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Amazon Prime Video Currently Unavailable in App Store Across iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV [Update: It's Back]

Friday October 4, 2019 11:17 am PDT by
Amazon Prime Video is currently unavailable in the App Store across iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Amazon had updated the iOS version of the app shortly before it was removed from the App Store, but it is unclear why the app was pulled or whether this is a temporary move. Apple deferred comment to Amazon, which has yet to respond to our email. We'll update as we learn more. Update: MacRumors...

Amazon Prime Secures Rights to Show 20 Premier League Football Matches a Season in the U.K. From 2019-2022

Thursday June 7, 2018 5:22 am PDT by
Amazon Prime Video has secured the rights to stream live Premier League football matches for three years from 2019, at no extra cost to Prime members who live in the U.K. The exclusive deal, announced on Thursday, means that from next year Amazon Prime will show every game from the first round of midweek matches in December and all 10 games on Boxing Day, with weekly highlights of all Premier...

Documents Reveal 26 Million U.S. Viewers Tuned into Amazon Prime Video in Early 2017

Thursday March 15, 2018 3:45 am PDT by
Amazon's U.S. audience for all movie and TV show programming on Amazon Prime Video was about 26 million customers in early 2017, according to company documents seen by Reuters. Amazon Prime Video is provided as a benefit to Amazon Prime members who subscribe to Amazon's $99 per year Prime service, and features thousands of TV shows and movies, along with original content produced by Amazon. ...

Amazon Says Prime Video Had Most First-Week Downloads of Any Apple TV App Ever

Monday December 18, 2017 6:06 am PST by
Amazon's long-awaited Prime Video app for Apple TV had the most first-week downloads of any app in the history of the tvOS App Store. "Prime Video has been a hit with Apple TV customers around the world — it had the most first-week downloads of any app in the history of tvOS," an Amazon spokesperson reportedly told BestAppleTV.com. Amazon and Apple haven't disclosed any actual download...

Hands-On With the New Amazon Prime Video App for Apple TV

Wednesday December 6, 2017 2:46 pm PST by
The long-awaited Amazon Prime Video app for the Apple TV finally debuted today after a wait that spanned six months since it was first teased at WWDC. Apple's set-top box is one of the last platforms to support the Amazon Prime Video app, which is now available on third, fourth, and fifth-generation Apple TV models. We spent the afternoon checking out the new app for a hands-on look at its...

Amazon Prime Video App Launches on Apple TV [Update: TV App Supported]

Wednesday December 6, 2017 2:41 am PST by
It's been six months since Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Amazon Prime Video would be coming to Apple TV later this year, and now that app is officially beginning to roll out to tvOS devices in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and several other regions across Europe. Similar to other versions of Amazon Prime Video, the Apple TV app allows Prime subscribers to sign into their accounts and watch...

Apple Accidentally Promotes Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV in App Store, Launch Could Be Imminent [Updated]

Tuesday December 5, 2017 6:18 pm PST by
There are 26 days left until the end of the year, which is the deadline for when Apple said the highly-anticipated Amazon Prime Video app would be coming to the Apple TV. A launch could perhaps come as soon as this week, and maybe as even as early as tomorrow, based on an App Store leak spotted on reddit. After setting his iPhone date to December 6, a redditor opened up the App Store and...

Amazon Working on Free Ad-Supported Version of Prime Video as Content War With Apple Intensifies

Monday November 13, 2017 6:07 am PST by
Amazon is developing a free, ad-supported version of its Prime Video streaming video service, according to Ad Age. The free tier will complement Amazon's ad-free, on-demand Prime Video service that is included with an annual $99 subscription to Amazon Prime, which provides free shipping, deals, and other perks to its online shoppers. Amazon is reportedly in talks with TV networks, movie...

Sketchy Rumor Points Towards October 26 Launch for Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV

Wednesday October 11, 2017 8:18 am PDT by
During WWDC in June, Apple finally confirmed that Amazon Prime Video will launch as an app for Apple TV users sometime "later this year." Since that announcement, a few rumors and theories have predicted launch dates for the app, all of which have subsequently been passed by with no official debut of Amazon Prime Video on the tvOS App Store. Another sketchy rumor has been shared on the Apple...

Apple TV 4K Listing Appears on Amazon as Prime Video Launch Nears

Tuesday September 26, 2017 7:22 am PDT by
Nearly two years after Amazon stopped selling the Apple TV, a listing for the Apple TV 4K has been spotted on the website by 9to5Mac. The Apple TV 4K is currently listed as out of stock, but the fact that it has been added back is fueling speculation that Amazon may be prepared to launch its Prime Video app on the tvOS App Store imminently. At its Worldwide Developers Conference in June,...

