Prime Video members can now use Apple TV to access Amazon original movies, Prime originals and Hollywood blockbusters and TV series and more than 140 channel subscriptions in the USA and 95 in the U.K., Germany and Austria.
Good news for Apple TV users who long for the warm embrace of Amazon Prime Video: six months after Apple CEO Tim Cook assured users it would happen, Amazon Prime Video is now available on Apple TV.
The app officially started to roll out to Apple TV devices. You can then use Siri voice search to search for a film or TV show and the box will show a selection - you don't have to specify you want to watch it from Prime Video because Siri will search all app catalogues for your desired show.
A source that has personal knowledge of the matter revealed basically what pushed Google to pull YouTube from Amazon devices is the fact that Amazon opted to promote a technically hacked version of the site instead of reaching out to them in an effort to ultimately sort this out.
Why would Amazon suddenly decide to play nice with Apple but not with YouTube? They say Amazon is not playing fair with Google. It's already possible to stream Netflix through Apple TV, as well as NOW TV and BBC iPlayer by downloading the apps. Here, the streaming service's content can come up in systemwide searches. The latter tech giant has announced that, from January, it will remove its YouTube app from Amazon's Fire TV devices.
You can watch Amazon Prime Video at home or on the go by downloading it onto your Android or Apple device.
As streaming becomes more and more prevalent, more and more options to stream content become available. They want the content all in one place.
Amazon said in a statement, "Google is setting a disappointing precedent by selectively blocking customer access to an open website". The beef between these two companies now runs much deeper than streaming video, which makes swift resolution hard to envision. The streaming devices also offer free, ad-supported channels such as TubiTV, PBS and Crackle and network TV apps (NBC, ABC, FX), which can only be seen with proof of a cable subscription and access to recent movies.