Yesterday's tvOS 11.2 launch did not mark the release of Amazon's sought-after Prime Video app for Apple TV, but the online retail giant has now reiterated that, yes, it's still due in 2017.
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An alleged employee writes on Reddit that Amazon's Prime Video app for the fourth-generation Apple TV and the new Apple TV 4K is launching Thursday, October 26.
Amazon Prime Video is finally coming to Apple TV, reports BuzzFeed. Citing sources familiar with the plans, the outlet says that Apple will make the announcement next month at their World Wide Developers Conference.
The move signals that the two companies have reached an agreement to end their years-long feud, which not only kept Amazon's video app off of Apple's set-top box, but also removed the Apple TV from Amazon's storefronts.
BuzzFeed's John Paczkowksi, who has an excellent track record reporting on Apple's future plans, says that the app is expected to go live this summer. Also, as part of the deal, Amazon will resume Apple TV sales at some point.
If true, this will be a significant win for Amazon Prime customers using Apple TV. Currently, there is no way to natively access Amazon Prime Video on tvOS. WWDC will take place in San Jose, California and begin on June 5.
Online retailer Amazon announced this morning that it has started to offer its Prime Video service as a standalone subscription independent of its $99.99 annual Prime membership, which includes things like free two-day shipping, unlimited streaming of music, movies and television shows and other perks.
In an effort to step up its challenge to Netflix, the e-commerce giant has priced its standalone offering at $8.99 per month—a dollar more than Netflix's entry-level $7.99 plan in the United States.