Amazon Launches Prime Video App for Mac

Amazon today introduced a native macOS app for its Amazon Prime Video service, with the app now available from the Mac App Store.

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Prime Video subscribers can stream content using the new app, or download content on Macs for offline viewing. All Amazon Prime content is available through the Mac app.

Picture-in-Picture and AirPlay are both supported features that work with Amazon's new app, and it supports in-app purchases for TV rentals and on-demand content as well as payment with an Amazon credit card that's already on file. Users can also take advantage of Amazon's Thursday Night Football and English Premier League where available.

There is a feature that will keep track of what users are watching and where they are in a TV series or movie so a show can be watched on one device and then picked up on another.

The Amazon Prime Video app is free to and it is compatible with macOS Big Sur 11.4 and later. An Amazon Prime subscription is required to use the video service. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

fbr$ Avatar
3 weeks ago

I'm pretty sure you'll still need an Amazon Prime account to actually watch stuff.
Yeah, you can enter in a restaurant for free, but to eat and drink you need to pay!
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cosmosent Avatar
3 weeks ago
Wow !, that's BIG news !

NOT just because of the type of app it is & who it's from, but ALSO because they put it in the Mac App Store !

BIG news in-deed !
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
movielad Avatar
3 weeks ago
Also supports Spatial Audio for AirPods Pro/Airpods Max, which is nice.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
3 weeks ago
So glad it’s free! That’s awesome!! Woo hoo.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macsplusmacs Avatar
3 weeks ago

Does it allow you to select what quality of streaming? The Apple TV app is infuriating in that way.
Yes.

Streaming Quality.
Download quality.

all have good, better, best settings
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
diddl14 Avatar
3 weeks ago

Amazon today introduced a native macOS app for its Amazon Prime Video service, with the app now available from the Mac App Store ('https://www.macrumors.com/guide/mac-app-store/').
Really cool how the link brings you to the MacRumors description of the AppStore instead of what you expect...
(the app ('https://apps.apple.com/app/amazon-prime-video/id545519333'))
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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