prime Video, Siri can now search 1.3 million TV episodes and movies on Apple TV.

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New Year is about to come and in the wake of it, the technology giant Apple has committed to fulfill the two promises to its loyal customers. Earlier, a wireless AirPlay connection from another Apple device was needed to play Prime Video on the Apple TV.

On Tuesday, Google said it would block its YouTube video app on Amazon devices because the online retailer is not selling Google hardware, such as Chromecast streaming dongles, Google Home smart speakers and Nest smart home devices.

Will Amazon start selling Apple TV again?

"We want our player, our Prime Video player, to be on the device, and we want it to be on the device with acceptable business terms", Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said at Code Conference 2016. "And they're going to return it".

The app is dropping just before Amazon's upcoming NFL Thursday Night matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints, and also in time for the premiere of "The Grand Tour".

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