Amazon Prime Video now available on Apple TV

Amazon Prime Video now available on Apple TV

Amazon Prime Video now available on Apple TV

(NASDAQ:AAPL) announced that Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) has released Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV.

According to Archer, while the Amazon Prime Video app has excellent video quality, the app appears to be only outputting audio in PCM stereo. As of today, Apple TV (2015)and Apple TV 4K can access Amazon Video at long last. This enabled Amazon Prime users to watch movies and videos on Apple TV directly, instead of mirroring content from any Apple device through AirPlay. Netflix, HULU and more have been available to stream on Apple TV, but up until recently, Amazon Prime Video was missing in action.

From Archer's reporting, it appears that Amazon is aware of the issue, and may already have moved to cover its tracks. Google, meanwhile, said that "Amazon's implementation of YouTube on the Echo Show violates our terms of service".

Apple TV owners around the world now have access to Amazon Original Movies and Prime Originals such as The Grand Tour, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Tick along with the upcoming premieres of Jean-Claude Van Johnson on December 15 and Phillip K. Dick's Electric Dreams on January 12. Apple isn't trying to be a retail giant either, so you could imagine Siri one day allowing you to shop on Amazon or Google Express.

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The restriction means that Amazon's Echo Show and its Fire TV can only access YouTube through its existing website, not through the app.

Amazon stopped selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast devices in 2015, a year after it launched Fire TV.

Apple and Amazon seem to have buried the hatchet, at least for the time being. Users will be able to find content on Amazon Video simply by speaking or typing their queries into the Apple TV's robust search feature. Now they are not available direct from Amazon, although earlier this year the company did briefly list the latest version of the device for sale on its United States site (but it has since been removed). Both have also been pushing their own video and music-streaming services as well as competing video-control platforms. "Given this lack of reciprocity, we are no longer supporting YouTube on Echo Show and Fire TV".

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