Amazon Video On Apple TV (4th generation) ATV4

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by chestvrg, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. chestvrg macrumors 65816

    Dec 13, 2010
    Can only one please confirm if the new Apple TV 4th generation has Amazon Video streaming app either already as a built-in app or a downloaded me app? I have two 3rd generation Apple TVs at home and neither one of them have it, currently we have to stream Amazon video via an Xbox One. Please confirm anyone.
  2. bigpatky macrumors regular


    Sep 7, 2007
    LOL. No. Sorry, not to be a jerk, but do a quick google search. There's been a lot in the media about this.
  3. besler3035 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI
    That's a screenshot from iOS. Doesn't live on tvOS yet. You can Airplay from iOS to your Apple TV though to get it.
  4. chestvrg thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 13, 2010
    I didn't think about that yes I'll try it, but does the ATV4 have Amazon video natively installed or via app pretty much like Netflix?
  5. robot prom macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2002
    No. Amazon is supposedly working on an ATV4 app though. It was promised "within a few weeks" nearly 7 months ago.
  6. elliethebugg macrumors newbie


    Jun 19, 2016
    Atlanta, GA
    No it does not have an app (either native or downloadable). The only thing you CAN do is to airplay (mirror) your iphone/iPad/macbook to the Apply TV. Click on the link below to be taken to the Apple Support page with the directions on how to do it:


    MacBookAir7,2 13" Display/2.2GHz i7/8GB RAM/Intel HD Graphics 6000 (Early 2015)
    iP6sPlus 128GB, iPadAir Late 2014, AppleTV 4th Gen 64GB, Apple TV 3rd Gen
  7. MrTazz macrumors member


    Sep 23, 2015
  8. benjitek, Jun 19, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2016

    benjitek macrumors 6502a


    Sep 23, 2012
    You really should explore the forum search functionality, it avoids the asking of questions that have been extensively typed about already. This topic thread is deletion-worthy :confused:
  9. chestvrg thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 13, 2010
    Sorry for bothering and thank you for those who went the extra step. Next time I'll do more research before posting anything redundant.
  10. Rigby macrumors 601

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    To clarify: There was never any official statement or promise from Amazon. There was just a rumor that was based on something a customer support agent supposedly said.
  11. Mac... nificent macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2012
  12. aced411 macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2007
  13. chestvrg thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 13, 2010
    Thank you for the link, unbelievable. And the Xbox one has it, so I'll stick to my kid's Xbox one for streaming Amazon Video for now.
  14. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    If you have any other iOS device in the house, using Airplay works fine for the Amazon app. It's not mirroring - the stream is handed off to the ATV directly and the iOS device only stays in the loop for control.
  15. bigpatky macrumors regular


    Sep 7, 2007
    I haven't checked myself but I've heard the only issue with that (besides the slight inconvenience) is it only passes stereo sound and not 5.1. Anyone know if that's accurate?
  16. chestvrg thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 13, 2010
    Thank you for letting me know. Yes I don't have an extra iOS device otherwise I would AirPlay them. Thank you guys.
  17. Creek0512 macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2012
    Can't stress this enough, Amazon Video's app Airplay is NOT mirroring, it hands off to Apple TV.
  18. afd macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2005
    I've found that Airplayng with Amazon Video isn't very reliable. At times I've have had to restart both devices and have stay in the app on iOS device. Airplayng fro other apps such as BBC's iPlayer, DS Video and Netflix work much better, once it started i can use other apps, pause and restart with Apple remote.
  19. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2014
    No. The content providers refuse to let us have it all on one device. I'm not holding my breath for Apple to build an iTunes app for Roku or an XBox either, but either would do. Especially now that the new Xbox has 4K. I'd take an iTunes app on my 4K BD player too if that's what I could get. It already does Vudu and Amazon. Of course then I'd dump my AppleTV...
  20. The Mad Hatter macrumors 6502a

    The Mad Hatter

    Oct 12, 2004
    Well according to your sig, you do ... your iPhone 6S would work fine for it.
  21. chestvrg thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 13, 2010
    Yes I tried it it does work the AirPlay thing. Only thing is that I feel like the iPhone becomes enclaved to the functions of the ATV3, so what I'm doing in the meantime is using the XboxOne to stream Amazon video content. We just switch HDMI input and transfer it to the XboxOne, so I see no reasons to upgrade right now to the ATV4 thank you guys.

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