“Amazon appears to have confirmed to engineer Dan Bostonweeks that it is developing a tvOS app for Prime Video that could launch before the end of 2015,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors. “‘Hopefully, within a few weeks span, you will be able to see the Amazon Instant Video app feature on your Apple TV,’ the company purportedly said in an email.”
“Apple was wrongly criticized by some in October for seemingly not allowing Prime Video on the new Apple TV,” Rossignol reports, “but shortly after the company provided a statement to BuzzFeed News emphasizing that “all are welcome” on the platform — Amazon simply had not submitted a Prime Video app for the tvOS App Store. ‘Apple tells BuzzFeed News that ‘all are welcome’ on its new Apple TV platform. But Amazon — which recently purged Apple TV from its store — doesn’t have a Prime Video app in the Apple TV App Store. And as of a few days ago, it hadn’t submitted one.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Amazon blinked.
So, we assume that means Amazon will be carrying Apple TV units for sale again, too. Makes sense, right?
As long as this is all ironed out and ready-to-go for the new Clarkson/May/Hammond series on Amazon Prime!
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