Amazon Prime Video Lands On Apple TV

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In a statement, Google said, "Amazon doesn't carry Google products like Chromecast and Google Home, doesn't make (its) Prime Video available for Google Cast users, and last month stopped selling some of (our sister company) Nest's latest products". Sadly if they do not reach an agreement you will have to mirror your smartphone on to the Amazon streaming device to watch YouTube on the big screen.

Amazon and Apple launched the Amazon Prime Video on the Apple TV yesterday, this is one app that many people have been waiting for on the Apple TV.

Plenty of video services work with Chromecast - but Amazon doesn't let its video service work on the Google device.

All of which means that Amazon and Google can safely invest in the Apple ecosystem, without fear that they're creating an existential threat.

The app does not have any Apple-specific features, but it does leverage the device's Siri search.

"Given this lack of reciprocity, we are no longer supporting YouTube on Echo Show and Fire TV", Google said.




The newer Apple TV 4K was released in September and is a great accessory if you have a 4K HDR TV.

Apple TV owners on Reddit are reporting the same issue with surround sound with others explaining the problem is not happening through the Prime Video app on other devices like game consoles, and specifically the Sony Playstation 4. And, trust me, if you don't have multiple 4K sources already, you will do soon.

Aside from that, the Apple TV app also now supports live sports coverage from ESPN and National Basketball Association with partnership from the National Basketball Association and Turner Sports. Amazon joined Apple TV on Wednesday. It's also possible, with a few extra clicks for confirmation, to display your iCloud photos onscreen.

Apple TV owners will have access to Amazon Original Movies and Prime Originals such as The Grand Tour, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Tick along with the upcoming premieres of Jean-Claude Van Johnson on December 15 and Phillip K. Dick's Electric Dreams on January 12.

Apple TV 4K isn't the best for United Kingdom sports fans either. Amazon's suite of voice-controlled devices has outsold Google's so far, according to a study by research firm eMarketer from earlier this year. You can't get access to Sky's 4K sports coverage (although that holds true on any platform save Sky Q), and although there is a Now TV app, this only provides access to Sports via day passes.

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