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Report: After long dispute, Apple TV will finally add Amazon Video app

Amazon Video is reportedly coming to Apple TV this year. (Apple Photo).

Anyone with an Apple TV has likely noticed the conspicuously absent Amazon Video app. The device, which allows viewers to stream video from HBO, Netflix, and other services to their TVs has been missing a convenient way to watch Amazon content — until now.

According to anonymous sources cited by Recode, the Amazon Video app will be arriving on the Apple TV set-top box this summer.

Some of Amazon’s devices compete directly with Apple products, like the Fire TV stick, which also allows viewers to stream content to the TV.

So far, the two companies haven’t been able to reach an agreement to bring an Amazon Video app to the Apple TV. The standoff led Amazon to stop selling the Apple TV on its retail site in 2015, as Recode notes.

“We want our player, our Prime Video player, to be on the device, and we want it to be on the device with acceptable business terms … and if you can’t, then we don’t want to sell it to our customers, because they’re going to be buying it thinking they can watch Prime Video and then they’re going to be disappointed,” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said at Recode’s Code Conference last year. “And they’re going to return it.”

An agreement between the two tech titans could be a sign of Amazon’s increasing dominance in the streaming video world, as more Apple customers expect access to the content.


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