Apple TV Adds Amazon Prime Video Support

Laverne Mann
December 7, 2017

And if you can't, then we don't want to sell it to our customers, because they're going to be buying it thinking they can watch Prime Video and then they're going to be disappointed.

The Seattle-based web giant's popular streaming app made its debut on Apple's living room fixture on Wednesday, signaling a thaw in the testy relationship between the tech giants.

In fact, as reported by Engadget, watching Prime on Apple TV "was already long overdue when [Apple CEO Tim] Cook announced it was coming in May of 2017". Finally an easier way to watch Prime Video on Apple TV. With the addition of Prime Video, Siri can now search 1.3 million TV episodes and movies on Apple TV.

The support for Apple TV comes with the 5.0 update to the Amazon Prime Video app.

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Now, we can expect Amazon to start selling Apple TV again as well. Once rented or bought, non-prime content will appear through the Apple TV app for viewing. Currently, Apple's original content consists of shows like Carpool Karaoke and the inane reality TV competition Planet of the Apps, which pales in comparison to the kind of award-winning programming Netflix and Amazon have been developing such as Stranger Things and Transparent. To find the app, users for now must search for "Amazon" in the tvOS App Store.

Amazon Prime Video support was promised at Apple's WWDC conference in June.

The standoff was in the news yesterday as it emerged Google had blocked access to YouTube from the Amazon Echo Show and the Fire TV.

"We've been trying to reach agreement with Amazon to give consumers access to each other's products and services", a Google spokesperson said in a statement obtained by Engadget. "We hope to resolve this with Google as soon as possible".

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