Apple Confirms Amazon Prime Video Coming to Apple TV Later This Year

At WWDC this morning, Apple has confirmed that Amazon Prime Video will finally be coming to Apple TV and tvOS sometime later this year. With the new app, users will be able to add Amazon Prime TV content directly into Apple's TV app.


Apple CEO Tim Cook didn't mention any further details about the Amazon Prime Video on tvOS announcement, besides saying that, "You'll be hearing a lot more about tvOS later this year."



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19 months ago
Would love to know if this will be supported on Gen 3 Apple TVs. I can't upgrade to the Gen 4 since it doesn't have Optical Audio out support for Sonos.
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19 months ago
I tweeted Amazon Prime in the last hour asking them about Prime Video coming to "all Apple TVs" They replied, yes it's coming to gen 2, 3 and 4...so I guess we are getting a long overdue update to the gen 2 and 3 models!! Really happy about this as I own two gen 3s. I wonder what else might be coming in that update?


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19 months ago

Cool I like amazon prime...


I use Prime video all the time. So this is definitely an added benefit for me and it's expanded capabilities with Apple.
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19 months ago

Would love to know if this will be supported on Gen 3 Apple TVs. I can't upgrade to the Gen 4 since it doesn't have Optical Audio out support for Sonos.


Cook did say it was coming to all ATVs...so hold on to hope!
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19 months ago
He said "coming to all Apple TV's" so does that mean there will be a version for ATV3?

Long shot I know but his statement was ambiguous.
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19 months ago

Join Apple's world of dongles. There are HDMI dongles that connect via HDMI and export HDMI + split off audio via optical. About $20-$40. Apple seems to now be working hard to eject functionality that used to be built inside to the outside. Then we consumers need to pay extra for features that used to be built in... and like it. And if you don't like it, post it and several around here will shout you down, spinning anything to rationalize why such hardware utility ejections makes perfect sense and/or is "the future."

And I doubt the "3" will get it. "3" is probably dead now except for maybe some core tvOS updates as the core continues to evolve. I highly doubt it will get entirely new apps.



There will be... only when is the question. Conceptually, with the announcement of h.265 and even more references to this and that editing, shooting & rendering 4K, my bet is on this Fall (though my money was ready to be spent today if they had announced the "5").

To me, leading off with tvOS was exciting... that then collapsed to disappointing when a single app represented all they had to say about it. Imagine if they had done that for all 4 "OS" variants.:eek:


Disagree! See Amazon's Tweet! They too confirm all ATV's...
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19 months ago

During the keynote Cook seemed to indicate that this was coming via the TV app. The TV app is only available in the USA, so safe to assume that there will indeed be a separate Amazon Prime Video app?


The TV App doesn't actually play stuff from other content providers, only iTunes. However, it is able to search other apps if they make themselves compatible with the TV app.

So right now if I search for "House of Cards" on a brand new Apple TV4 it will only find the seasons/episodes for sale in the iTunes store. If I download the Netflix app, the next time I search for "House of Cards" in the TV app it will show me that it is available for sale in iTunes, or for free thru Netflix. If I click on the Netflix Button it will launch the Netflix app and take me straight to "House of Cards".

I assume this is the same way that Amazon Prime will work on the Apple TV4.

The TV app does not allow you to skip downloading the apps for each of the different channels/providers. It just provides a nice easy way to search all of the apps you have installed for whatever movie/show you are looking for.

In countries that don't have the TV app you will just have to launch the Amazon Prime app on your own, and then look for the shows you are looking for. On the Apple TV2 and Apple TV3 I'm sure you will have to do the same.
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19 months ago
Nice, now if we could run Kodi on the aTV, there would be no need to have a firestick.
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19 months ago
It would be nice if there was a decent Laptop App in the Appstore too.
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19 months ago
Cool I like amazon prime...
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