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

Monday September 25, 2017 8:52 am PDT by
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 ...

Pay-to-View 'Amazon Channels' Come to Prime Members in the U.K. and Germany

Tuesday May 23, 2017 3:59 am PDT by
Amazon expanded its selection of pay-to-view television channels to the United Kingdom and Germany markets today. The announcement means users of Prime Video in those countries will be able to subscribe to popular channels individually, rather than having to pay for bundles of channels. Previously, Amazon's on-demand Prime Video subscription service only offered movies and TV shows in the...

Apple to Announce Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV at WWDC

Thursday May 11, 2017 12:58 pm PDT by
Apple plans to make a major Apple TV announcement at WWDC that should delight Amazon Prime subscribers - the addition of an Amazon Prime Video app for the Apple TV. The news comes courtesy of BuzzFeed's John Paczkowski, who often accurately shares details on Apple's plans ahead of events. According to Paczkowski, sources of Apple's plans say the company will announce an Amazon Prime Video app...

Amazon Debuts London Music Show 'Live Events' Service Exclusive to Prime Customers

Tuesday May 9, 2017 2:42 am PDT by
Amazon has started running and promoting its own live music gigs in the U.K. as an extra incentive for customers to sign up to its Prime membership (via Engadget). Called Prime Live Events, the initiative will offer music concert tickets at iconic London venues by major artists performing "up-close and personal". Tickets to the music shows will be exclusive to Prime subscribers and all of the...

Amazon Prime Video App Reportedly Coming to Apple TV Sometime This Summer

Friday May 5, 2017 7:21 am PDT by
After nearly two years of being absent from the fourth generation Apple TV's app lineup, Amazon Prime Video is reportedly on its way to Apple's set-top box and could arrive for Prime subscribers to download and watch videos as soon as this summer. The news comes from Recode, citing sources familiar with the plans of each company who said that Apple and Amazon are "close to an agreement" in...

Amazon Wins $50 Million Deal to Stream NFL Thursday Games on Prime Video

Wednesday April 5, 2017 1:26 am PDT by
Amazon has won the rights to broadcast 10 National Football League Thursday night games live online this season, as part of its video content strategy exclusive to Prime subscription members. The company paid $50 million for the one-year deal, according to Bloomberg, taking over from a similar agreement Twitter had last year that saw the social media service sprout an Apple TV app for users to ...

Amazon and Netflix Celebrate First Oscar Wins For Streaming Services

Monday February 27, 2017 2:19 am PST by
Amazon and Netflix yesterday collected the first Academy Awards for streaming services, sharing four gold statuettes between them at this year's Oscars. Amazon Studios bagged a Best Actor trophy for Casey Affleck's portrayal of a grieving man in "Manchester by the Sea". Bought by Amazon for $10 million at the Sundance film festival, the movie also won Best Original Screenplay. It has earned...

Amazon Prime Video Now Available in Over 200 Countries, Including India

Wednesday December 14, 2016 1:35 am PST by
Amazon today announced that its Prime Video streaming service has expanded to over 200 countries including India, the company's largest available market outside the U.S. Prime Video is automatically available at no additional cost to Amazon Prime members in Belgium, Canada, France, Italy and Spain, and to customers in new Prime Video territories at an introductory price of $2.99 (or 2.99...

Amazon Prime Video Now Supports HTML5 Playback in Safari

Sunday December 11, 2016 5:43 pm PST by
Amazon Prime Video's HTML5 video player now supports Safari on Mac, as spotted by Reddit user netmute over the weekend. Amazon Prime Video previously required downloading the Microsoft Silverlight plugin for playback in Safari, or switching to an alternative browser such as Chrome or Firefox, which already supported the HTML5 video player. Some users on Reddit reported that, while HTML5...

Amazon Wants 'Acceptable Business Terms' to Offer Prime Video on Apple TV

Tuesday May 31, 2016 9:10 pm PDT by
At Recode's Code Conference today, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was asked why the online retailer does not sell either the Apple TV or Google Chromecast. Bezos reiterated that Amazon chooses not to sell video streaming devices that do not include Prime Video capability and that the company wants "acceptable business terms" before bringing the the app to devices. We sell Roku, we sell Xbox, we sell...