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After years of being a no-show, Amazon Prime Video is finally available on Apple TV. In a nutshell this means Amazon Prime subscribers can now watch Prime Video content on their Apple TV. Just in time for the new season of The Grand Tour, which should cut down on the levels of piracy.
For reasons only the two companies know, Prime Video has never been available on Apple TV. It has been possible to play Prime Video on your Apple TV using AirPlay, but users were crying out for a dedicated app. And now, after years of waiting, there’s a tvOS app for Amazon Prime Video.
Amazon Prime Video Lands on Apple TV
The new Prime Video tvOS app works on the Apple TV 4K as well as previous generations of Apple TV. Prime Video is available in over 200 countries, but the Prime Video app for Apple TV is only available in 100 countries. Still, that’s better than being limited to the United States.
This should bring an end to Amazon and Apple’s mini-feud which saw Amazon refusing to sell the Apple TV on its sites around the world. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos insisted he wouldn’t budge until there was a Prime Video app available on Apple TV, so expect sales of the latter to resume soon.
In Apple’s press release regarding Prime Video, Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, said, “Amazon Prime Video is one of the most eagerly anticipated apps to come to Apple TV, so we’re excited to bring all of that great content to customers”.
Mark Eamer, Vice President of Prime Video, said, “The app arrives just in time for the highly anticipated new season of The Grand Tour, which launches on December 8th, and Prime Video members streaming on the Apple TV 4K will have the exceptional viewing experience of 4K HDR.”
As Easy As Turning on Your Television
Prime Video is one of the key reasons people subscribe to Amazon Prime, so making it easier to watch on as many devices as possible is a no-brainer. And with Prime Video being integrated into the Apple TV app, finding and watching content should be as easy as turning on your TV.
Are you an Amazon Prime subscriber who owns an Apple TV? If so, will you be downloading the Prime Video app on your Apple TV ASAP? Was the absence of Prime Video stopping you from buying an Apple TV? And will you now be buying one? Please let us know in the comments below!