Tim Cook said six months ago Amazon Prime Video was coming to Apple TV sometime before the end of the year. And here it is: the long-awaited app is finally available on Apple TV and the iOS flavor was updated to support the iPhone X. The native tvOS versions is compatible with Apple TV 3rd generation devices or later. If the app isnt visible yet, try searching for Amazon Prime Video on the Apple TV and it should pop-up. The release of the Apple TV app could signal Apple TVs return to Amazon, as well. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said previously that the retailer would not sell the streaming device until it was compatible with Prime services. 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, said Bezos at Code Conference 2016. And if you cant, then we dont want to sell it to our customers, because theyre going to be buying it thinking they can watch Prime Video and then theyre going to be disappointed. And theyre going to return it. The Amazon Prime Video app was the lone missing streaming service from the Apple TV, where Netflix, Hulu and the rest had previously been available. Now if only Apple could fix the terrible Apple TV remote.
Owners of 3rd generation or later Apple TVs can now get the app. Amazon might be fighting with Google over YouTube, but its own streaming service just got a big win. Amazon Prime Video has finally landed on Apple TV, around six months after Tim Cook first said it was coming. After downloading the app, you'll be able to watch Man in the High Castle and other shows provided you have a 3rd-generation or later Apple TV, according to iTunes. So far, the app has appeared in Apple TV search in the US and Canada, but not the UK, according to my Engadget colleagues there. The best way to find it, notes 9to5 Mac, is to search Amazon in the tvOS store, select Amazon Shopping and scroll down in the "more by this developer" section. As you'd expect, it's much like the web, Roku and smart TV apps, letting you scroll and search films and TV series, select favorites, and more. Amazon Prime Video was supposed to come to Apple TV by this summer, but was delayed for unknown reasons. The service, which is available to all Amazon Prime members, was already long overdue when Cook announced it was coming in May of 2017. Google recently pulled YouTube from FireTV and other services, but Amazon has also feuded with Apple in the past. The two companies famously fought over e-books and commissions from items purchased using Amazon's iOS app, and ( other than briefly), Amazon hasn't sold the Apple TV since 2015. Given the benefit to both Prime Video and Apple TV users, it's good to see they can agree on at least one thing.