Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

Amazon Prime Video Lands On Apple TV

Amazon Prime Video Lands On Apple TV

This indicates to me that Amazon has taken a business decision on this issue and implemented a plan to do all it can to reduce the threat of Google's hardware to Amazon's own devices.

A bust-up between Google and Amazon will mean that Amazon Fire and Amazon Echo Show users will be unable to watch YouTube on their TV - via their Amazon devices - from 1 January 2018.

While Google and Amazon continue to bicker back and forth about which company's services will be available for what platforms, it seems as though Apple has its act together, with Amazon Prime Video now available on the Apple TV.

"We've been trying to reach agreement with Amazon to give consumers access to each other's products and services", the spokeswoman said in a statement. "We hope we can reach an agreement to resolve these issues soon". In September, Google blocked YouTube support for the Echo Show and at the time said Amazon's implementation "violates our terms of service, creating a broken user experience".

The Prime Video app will be available on Apple TV 4K and previous generations of Apple TV, giving Prime Video members with Apple TV devices access to Amazon's content line-up. The last nail in the coffin was the fact that Amazon has stopped selling Nest devices a couple of months ago.

Decent app for streaming or downloading Amazon Prime Video content to your smartphone.

Amazon quickly responded to the move calling it a "disappointing precedent" on Google's part to selectively block customer access to an open website.

Google blatantly shows Amazon that the former is not taking competition lightly as the search giant has pulled out YouTube from Amazon Echo Show.

Back in 2015, Amazon pulled all retail listings for Google's Chromecast and Nexus Player smart TV box on its website along with Apple TV. Apple Inc., meantime, said Amazon Prime Video would become available as an app for Apple TV by the end of the year, but it hasn't yet been released.

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