Apple announced the arrival of Amazon Prime Video on media players Apple TV six months ago. Starting today, owners of the Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K+HDR can download the app and then use the online streaming service with a suitable subscription. That just today the app is available in many countries. Amazon Prime Video offers the first episode of the showpiece The Grand Tour since December 8th.
Until now, Amazon Prime Video was only available on televisions via newer Smart TV internet TV models from LG, Sony, Philips and Samsung. The app for tablet and smartphone does not yet support streaming techniques such as Chromecast and Airplay. A subscription to Amazon Prime Video costs $8.99 per month in The U.S. The disadvantage of the online streaming service is that other languages subtitles are not provided with all available content.
Amazon’s video service is already available on PlayStation 4 and Amazon’s own Fire TV. The app allows Prime subscribers to log in to their account to view TV series and movies. You can add material to your watch list, which you can synchronize between multiple devices. With Amazon’s X-Ray function you can see which actors and crew members have contributed to a film.
Prime Video on tvOSAmazon Prime Video started a year ago in the Netherlands and is primarily a competitor for Netflix. But Apple itself has plans to invest in own TV shows, documentaries and films, possibly leading to Netflix’s own competitor.