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Amazon Prime Video app rolling out to Apple TV App Store

08 December 2017, 01:09 | Megan Pierce

Amazon Prime Video finally comes to Apple TV

Amazon Prime Video app rolling out to Apple TV App Store

It works on Apple TV models from the 3rd generation and up.

Has Amazon Prime arriving on Apple TV answered your streaming prayers? Interestingly, this also comes just hours after Google pulled YouTube from two of Amazon's devices, criticising the latter for not selling Google hardware on its e-commerce platform.

Apple originally said the Prime Video app would come to Apple TV and Apple's TV application sometime in the summer, and Amazon concurred with Apple's statement in a tweet.

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.

This will allow users to stream Amazon original series and movies.

Apple and Amazon had been at loggerheads on the issue of Amazon Prime TV support earlier in the year, with Amazon going so far as to pull the Apple TV from its USA storefront, citing potential customer confusion as the reason why.

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Apple is also adding support for live sports, with participation from ESPN, the National Basketball Association, and Turner Sports.

Ever since its first iteration, one of the Apple TV's major weaknesses has been its lack of an Amazon Video app. Apple listened to customer complaints, and promised way back in September that the service would make its way to the premium streaming box in question.

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.

Tensions between Amazon and Google have steadily risen over the last few years.

Google is setting a disappointing precedent by selectively blocking customer access to an open website.



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