Amazon Prime Video may launch on Apple TV alongside the debut of the NFL's Thursday Night Football games on the streaming video service this week, according to a sketchy rumor shared by Apple TV blog BestAppleTV.com.

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The report isn't very definitive, and it comes from a blog we've never heard about until today, but its author Brad Gibson says he has previously worked for publications such as MacUser, MacFormat, MacNN, The Mac Observer, MacCentral, and Macworld, some of which have shut down. We've confirmed some of the bylines.

Here's the lowdown:

Multiple sources could not confirm an exact release date for the new app, but feel based on their knowledge of the situation that Amazon would likely release it before the first National Football League game streaming on Amazon Prime Video this Thursday, September 28th at 8:25 p.m. EDT between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers.

Amazon has secured the rights to live stream Thursday Night Football games on Prime Video, starting with this week's showdown between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers on September 28. A full schedule of games that will be streamed through Week 16 is available on Amazon's website.

At its iPhone X event, Apple said Amazon Prime Video will be available for Apple TV at some point "later this year."

We'll keep our eyes glued to the tvOS App Store and let you know as soon as the Amazon Prime Video app launches.

(Thanks, Eric!)

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Top Rated Comments

dontwalkhand Avatar
57 months ago
This is the last App I’ve been waiting for!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mikeb13 Avatar
57 months ago
Can someone tell me if amazon prime is worth it. I’m trying to consolidate alllll my streaming services since I was paying too much every month
I say the main reason to get Prime is for the 2 day shipping. The video streaming is a secondary reason to get it. Amazon does have some fantastic shows such as The Man in the High Castle, Bosch, Sneaky Pete, The Tick, etc.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
matthew12 Avatar
57 months ago
This would be great, as I'd finally watch the shows Amazon has to offer (their originals and licensed content). I don't want to use my laggy Fire TV Stick instead of my perfectly-working Apple TV.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Laird Knox Avatar
57 months ago

This may surprise you but the United States and United Kingdom are not the same size
To be fair it is pretty close.

Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tonyr6 Avatar
57 months ago
Come on is right. I can't wait for this app to come out so I can disconnect my ad ridden, stuttering POS use to be good FTV box.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
UL2RA Avatar
57 months ago
My AppleTV is supposed to get here Friday. It needs ... to ... hurry ... up.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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