Amazon Prime Video App Finally Arriving For Apple TV In June

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While the Apple TV has long been home to streaming video services like YouTube, Netflix and Hulu, one company has been jarringly absent: Amazon. Amazon Prime Video, which is available as a separate $8.99/month service or packaged in with the $99 yearly cost of Amazon Prime, has been barred from the Apple TV due to disagreements between the two companies over “acceptable business terms.”

That will all change next month, as it is being reported that Apple and Amazon have finally reached an agreement, allowing the Prime Video to arrive on the Apple TV platform. According to BuzzFeed, Apple will make the announcement at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which kicks off on June 5th in San Jose.

However, the butting of heads over the Amazon Prime video app isn’t the only things that have been resolved between these two tech giants. It’s also being reported that Amazon will resume selling the Apple TV via its online storefront. Amazon discontinued sales of the Apple TV back in 2015, citing Apple’s reluctance to support Prime Video.

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"Over the last three years, Prime Video has become an important part of Prime," said Amazon in a statement back in October 2015. "It’s important that the streaming media players we sell interact well with Prime Video in order to avoid customer confusion."

It should be noted that the Apple TV also compete heads to head with the Amazon Fire TV. It is not known if Apple plans to release an update Apple TV in the near future that supports 4K content — something that all of its streaming hardware competitors already support, and is supported by Prime Video.


Via:  BuzzFeed
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