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Amazon Prime Video Coming to New Apple TV Possibly Within a 'Few Weeks'

Last month, Amazon removed all Apple TV and Chromecast product listings from its website because the devices do not offer its Prime Video streaming service, which the online retailer said may cause confusion for customers. Nearly a month later, the new Apple TV remains unavailable on Amazon, but that could soon change.

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Amazon appears to have confirmed to engineer Dan Bostonweeks that it is developing a tvOS app for Prime Video that could launch before the end of 2015. "Hopefully, within a few weeks span, you will be able to see the Amazon Instant Video app feature on your Apple TV," the company purportedly said in an email.
Apple was wrongly criticized by some in October for seemingly not allowing Prime Video on the new Apple TV, but shortly after the company provided a statement to BuzzFeed News emphasizing that “all are welcome” on the platform -- Amazon simply had not submitted a Prime Video app for the tvOS App Store.
Apple tells BuzzFeed News that “all are welcome” on its new Apple TV platform. But Amazon — which recently purged Apple TV from its store — doesn’t have a Prime Video app in the Apple TV App Store. And as of a few days ago, it hadn’t submitted one.
Amazon told BuzzFeed News it “doesn’t have anything to share” on the topic at the time, but it now appears the company is actively developing a tvOS solution. Amazon Video allows Prime members to instantly stream tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes, with hundreds of thousands of titles available to buy or rent.

Amazon Video for iOS is free on the App Store and accessible by Amazon Prime members. The service is also available on Android, Fire OS, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, Wii U, the web and select TV and Blu-ray players from LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and Vizio.

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Tags: App Store, Amazon, Amazon Prime Video, tvOS
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11 months ago
Yeah, who didn't see this coming? If you have a service like this, you're shooting yourself in the foot not allowing it on Apple TV.
Rating: 16 Votes
11 months ago
Hahaha. Amazon couldn't play chicken for very long.
Rating: 14 Votes
11 months ago

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Last month, Amazon removed all Apple TV and Chromecast ('//www.macrumors.com/2015/10/30/new-apple-tv-tidbits-app-discovery-amazon/') product listings from its website because the devices do not offer its Prime Video streaming service, which the online retailer said may cause confusion for customers. Nearly a month later, the new Apple TV remains unavailable on Amazon, but that could soon change.



Amazon appears to have confirmed to engineer Dan Bostonweeks ('https://twitter.com/danimal/status/670404993506127872') that it is developing a tvOS app for Prime Video that could launch before the end of 2015. "Hopefully, within a few weeks span, you will be able to see the Amazon Instant Video app feature on your Apple TV," the company purportedly said in an email.
Apple was wrongly criticized by some in October for seemingly not allowing Prime Video on the new Apple TV, but shortly after the company provided a statement to BuzzFeed News emphasizing that "all are welcome" on the platform -- Amazon simply had not submitted a Prime Video app for the tvOS App Store.Amazon told BuzzFeed News it "doesn't have anything to share" on the topic at the time, but it now appears the company is actively developing a tvOS solution. Amazon Video allows Prime members to instantly stream tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes, with hundreds of thousands of titles available to buy or rent.

Amazon Video for iOS ('https://itunes.apple.com/app/amazon-video/id545519333?mt=8') is free on the App Store and accessible by Amazon Prime members. The service is also available on Android, Fire OS, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, Wii U, the web and select TV and Blu-ray players from LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and Vizio.

Article Link: Amazon Prime Video Coming to New Apple TV Possibly Within a 'Few Weeks' ('//www.macrumors.com/2015/11/28/apple-tv-amazon-prime-video-tvos-app/')


I wrote an email to Amazon's CEO few days ago regarding this and this is what I got......

Rating: 13 Votes
11 months ago
Oh wait! You mean this wasn't Apple's fault? My, my.... /s
Rating: 11 Votes
11 months ago
This is great, that eliminates my biggest problem with Apple TV. Now if they could do something about the touchy remote. I can't pick the thing up without bringing up the on screen display or scrubbing the playhead. Plus I always seem to get it upside-down unless I look at it.
Rating: 11 Votes
11 months ago
Nice, that will be a huge addition.
Rating: 10 Votes
11 months ago
when this happens, I will buy an Apple TV
Rating: 6 Votes
11 months ago

This is great, that eliminates my biggest problem with Apple TV. Now if they could do something about the touchy remote. I can't pick the thing up without bringing up the on screen display or scrubbing the playhead. Plus I always seem to get it upside-down unless I look at it.

For accidental scrubbing press menu and it will go back to where it was
For the upside down mistake get the remote loop
Rating: 5 Votes
10 months ago
Amazon don't care about you clowns that canceled or won't subscribe to Prime just because it doesn't have an app for the Apple TV. Amazon just got record number of subscriptions this past holiday. You were going to cancel and not subscribe in the first place. Prime streaming service is just a bonus...most ppl got the subscription to save money on shipping and to get deals.
Rating: 5 Votes
11 months ago
praise jeebus!
Rating: 5 Votes

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