Amazon Video (Finally!) Comes to Apple TV

Isaac Cain
December 8, 2017

Prime members can now access thousands of titles through the Prime Video app on Apple TV 4K and previous generations of Apple TV, including Prime Original Series and Movies such as "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and "The Big Sick", with additional titles coming to the service every month.

After years of waiting, Prime Video is available now for free. You can download the Amazon Prime Video tvOS application from the Apple TV App Store on your box.

This is something of a boon for the Apple TV - having Amazon Prime alongside other popular streaming platforms such as Netflix and Hulu means it's more in line with the competition and more of an attractive streaming proposition to Amazon Prime subscribers. It was also reported that Amazon would once again start selling the Apple TV on its platform, which is yet to happen.

Whether the decision to roll out Amazon Prime on the Apple TV today is related, or purely coincidental, remains to be seen.

Will you be taking advantage of the new Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV?

This is good news for Amazon and Apple customers who have had to forego a less than friendly relationship between the two companies. Google isn't happy that Amazon isn't listing Nest (a Google/Alphabet owned company) devices on its USA storefront, and had earlier dropped access for Amazon's Echo Show platform before announcing this week that it would remove access for Fire TV owners as well.

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With Prime Video joining Apple TV's catalogue of streaming services, consumers will now have one more reason to purchase the Cupertino giant's entertainment box.

On the iTunes store, the iOs app has been updated to version 5.0, bringing support for the iPhone X as well as universal search.

Google signaled that its move was in retaliation for Amazon's refusal to sell some Google products that compete with Amazon gadgets.

In a statement Tuesday, Google said: 'Given this lack of reciprocity, we are no longer supporting YouTube on Echo Show and Fire TV'.

Amazon's Prime Video application allows users to access Amazon's growing library of movies and TV shows.

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