An Amazon representative confirms that a new Instant Video app for the Apple TV is coming very soon.
Amazon is working on an Instant Video app for Apple's new TV, according to an engineer working at Madefire, a storytelling platform, debunking speculations that Apple is closing its doors on the Internet retail giant. Amazon tells Dan Bostonweeks that a tvOS-compatible Instant Video app is in development, launching within a few weeks.
“I sent feedback to Amazon via the Amazon Instant Video iOS app about supporting tvOS. They say it’s in development,” he said.
Last month, Amazon pulled out rival products including the Apple TV and Google's Chromecast on its website, saying that the devices aren't supporting its Instant Video app, which offers unlimited video streaming through its Prime subscription service. Amazon says that this void might cause confusion among its customers.
Apple, meanwhile, released a few video streaming apps on its new Apple TV, including HBO Go, Hulu, Netflix, Showtime, and YouTube. Amazon's Prime Video app isn't on the list, however, Apple said that Amazon has yet to submit a compatible app for the Apple TV, adding that “all are welcome” on its new TV platform.
Responding to Bostonweeks's feedback, Amazon said, “As we have already succeeded in developing an app for iPhone and iPad, we hope to make an app separately for the Apple TV. Hopefully, within a few weeks span, you will be able to see the Amazon Instant Video app feature on your Apple TV.
Currently, Amazon's Instant Video app is available for free on the App Store and Google Play Store, as well as on various platforms including Roku, PlayStation, Xbox, Wii, and select Blu-ray players.
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Source: Dan Bostonweeks