If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you’re going to love this. A big change is coming and will make it even more convenient to use your favorite app.
Here’s a hint: You’ll be able to watch movies like never before!
Is Amazon Prime Video coming to Apple TV?
You’ve probably heard the rumors for quite some time now. Amazon Prime Video will soon be available on Apple TV. Well, that rumor might be coming true as early as next week.
Amazon has shunned Apple TV for years, even declining to submit a Prime Video app to the 4th-gen Apple TV’s App Store. Although users can view iOS Prime videos on Apple TVs via “Airplay,” a native Apple TV app was never made available.
In 2015, the online shopping giant also started banning Apple TV (together with the Chromecast) from being sold on its site to avoid “consumer confusion.”
“When we sell those devices, we want our player — our Prime Video player — to be on the device, and we want it to be on the device with acceptable business terms,” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos earlier said about the Apple TV ban. “You can always get the player on the device. The question is, can you get it on there with acceptable business terms?”
Now, a Reddit user who goes by “AmazonVideoEngineer,” claims that an Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV will be released on Thursday, October 26.
He wrote, “The app is done, and has been done for months already. However, there are a lot of politics going on beyond my pay grade that are pushing the launch back. And just to clarify, October 26 is the earliest I would expect it. Launch could be pushed well into November.”
Clearly, we don’t know who is behind this Reddit account or if his claims hold any truth. But it would be nice if the rumor is true. Amazon Prime members would finally be able to watch original content like “Sneaky Pete” and “Fortitude” through their Apple TV device. Nice!
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