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Technology Amazon Prime Video is finally available for Apple TV

00:45  07 december  2017
00:45  07 december  2017 Source:   techinsider.io

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“ 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,” said Eddy Cue, Apple ’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. Prime Video is integrated into the Apple TV app where available

Previously, Prime Video could only be played on the Apple TV over a wireless AirPlay connection from another Apple device. The new app should be far more convenient to use and greatly improve the viewing experience. Today’s app release should open the door for Amazon to start selling the Apple

a close up of a computer © Provided by Business Insider Inc The Amazon Prime Video app is finally available for Apple TV, 185 days after Apple CEO Tim Cook announced it at Apple's annual conference in June.

The Amazon Prime Video app will let users with a Prime subscription stream Amazon shows such as "The Grand Tour." People will also be able to watch videos purchased or rented from Amazon, along with other free films offered through Prime.

Amazon Prime was one of the last holdouts on Apple TV, which lets outside developers create apps for their streaming service. The lack of access to Amazon's exclusive video content was a drawback and a reason for people to choose other streaming boxes, such as Roku or Amazon's Fire TV.

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The Amazon Prime Video app is finally available for the Apple TV , half a year after it was announced by Tim Cook at WWDC. Apple announced the launch in a press release this morning: Prime Video is now available on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV .

Amazon Prime Video is now available for download on Apple TV . Users can stream free shows and movies with an Amazon Prime subscription and also watch movies

The launch also marks the end of a sparring match between two tech giants. In 2015, Amazon pulled Apple TVs from its online store. A year later, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said that the reason why there was no Amazon Prime Video app was because of Apple's lack of "acceptable business terms," which observers took as a reference to Apple's App Store policy of taking a 30 percent cut of services sold within its apps.

But the two companies seemingly reconciled and made the announcement earlier this year that the streaming video app would eventually land on Apple TV. Amazon's online store briefly listed Apple TV as a product in September, but Amazon does not currently sell Apple's TV box as of Wednesday morning.

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