Amazon App Coming to Apple TV
After years of stalemate between the two companies, Amazon's television app will soon make its debut on Apple's set-top box.
Transparent, The Man in the High Castle and other Amazon series will soon be available on Apple TV.
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced Monday at the company's annual developer conference that Apple will finally add support for Amazon's Prime Video app on its set-top box.
The deal comes after years of stalemate between the two tech giants. Amazon's app, part of its recent move to offer original and licensed TV programming, has never been available on the Apple TV, though the device does offer the ability to download many other TV apps including HBO and Netflix. And Amazon, which offers its own connected-TV device called the Fire TV, stopped selling Apple TVs in 2015.
Apple, too, has begun to offering original programming of its own. The company is currently prepping unscripted series Planet of the Apps and has set an August release date for a Carpool Karaoke spinoff.
Cook did not reveal when Prime Video will be coming to Apple TV, saying only that the service would be available later this year.
Recode first reported about the possibility of a deal between Apple and Amazon in May.
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