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priming the pump [ just invented this phrase ]?!.....Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV launches today.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 06, 2017 06:29AM
....finally.....what you all have been waiting fer.....

.....surprised but it says which apparently will work on the third-generation Apple TV as well......

......haven't checked what the tvOS requirement is but usually Apple requires the latest version for new apps to work, so if you have an older tvOS it may not work, but again I have not checked tvOS compatibility........


......it may not be easy to find right now as it begins to launch....

.....The app is not currently appearing in Apple TV Search, although we’d expect that to change as the release propagates around the world.

The best way to find the app right now is to search ‘Amazon’ in the tvOS App Store, click on Amazon Shopping and then scroll down to find the Prime Video app in the ‘More By This Developer’ section...



Amazon Prime Video App Launches on Apple TV

.....It's been six months since Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Amazon Prime Video would be coming to Apple TV later this year, and now that app is officially beginning to roll out to tvOS devices in the U.S., Canada, and possibly other regions.

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. Users can add shows and movies to a watchlist, sync their watchlist across devices, and use Amazon's X-Ray feature to look into the actors and crew members behind each show and movie.

Universal Search is now supported in the updated iOS app, allowing users to search for Prime videos using the native Search function on their devices, while the app also supports iPhone X displays. The tvOS app is obviously a separate component of the installation, but Amazon Prime should be available on third-generation Apple TVs as well as fourth-gen and 4K Apple TVs, according to the release notes. We're waiting for clarification on generational support.

Prior to its official launch, there were numerous release date rumors surrounding the Amazon Prime Video tvOS app. The first pointed to its launch on the day of the iPhone X keynote event, and then a separate report from Recode countered that rumor with sources that claimed the app would not be ready at that time. Later in September, the next rumor predicted its launch alongside Thursday Night Football, and when that date came and went the most recent rumor -- sourced from a Redditor claiming to work for Amazon -- predicted an October 26 debut.

Yesterday, a redditor opened up the App Store and saw an Amazon Prime Video story as the top feature in the "Today" section, after he had manually turned his device's clock forward by a day. He linked the section on reddit, which other users were able to see temporarily before the content was pulled by Apple. The "Today" App Store description in question specifically referenced Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV, which was finally launched today.

Amazon Prime Video was one of the last remaining streaming service holdouts to release a tvOS app, so users will now be able to rely on the 4th and 5th generation Apple TV devices a little more without having to use a PlayStation 4, Fire TV, or Roku to jump to Amazon's video catalog. In terms of other Apple products with Amazon Prime Video apps, users can also watch Prime shows on iPhone and iPad with the company's iOS app [Direct Link], which also supports downloading select videos to view offline.



finally.....but will it work correctly...........?!



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Re: priming the pump [ just invented this phrase ]?!.....Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV launches today.....
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: December 06, 2017 08:41AM
It is indeed live today (12/6); [9to5mac.com]

Couldn't find it at first, so I did what 9to5 said; searched for Amazon, went to Amazon Shopping, and looked at "More by this developer". It'll turn up in a main search (and on the main tvOS App Store page) during the course of the day, I'm sure.



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Re: priming the pump [ just invented this phrase ]?!.....Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV launches today.....
Posted by: datbeme
Date: December 06, 2017 09:52AM
It was the first app in the grid this morning on my Apple TV v3. Didn't recognize it at first since it simply says "Prime Video" with the arrow. The word Amazon does not appear.
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Re: priming the pump [ just invented this phrase ]?!.....Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV launches today.....
Posted by: michaelb
Date: December 06, 2017 11:02AM
this is great, been a long time coming. I much prefer the ATV4 to my rokus, so now don't have a need to have that even hooked up.
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Re: priming the pump [ just invented this phrase ]?!.....Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV launches today.....
Posted by: space-time
Date: December 06, 2017 11:46AM
"This application requires Apple TV 11.1 or later.

You must update to Apple TV 11.1 in order to download and use this Application.

OK"
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Re: priming the pump [ just invented this phrase ]?!.....Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV launches today.....
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: December 06, 2017 01:28PM
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space-time
"This application requires Apple TV 11.1 or later.

You must update to Apple TV 11.1 in order to download and use this Application.

OK"

No problem. Simple to do.
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Re: priming the pump [ just invented this phrase ]?!.....Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV launches today.....
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: December 06, 2017 04:53PM
Just found it by accident while trying to get Hulu to load. Says there's a outage or something but we have Prime now.



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Re: priming the pump [ just invented this phrase ]?!.....Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV launches today.....
Posted by: sekker
Date: December 06, 2017 05:17PM
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Article Accelerator
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space-time
"This application requires Apple TV 11.1 or later.

You must update to Apple TV 11.1 in order to download and use this Application.

OK"

No problem. Simple to do.

Yep, just add an Apple TV3. I’m not going to TVOS11 until I’ve moved my personal library over to PLEX.
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Re: priming the pump [ just invented this phrase ]?!.....Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV launches today.....
Posted by: Rolando
Date: December 06, 2017 09:42PM
Was surprised to find it on my ATV3! Got my wife's prime account on it.



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