After months of waiting and lots of rumors, the Amazon Prime Video app has finally arrived on Apple TV. The app provides access to TV series such as Man in the High Castle and soon the second season of The Grand Tour. It also supports 4K HDR.
It's finally here
A little over two years ago, Apple introduced tvOS with an app store along with upgraded Apple TV hardware. Netflix, HBO, Hulu, and others were quick to embrace the platform but Amazon resisted.
The changes today and the app is now finally available on Apple TV.
- “There is nothing that excites us more than delighting our customers, and we are thrilled for them to stream Prime Video on Apple TV,” said Mark Eamer, VP of Prime Video. “The app arrives just in time for the highly anticipated new season of The Grand Tour, which launches on December 8th, and Prime Video members streaming on the Apple TV 4K will have the exceptional viewing experience of 4K HDR.”
The app provides access to Amazon’s subscription library of TV series, movies, and documentaries in up to 4K HDR. The user interface suggests that 5.1 surround is available but only stereo is output. Update: The latest update appears to fix surround sound. The user interface largely mirrors that of other TV platforms.
- “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,” the company said.
The app also integrates with Siri, universal search, and Apple’s ‘TV’ app in select regions.
- "Starting tomorrow, Prime members in the US can enjoy Thursday Night Football on the Apple TV app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV," Apple said.
Since the two companies now appear to have buried the hatched, many expect Amazon to start selling Apple TV again. The media player briefly appeared on amazon.com earlier this year as a placeholder.
Amazon Prime Video is available now from the tvOS app store in over 100 countries.