Amazon Prime Video is now available for Apple TV

by Danny Zepeda | December 6, 2017

Apple announced Amazon Prime Video would arrive on its set-top box earlier this year at WWDC, but as the months went by, we began to wonder if it would be delayed. But Apple delivered on its promise today, with Prime Video for Apple TV finally making its debut.

Nearly every other streaming service is available for the Apple TV, including Netflix, HBO and Hulu, with a major holdout being Amazon Prime. Before, the only way to get Prime Video content on the Apple TV was to AirPlay it from an iOS device. This was serviceable but not seamless nor intuitive.

The app is now rolling out for tvOS devices in the United States, the U.K., Canada and other regions in Europe and will be available for third-generation and fourth-generation Apple TVs.

On top of having a native app, Amazon is supporting Apple’s TV app, which means your favorite Amazon Prime movies and shows will now show up in the TV app meant to act as a hub for all of your streaming content. Searching for content through the app will also be possible via Siri voice dictation.

Apple has confirmed the Prime Video app will support 4K HDR, opening up Apple TV owners to the vast 4K HDR library Amazon carries.

Amazon has also rolled out a 5.0 update for the iOS Amazon Prime Video app that supports the iPhone X’s 5.8-inch display.

You can download the Prime Video app for tvOS devices through the App Store.

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Danny Zepeda

Danny's interest in writing began with tech, which influenced his career path in college. After graduating from Vanguard University, he began to...Danny's interest in writing began with tech, which influenced his career path in college. After graduating from Vanguard University, he began to...