Good news for Apple TV owners who subscribe to Amazon’s streaming video service.
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced today at the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference that the Amazon Prime Video app will finally be accessible via Apple TV later this year.
The integration, which was first reported last month, ends a long dispute between the two tech giants. Apple TV lets customers stream content from services like HBO Go, Netflix, and around 50 other partners, but Amazon and Apple couldn’t reach an agreement. The standoff led Amazon to stop selling the Apple TV on its retail site in 2015, as Recode noted.
But now Apple TV users will have a way to watch Amazon content.
“Of course, as you know Prime Video provides a wealth of great content — thousands of TV shows and movies, and some great original content like Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, Man in The High Castle, and so much more,” Cook said on stage today. “We are so pleased to welcome Amazon to Apple TV.”
Cook didn’t provide any other updates about Apple TV.
For Amazon, this provides another way for customers to access the company’s growing streaming video catalog that is accessible via the $99/year Prime membership program. Amazon Prime Video is still not available on Google’s Chromecast device; Amazon also does not sell Chromecast on its site.
You asked (a lot). We listened. Amazon Prime Video is coming to the TV App and all Apple TVs this year.
— Amazon Video (@AmazonVideo) June 5, 2017