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Amazon Prime Video App Launches on Apple TV (slashdot.org) 92

Six months after Apple chief executive Tim Cook said Amazon's Prime Video service would be coming to Apple TV, the much anticipated on-demand video streaming service has arrived on tvOS. Similar to other versions of Amazon Prime Video, the Apple TV app allows Prime subscribers to sign into their accounts and watch Amazon Prime exclusive TV series, as well as browse a collection of movies.

Amazon Prime Video App Launches on Apple TV

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  • by smallmj ( 69620 ) on Wednesday December 06, 2017 @07:10AM (#55686603)

    And yet we still can't watch Amazon Prime Video on the Roku in Canada, even though the service launched about a year ago.

    • by Xciton ( 84642 )

      Yup. Amazon prime in Canada is lack-luster. Time to re-think my subscription. It's as it they don't want me to watch their video service.

  • An article about Apple that has literally no negative connotations. .

    Even though it'll be hard to twist this post into an anti-Apple argument, vigilant posters will find a way.
    • Here's a negative comment about this: how about those of us who bought an early version of the Apple TV?

      Where's the Amazon app for the 2nd and 3rd-generation Apple TV?

      • Here's a negative comment about this: how about those of us who bought an early version of the Apple TV?

        Where's the Amazon app for the 2nd and 3rd-generation Apple TV?

        Well, not 2nd; but apparently they are pushing this out to the 3rd gen Apple TVs.

    • An article about Apple that has literally no negative connotations. .

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  • Apple AND Amazon together? Shit, if we could get Google and Facebook involved, the suckers could give away all of their information while watching TV.
  • The Youtube client on my Fire TV Stick has been popping up a notice saying I won't be able to use it after 1/1. Are they changing APIs to something that requires a newer Android? Anyway, I guess I'll just have to use the client in Kodi, but that's even worse than using the official client.

      • Wow, what a bitch move from Google. Good thing I would already never consider paying them for Youtube.

  • They've got a reasonable catalog but their game-console software is clunky, statically sized, a pain to navigate, truncates descriptions, and is slow. I'll stay on Netflix and Hulu when I can. Hulu has gone from a passable interface to very sleek and usable in the past few months, they used to be in my "sure, if you want to" category to right there next to Netflix. I was extremely happy they stopped trying to cram "clips" down my throat every time I wanted to search for full version of anything.

    I use Ama

    • Hulu on a PS3 is actually really awesome. It's a similar interface on the Fire, though it's odd that Hulu says "press the + button to add to your list", when there's no '+' button on a fire stick.

    • by swb ( 14022 )

      Both Amazon and Netflix have long crippled their search/sort features to mask how small and craptastic their catalogs are. Amazon on most platforms is slightly deceptive by including pay offerings in searches where you thought you were looking at prime content, but this is mostly because they also haven't sorted out a consistent user interface across platforms.

      On the PC, Amazon Prime Video is too much like the store's interface. On embedded platforms (DVD, smart TV, etc) it's more Netflix-like but still w

      • I did get a nice, unexpected treat out of Amazon recently:

        I bought A Christmas Story several years ago on Amazon digital. With the recent "Movies Everywhere" thing happening where Keychest and UltraViolet have basically merged under one roof my Amazon purchase suddenly appeared in my merged library. Not everything I've bought digitally on Amazon is there, I bought some lame Grumpy Cat Christmas movie for $1 last year and it isn't in the Movies Anywhere library.

        I guess it's pretty obvious I do most of my d

  • There is still no Spotify app on Apple TV - some indications that they are working on it, but nothing materialised. In principle I can use my iphone and ipad and stream the music through the apple tv to my hifi, but it would be elegant to have a dedicated app. Hope we'll see it one day.
  • The tvOS app has an issue wit playing surround sound, It onlu comes out as sterio, amazon are avare of it and according to costumer service are working on it. As a temorary fix they have removed the 5.1 tag om all media in the app I contacted them to call theier bluff here is what i got back "Please be assured, the tags are being removed temporarily. The issue will be fixed as soon as possible"

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