Amazon Prime Video App for Apple TV Gains 'X-Ray' Feature

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Amazon appears to have recently added its popular "X-Ray" feature to the Amazon Prime Video app on the Apple TV.

    X-Ray lets Amazon Prime Video users get more information about the TV shows and movies they're offering, with the feature providing cast and character information, trivia, bonus content, photo galleries, and more.


    On Apple TV, the X-Ray feature can be used by tapping on the Apple Remote's main button and then swiping upwards after the "X-Ray" text appears on the screen.

    From there, you can view information on the actors in a particular scene, jump to a different scene in a TV show or movie, see a full cast list, or read trivia facts.


    On some titles, there's also a collection of bonus photos and videos to look through, with behind-the scenes information, concept art, set design, and more.

    X-Ray is a feature that's available on most devices where Amazon Prime Video can be watched, but it wasn't added to the Apple TV until recently and wasn't an available option when the Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV launched in 2017. X-Ray is also available on the Amazon Prime Video app for iOS.

    (Thanks, Neil!)

    Article Link: Amazon Prime Video App for Apple TV Gains 'X-Ray' Feature
  2. atxknepp macrumors newbie


    Sep 9, 2016
    This is false. X-ray was available for several months when the Prime app first appeared on Apple TV and was one of my favorite features of the app. I was very disappointed when they removed the feature.
  3. jclo Editor


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    Was it? I saw reports from when it launched that said it wasn't ever available. Either way, it's definitely back now and seems to be a recent addition.
  4. Kabeyun macrumors 68000


    Mar 27, 2004
    Eastern USA
    Nice feature. Silly name. I guess an “Info” button doesn’t sound as snazzy.
  5. KevinPeterson macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009
  6. jarman92 macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2014
    I have to say, the Amazon app was total sh** when first released but it’s 100% better now. It actually looks and acts like a native tvOS app instead of a crappy web interface.
  7. RavenTongue macrumors newbie


    Sep 9, 2015
    I’ve checked half a dozen movies that support x-ray and not one works on my Apple TV, but do on my iPad. I do see the release notes say “bug fix x-ray,” which seems to indicate the feature was already present before today. Not working for me and I’m on that current version. So either it’s still buggy or it’s server side and it’s not being turned on for everyone.

    It’s a fun feature for movie buffs. I hope they get it squared away.
  8. orbital~debris macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2004
    England, UK, Europe
    Really? Here on my tv, it still seems pretty much the same as it was when it was launched. I wonder if there are multiple versions that are the 'latest' release.
  9. webbuzz macrumors 65816


    Jul 24, 2010
    Same issue here.
  10. dmylrea macrumors 68030


    Sep 27, 2005
    "On Apple TV, the X-Ray feature can be used by tapping on the Apple Remote's main button "

    Which button on the remote is the "main" button? The one labeled "menu" or the home button (or click the trackpad)?
  11. Joniz macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2017
    I still have two issues with the app, one which drives me crazy.

    1) No sound feedback when swiping, which makes it seem non-native to me and makes it less exacting.

    2) The damned Watch Next row keeps disappearing and I must futz with switching screens (go into Watchlist and back) over and over until it shows up. The iPad version does the same but I don’t use that anymore now that it’s on the Apple TV.

    This second one drives me insane!

    Amazon! Is it really so hard, setting ShowWatchNext = ALWAYS?
  12. Gator5000e macrumors newbie


    Jan 27, 2018
    Great, they give us x-ray (which is hit and miss on the Kindle app) but can’t give us 5.1 Dolby on Amazon Originals. I’m still getting Original series in 2.0 stereo. Come on, Amazon. This has been an issue since the app came to Apple TV and still doesn’t work.
  13. mikedemunck macrumors newbie


    Jun 8, 2009
    It doesn’t work on my end. The update also killed the Dutch localization in the app. Trying to fix that gives weird errors.
  14. webbuzz macrumors 65816


    Jul 24, 2010
    I deleted and reinstalled the app thinking it would be fixed. Still no X-Ray.
  15. Eminemdrdre00 macrumors 6502a


    May 10, 2008
    Does the Prime Video app for Apple TV still lack 5.1 surround sound for most movies?
  16. Gator5000e macrumors newbie


    Jan 27, 2018
    For me, I get 5.1 with movies. But I’m stuck with 2.0 with Amazon Prime Originals, even brand new series.
  17. ralphdaily macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2008
    Birmingham, AL
    I just deleted & reinstalled the Amazon app on my 4K Apple TV. Still no x-ray.
  18. RightMACatU macrumors 65816


    Jul 12, 2012
    Just be sure to stand at least 6 feet from the tv - Ba-dum-tsss! :p
  19. webbuzz macrumors 65816


    Jul 24, 2010

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