Nearly six months after Amazon and Apple apparently settled their differences and announced the Prime Video app was coming to Apple TV, the actual app has finally been released.
Beginning today, the Prime Video app is available on Apple TV 4K and previous generations of Apple TV in over 100 countries. Apple TV users will be able to find Amazon content using the Apple TV App, Siri Remote and universal search in select countries.
Prime members in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria and Japan can use the app to watch videos purchased or rented from Amazon. Customers in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Austria will also be able to watch videos from subscription services (like HBO, Showtime or Eurosport in Europe) paid for on Amazon.
The app is dropping just before Amazon’s upcoming NFL Thursday Night matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints, and also in time for the premiere of “The Grand Tour.”
“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, vice president of Prime Video, in a statement. “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.”
While Amazon can claim victory in finally launching its streaming video app on Apple TV, the company also has to contend with Google pulling YouTube support from its Echo Show and Fire TV devices.
Google suggested in a statement that the move is due to Amazon not carrying Google products like Chromecast or Nest in its storefront.
"We've been trying to reach agreement with Amazon to give consumers access to each other's products and services," a Google spokesperson said in a statement obtained by Engadget. "But Amazon doesn't carry Google products like Chromecast and Google Home, doesn't make Prime Video available for Google Cast users, and last month stopped selling some of Nest's latest products. Given this lack of reciprocity, we are no longer supporting YouTube on Echo Show and FireTV. We hope we can reach an agreement to resolve these issues soon."