Sketchy Rumor: Amazon Prime Video May Launch on Apple TV Alongside Thursday Night Football This Week

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.


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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22 weeks ago
This is the last App I’ve been waiting for!
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22 weeks 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.
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22 weeks 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.
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21 weeks ago


This may surprise you but the United States and United Kingdom are not the same size

To be fair it is pretty close.

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22 weeks ago

“Sketchy rumor” IE the writer of this article heard on hear from someone that it may come out Thursday. And said, let’s roll with that. lol.

That's exactly what this is for full transparency.
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22 weeks 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.
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22 weeks ago
My AppleTV is supposed to get here Friday. It needs ... to ... hurry ... up.
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22 weeks 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.

Have you tried streaming from an iOS device to the AppleTV? Currently I stream Prime from an iPad Pro to the aTV 4 which then steams the audio to an aTV 3. Surprisingly it works quite well.
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22 weeks ago

It won't happen until the new Fire TV is announced. Amazon isn't going to release a HDR app for the new Apple TV when the current Fire TV doesn't support HDR.


I'm not so sure - there are already a number of streaming devices which support HDR on Amazon.
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22 weeks 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.


Yeah, we really have all TV down to just ATV boxes (now with Vudu on tvOS), Amazon Prime is the last one that occasionally requires using a Firestick (ugh), a Smart TV app (kill me now...), or a PS4 (OK, this isn't bad, but it does have a lot of fan noise ...) Heck, we even use our ATV4s with local OTA (HDHomeRun + Channels).


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.


Plus an occasional movie that premieres on AP first - but yeah, we've been Prime members since '05 (Amazon since '98 :D) and it's always been about the shipping and other product related perks vs. their video service.
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